New Delhi : The Centre has decided to allot government accommodation to BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on security considerations and also allowed former Punjab DGP KPS Gill and Anti-Terrorism Front chairman M S Bitta to retain their accommodations on the same grounds.
Chief Minister of Uttarakhand Harish Rawat has also been allowed to retain government accommodation in the national capital on medical grounds, according to the decision taken by the Cabinet Committee on Accommodation (CCA) chaired by Home Minister Rajnath Singh yesterday.
According to sources, the CCA also decided to allot government accommodation to A Surya Prakash, the chairman of Prasar Bharati for the period of his tenure.
Sources informed that the CCA has taken into consideration that Swamy is a Z-category protectee with CRPF cover and there is no place at his present place of residence for the deployment of armed guards.
Swamy’s security is being reviewed from time to time by the Security Categorisation Committee in the Ministry of Home Affairs.
As per the security threat assessment carried out by the central security agency, there is a felt need for proper government accommodation for Swamy for the effective deployment of security and government accommodation for him for five years was accordingly recommended, the sources said.
The former Union minister will have to pay five times the normal licence fee.
Gill and Bitta were allowed to retain their present government accommodation for three more years, till May, 2018, based on security considerations at special licence fee of five times the normal.
Uttarakhand CM Rawat has been permitted to retain government accommodation for one more year in New Delhi on medical grounds and keeping in view that the state government guest house is being demolished.