TENTH FIVE YEAR PLAN 

REPORT ON THE SCHEMES TAKEN UP BY BUILDINGS AND HOUSING DEPARTMENT IN THE 10TH.FIVE YEAR PLAN HIGHLIGHTING TARGETS AND ACHIEVEMENTS.

The buildings and housing department is entrusted with the development of infrastructure in the state. In this regard, the department takes up construction of government buildings only. The activities of the buildings and housing department can be broadly classified under the following two budget heads:
A. Construction of Residential buildings under the `housing sector`.
B. Construction of Non-residential buildings under the ` Public works sector`
Construction of all government offices, conference-banquet halls, stores come under `public works sector` and construction of all government quarters fall under `housing sector.
Its expertise and experience is also extended to the other departments for the construction of buildings under their department.
The building and housing department is relentlessly continuing its developmental activities by taking up construction of residential buildings and non-residential buildings in the state. Essentially the department under the `Housing sector` takes up construction of various categories of quarters, classified as Class-I, Class-II, Class- III and Class-IV quarters for providing housing facilities to the government officers and staff, and with increasing number of government employees, the demand for quarters have increased manifold and to cope up with the situation, the department has planned and constructed number of residential quarters in the past.. Under `Public works` sector construction of various office buildings, conference hall, stores have also been completed successfully.

HOUSING - SECTOR - " 4216"
The activities covered under this sector includes development of residential accommodation both at the state quarters as well as the districts and sub-divisional levels for government employees.
Housing being a state subject is an integral part of our policy of improvement of human settlements and economic developments. The main idea behind construction of residential quarters is not only to improve housing conditions and for providing basic amenities to the government employees but also emphasizes new construction and up-gradation of housing besides generating revenue through house rent and license fee deducted from their salaries.
Keeping in view of above, an outlay of Rs. 2500.00 lakhs has been approved in the tenth plan outlay under ‘Housing sector’ which includes the spillover liabilities required for the on-going schemes taken up during the previous 9th. Plan period.
4216-Capital outlay on Housing.
01-Government residential buildings
01.106- General Pool Accomodation
60- Construction (PWD)

60.00.71 – STAFF QUARTERS AT GANGTOK..
10th. Plan Outlay. ----- ----- ------ Rs. 1000.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 146.47 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 129.26 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 215.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 285.62 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 146.00 lakhs.

The proposal is to continue the spillover liabilities of the 9th. Plan and complete them during the 10th. Plan period. Number of new proposals has also been suggested for taking them up during the 10th. Plan period. The major schemes /projects are construction of approach road,drainages etc. at Sichey Housing Colony, reconstruction of old and dilapidated single storied residential structure scattered around Gangtok. Construction of Sichey Housing Complex having 12-unit Class- I quarter, 30 unit Class- II quarter, 120 units Class-III quarter, 162 units of Class-IV quarter with club-cum- library and a shopping complex have also been proposed by the department. As of now various works like construction of 6-unit Class- I quarter at Namnang and Sichey, 6 and 12 units Class –III quarter at Sichey, 3 nos. of ADC’s quarter, 3 nos. Clss-II and 50 nos. of Class-IV quarters at Raj- Bhavan complex have been completed.

60.00.72 – QUARTERS AT OTHER DISTRICTS

10th. Plan Outlay. ----- ----- ------ Rs. 400.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 19.22 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 50.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 24.97 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 29.50 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 9.00 lakhs.

The district head-quarters namely Mangan, Namchi,Gyalshing are facing acute shortage of residential accommodation for the government employees. Although it is very difficult to fulfill the entire requirement during the 10th.plan period, the department has proposed to take up construction of construction of Class- I and Class-II quarters at Mangan and Gyalshing including District collectors quarter at Gangtok.

60.00.73 – QUARTERS AT SUB-DIVISION LEVEL.

10th. Plan Outlay. ----- ----- ------ Rs. 200.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 54.20 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 39.76 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 59.97 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 113.94.lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 50.00 lakhs.


