The Directorate of Estates is the custodian of Vigyan Bhavan


Directorate of Estates is an Attached Office under the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs. It is responsible for the administration and management of Estates (Residential/Office Accommodation) of Government of India in the metropolitan cities of Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai and five other cities/towns namely Shimla, Chandigarh, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Nagpur. The Central Government Estates in the remaining cities and towns are administered by the CPWD. Directorate of Estates is also responsible for administration of Markets in Govt. colonies in Delhi, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Nagpur and Mumbai.

Administration of Requisition and Acquisition of Immovable Property Act, 1952, Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act 1971 for seeking eviction of unauthorized occupants and Ministers Residences Rules, 1962 also vests with the Directorate of Estates. It controls administration of Holiday Homes at Grand Hotel, Shimla and other Govt. Hostels at various cities/towns. It is also responsible for allotment of Govt. Residences (General Pool in Delhi) and also accommodation in Vigyan Bhanwan.

Accommodation for MPs

There is separate residential pool for mps of Lok Sabha as well as Rajya Sabha . With a view to meeting the requirement of guest accommodation, 21 suits in Western Court Hostel have been kept reserved for allotment to guest of Members of the Union Council of Ministers

Vigyan Bhavan

Vigyan Bhavan was constructed in 1956. This building forms the main Centre for International Conferences and other meetings arranged by various Ministries and Departments of Government of India Public Sector undertakings/Autonomous Bodies and Private Organizations. The Directorate of Estates is the custodian of Vigyan Bhavan since 2.12.1992

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