President approves allocation of flats to low-scoring Civil Servants

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih speaking at the Press Conference following the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS) judgement on the dispute between the Maldives and Mauritius on the overlapping maritime boundary issue. | Photo: President’s Office

President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has given his approval to grant apartments to individuals who obtained scores lower than 50 points in the Civil Service division.

Additionally, 146 unoccupied apartments from the Hiya housing program will also be allocated. This decision was reached after the Cabinet reviewed a proposal from the Ministry of National Planning, Housing, and Infrastructure.

During their discussions, the Cabinet addressed the matter of providing apartments to 45 individuals who were previously ineligible for the Civil Service category due to scoring below 50 points in the Hiya housing scheme.

Individuals who scored below 50 points in categories other than the Civil Service are not included in the permanent list.

The housing scheme had set aside a specific number of apartments for individuals working in technical fields within the Civil Service and Malé City Council.

As per the Cabinet’s recommendation, the 145 available apartments will be allocated according to the order of the reserve list, as various reasons have led to their availability.