It is proposed to construct atleast Class- III and Class-IV quarters at different sub-divisions like Ravangla,Soreng and Pakyong.

60.00.74 – QUARTERS AT OTHER PLACES.

10th. Plan Outlay. ----- ----- ------ Rs. 150.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 9.78 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 9.88 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- NIL.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 3.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 5.00 lakhs.

Similarly there is acute shortage of residential accommodations for the government employees at places other than the sub-divisions head quarters. Thus it has been proposed to construct staff quarters at these places to ease out the problem to a great extent.

60.00.75 – QUARTERS FOR MINISTERS.

10th. Plan Outlay. ----- ----- ------ Rs. 400.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 113.92 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 149.96 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 94.97 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 107.01 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 120.00 lakhs.

In view of the shortage of quarters for VIPs’,additional numbers of quarters has been suggested and the works taken up during the 9th. Plan would be carried out in the 10th. Plan period for completion.Further addition, alteration and extension to the existing VIP bunglows has also been proposed.

60.00.76 – ADDITION,ALTERATION & RENOVATION OF QUARTERS.

10th. Plan Outlay. ----- ----- ------ Rs. 350.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 19.95 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 68.55 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 53.45 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 51.57 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 60.00 lakhs.

A major problem in renovating and altering the existing residential buildings in the state has emerged during the 9th.plan period. A great number of quarters are in a dilapidated condition and needs immediate alteration and renovation. A certain amount of fund if provided in the 10th. Plan could be utilized for the alteration and renovation of the quarters.This would not only help in adding value to these assets but also ease out the shortage of accommodation for the government employees in the state.

60.00.77 – QUARTERS FOR M.L.A.

10th. Plan Outlay. ----- ----- ------ Rs. 50.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 49.28 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 110.00 lakhs.

PUBLIC-WORKS. “4059”

A great emphasis was given in the 9th.plan period to bring administration closer to the people by way of de-centralization of the administrative structure in the state. For the purpose the basic infrastructure was required in the form of the non-residential buildings viz. the office buildings in and around the capital town of Gangtok and in the districts and sub-divisions. High priority is also given in the infrastructural development at Raj-Bhavan. Many of the departments that were earlier housed in a private rented buildings have been provided with the government office accommodation in the building constructed during this period., to name some of the office buildings there is the Tashiling Annexe – I building near Power department and Tashiling Annexe –II building near Government press building at Gangtok. However, the shortage of office accommodation still remains with the developmental activities taking place in the fast pace. Hence, there is a graet demand for construction of office buildings not only in Gangtok but also in district head quarters and sub-division levels.

Keeping in view the emphasis required in the 10th. Plan period, projects have been prepaqred and spillover required for on-going projects have been taken care of in the 10th. Plan proposals, an outlay of Rs. 3000.00 lakhs has been approved in the 10th. Plan period. The outlay of Rs. 3000.00 lakhs has been found to be inadequate considering the spillover liabilities of works that were undertaken during the 9th. Plan period and paid/completed during the 10th. Plan period. The workwise details are summarized below:

2059 – Public-Works.
80 – General.
001 – Direction and Administration
40 – Chief Engineer(Buildings) Estab.
004 – Planning and Research.
TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 450.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 73.02 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 84.90 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 100.69 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 157.13 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 137.00 lakhs.

An outlay of Rs. 400.00 lakhs has been proposed for meeting up the administrative expenses of the department including strengthening of the material testing laboratory, planning and research activities and training of the office personnel.

4059 – Capital Outlay and Public Works.
01 – Office Buildings
60 – Other Buildings
60.051 – Construction
03 – Buildings and Housing Department.

03.00.71 – SECRETARIAT AT GANGTOK.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 25.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 2.26 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 0.67 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 4.55 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 1.35 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 5.00 lakhs.

A sum of Rs. 25.00 lakhs has been proposed forr renovation,alteration of the old secretariat building for creation of additional space for offices and toilets.

03.00.72 – OTHER OFFICE COMPLEX AT GANGTOK.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 100.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 8.47 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 10.05 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 3.76 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 5.88 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 5.00 lakhs.

