Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA)
To plan and implement housing schemes, the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority (FGEHA) was established by Presidential Ordinance on July 12, 2019. Tariq Bashir Cheema, the federal minister for housing and works, serves as the organization’s chairman. Waseem Hayat Bajwa serves as the FGEHA’s director general.
Additionally, the FGE Housing Authority is a self-financing entity and does not receive funds from the government’s general revenue. Hence, the FGE Housing Authority lacks the funds it needs to purchase land in advance. Therefore, when housing plans are launched or announced, a down payment is taken from its members. The money collected will use as a down payment on raw land. Moreover, the remaining land cost pays after receiving installments from allottees.
History of FGEHA
In 1989, a cell inside the Ministry of Housing & Works was established as the Federal Government Employee Housing Authority (formerly known as the FGE Housing) Foundation. Later, on March 26, 1990, it was registered as a Public Limited Company under the Companies Ordinance, 1984, with the Pakistani Security and Exchange Commission. Through an ordinance that the President issued on July 12, 2019, the former Federal Government Employees Housing Foundation has been renamed the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority. Later, on January 15, 2020, the Parliament approved the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority Act.
The FGE Housing Authority (FGEHA) offers excellent, safe, and affordable accommodation to qualifying federal government employees in Pakistan’s major cities. Moreover, the housing authority offers families housing options and opportunities while also collaborating with the public and private sectors. Lahore Smart City also offers safe and secure environment to its residents.
Purpose of FGEHA Establishment
The purpose of the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority is to plan and develop housing schemes for active and retired federal employees as well as other designated groups of people as decided by the Authority from time to time. In addition, the Authority strives to ensure that each of these individuals has a home at the time of retirement or earlier, as well as for his dependents in case of his death before retirement, on the terms that the Authority may decide.
To create, launch, sponsor, and implement housing schemes on an ownership basis in Islamabad, the provincial capitals, and other significant Pakistani cities for federal government employees who are now employed and retired, as well as for other specified groups of individuals as decided from time to time by the Authority.
In a broader sense, the authority is assisting the government in reducing the number of unsheltered families in the whole country, particularly among public sector workers. Based on merit, the authority helps the staff members acquire homeownership at the time of retirement or earlier.
How to contact FGEHA?
Existing and retired employees of the authority can get in touch with it in a variety of ways. You can go to the FGEHA website for a list of phone numbers and email addresses for the organization’s multiple wings as well as inquiries.
Steps to Register on FGEHA Members Portal
If you work for the federal government, you can register via the FGEHA members’ portal. Follow the steps listed below to complete the registration process, which is quite simple to do:
- Go to the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority’s official website.
- The member registration/log in button is located in the upper right corner. Press that.
- Submit your registration information, which includes your CNIC number (without dashes), a password, your full name, your email address, and your mobile number. After adding, click register.
- You will receive an email for verification. If you click on it, it will redirect you to the login page.
- Log in by entering your credentials. After logging in, a one-time password (OTP) will send to your mobile, which you must enter. You will log in after clicking verify.
FGEHA Members' Portal Benefits
On the website, each member has a personal dashboard where they may view information about their membership, allocations, and payments. The portal also allows members to quickly change their passwords if they feel the need.
Eligibility Criteria for Plots
If the applicant hasn’t received a plot or house from the Federal Government Employees Housing Authority, they will qualify for the property. This is regardless of the time or whether the plot keeps or dispose of. If both the husband and wife work for the government, they are both qualified to receive a unit as a service benefit.
Additionally, candidates may apply for a unit based on their regular pay scale. Based on the employee’s current age, the authority will decide how senior they are. Only government employees with permanent positions are eligible to apply. Daily wagers, contract workers, as well as other individuals are not eligible. Moreover, the plot will allot after confirmation of service information from the relevant department.
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