During the 9th plan period Tashiling Annexe –I and Tashiling Annexe –II, totaling roughly 50,000 sq.ft. of office accommodation has been completed. The provision given in the 10th. Plan would cater mainly for spillover liabilities and addition,alteration of the office buildings.

03.00.73– OFFICE COMPLEX AT DISTRICT HEAD QUARTERS.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 500.00 lakhs.

Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 49.41 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 95.82 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 84.84 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 49.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 60.00 lakhs.

The administrative infrastructure have been provided in almost all the district head quarters in the state. Proposals to provide extensions to the existing District Administrative Centre (DAC) at Gyalshing and at Mangan has been finalized. Extension of DAC at Namchi has been completed.

03.00.74 – OFFICE COMPLEX AT SUB-DIVISION LEVEL.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 375.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 59.21 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 74.28 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 85.76 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 64.76 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 72.00 lakhs.

The Administrative infrastructure at Sub-division level viz. at Chungthang,Pakyong,Soreng and at Ravangla has been completed. The provision of Rs. 375.00 lakhs has been proposed to take up establishment of Sub-division office including the cost of the land at Rongli and composite office buildings at Jorethang. The construction of Sub-Division office complex at Rongli and construction of Regional Administrative Centre at Jorethang has already started. Extension of S.D.M. Office complex at Soreng has been proposed.
03.00.75 OFFICE COMPLEX FOR P.W.D.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 50.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 2.50 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 4.12 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- NIL.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 4.95 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 5.00 lakhs.

The Administrative block for the Engineering Departments, viz. Roads and Bridges, P.H.E., Buildings and Housing and Irrigation and Flood Control Departments have since been completed. The amount of Rs. 50 .00 lakhs has been proposed in the 10th. Plan to meet up the expenditure for the construction of Car parking/Store and Annexe building of Nirman Bhavan to meet the requirement of additional office space.

03.00.76 OFFICE COMPLEX FOR JUDICIARY ADMINISTRATION (STATE SHARE).

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 150.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 5.27 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 9.94 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 57.97 lakhs..
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 180.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 85.00 lakhs

Up-Gradation of Judicial Administration for Sikkim has been completed in the 9th. Plan. During the 9th. Plan period the civil courts in the districts has been completed. The provision of Rs. 150.00 lakhs has been proposed for construction of quarters for high court judges including cost of land at Gangtok,and construction of quarters for judiciary at Namchi and at Gangtok including cost of land. Construction of Judiciary complex having quarters for Honourable Chief Justice, Honourable Judges etc. has been taken up.
This is a scheme on 50:50 sharing basis between the centre and the state government. The state government has not been able to provide matching grant due to which central grant has been stalled temporarily since 2003-04.

03.00.78 OTHER BUILDINGS.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 1300.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 670.38 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 310.27 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 502.91 lakhs..
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 347.94 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 130.00 lakhs


During the 9th. Plan period, a Conference-cum- Banquet Hall and Guest House at Gangtok were commenced and completed in the year 2003. Similarly construction of Guest House at Pakyong was started during 9th.plan period and was completed in the 10th. Plan period.
The details of some of the important buildings already taken up and to be taken up is highlighted below:

Conference-cum- Banquet Hall (CHINTAN BHAVAN).
The work has been completed physically but payment is pending due to fund constraint.

Guest House (CIRCUIT HOUSE) at Gangtok.
The work has been completed physically but due to fund constraint the payment is yet to be made during the current financial year.

Guest House at Kolkata..
The work is under progress. The land for the project is leased out by the West Bengal government which is located at salt lake in Kolkata. This is being constructed for providing accommodation to V.I.Ps’ and officers visiting Kolkata on official tour.

Guest House at Siliguri:
The guest house at Siliguri is presently being constructed in the land belonging to the Sikkim government. The guest house would provide for accommodation to the V.I.P.s’,and officers visiting Siliguri for official work.

Renovation of Assembly Building:
Roof treatment is proposed to be taken up for the Assembly House building along with some addition and alteration.

High Court - Annexe Building
The construction of High Court Annexe building has been completed during 2003-04. However the payment is to be made during the current financial year due to fund constraint.

Construction of Raj-Bhavan at Gangtok.
The existing Raj-Bhavan is an ancient structure and the condition of the structure is far from safe. In fact the present structure has out lived it’s life span and needs immediate attention either for major renovation or for new construction. Further number of cracks have developed due to moderate earthquake very recently. Retrofitting measures have to be taken up for strenghthening of the structure for which estimates have been prepared by the department.

Guest House at Karfectar:
The guest house at Karfectar in South Sikkim has already been completed.

Alteration and Renovation of the Archives Building at Gangtok.
The archive building is housed in the old assembly house building, which is infact a very ancient structure. It is proposed to renovate the old building with major alteration works and face lifting.

03.00.77 – ADDITION, ALTERATION AND RENOVATION OF OFFICE BUILDINGS.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ Rs. 50.00 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 6.37 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 9.43 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 13.34 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 18.26 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 71.00 lakhs.

The need for addition,alteration and renovation of very old government buildings in the state has been felt very badly. Specific provision for renovation, alteration not provided in the earlier plan periods have left many of the important government buildings in a very pathetic state. Therefore in order to add value to the existing govenment assets, major renovation to the some of the prominent public buildings is a must.

60.051 – Construction – 03-45-03-45-71
Construction of Raj-Bhavan Annexe.

TENTH PLAN OUTLAY ------ -------- ------ NIL.
Annual Plan 2002-03 (Actual Expenditure) --- NIL.
Annual Plan 2003-04 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 99.85 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2004-05 (Actual Expenditure) --- Rs. 199.96 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2005-06 (Annual Expenditure) --- Rs. 471.24 lakhs.
Annual Plan 2006-07 (Outlay) --- Rs. 300.00 lakhs.

Extension of yard including construction of Banquet hall (now called ‘Ashirwad Bhavan’) at Raj-Bhavan has been completed in 2005-06. Construction of Type – IV quarters at Raj- Bhavan has also been completed just recently.

Major construction works commenced/undertaken during 10th five year plan but would spill over to 11th. five year plan with details are as under:

Budget Head: 4059 – Public works:

1. Circuit House at Gangtok.
2. High Court Phase – I at Gangtok.
3. High Court Phase – I at Gangtok.
4. DCN Conferencing System at State Level Conference Hall at Gangtok.
5. Chintan Bhavan at Gangtok.
6. Security Check post at Rangpo.
7. Guest House at Kolkata.
8. Regional Administrative Centre at Jorethang.
9. Sherpa Community Centre at Okherey.
10. View Tower at Pelling.
11. Multi-Purpose Hall-cum- Gymnasium for Sikkim Armed Police at Pangthang.
12. District Administrative Centre at Namchi.
13. Sub-Divisional Magistrate office at Soreng.
14. (a) SDM Complex at Rongli.
(b) Approach road to SDM Complex at Rongli.
15. (a) Infrastructure development work for Raj-Bhavan complex at Gangtok.
(b) Class – III (16 unit) quarter in - 4 block at Raj-Bhavan complex.
(c) Barrack,Sentry posts, Frisking Centre,General room and other allied works at
Raj-Bhavan complex , Gangtok.
16. (a) Judiciary Complex at Sichey, Gangtok.
(b) High Court Phase –II, Gangtok.
(c) Major renovation and providing furniture furnishing to VIP qtrs.of Hon’ble Chief Justice at Forest Colony, Gangtok.

The progress of the works as mentioned under sl no. 1 to 6 above has been completed 100% but its’ financial progress is yet to be achieved due to fund constraints. Other works as indicated under Sl. No. 8 to 16 are still under progress and is likely to spill over to the next financial year.
Detail showing Physical and Financial progress of the works taken up in the 10th five year plan including list of spillover schemes is enclosed with the report at Annexure – I and II and III


 SD/-

Superintending Engineer (Planning), Buildings and Housing Department.