Forgery In The Name Of Affordable Housing Scheme Under Govt Scanner
Between complaints of fake developers offering flats under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister told Parliament that the Centre was collecting information from states and Union territories on private builders allegedly indulging in forgery in the name of the affordable housing scheme.
Various steps have been taken by the ministry to deal with complaints regarding bogus developers offering flats under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).
Ministry has not only issued public notice in major regional dailies cautioning people against possible fraud in the name of PMAY(U), but has also posted a disclaimer on its website intimating public that the government has not authorised any private entity to collect money for availing any benefit under the affordable housing scheme. Incidentally, under PMAY(U), the government offers benefits under various components to help people buy a house.
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs has asked the northeastern states, hilly states and smaller states/UTs, such as Kerala and Goa, to saturate their demand of houses under PMAY(U) by 2017-18, so that construction of all houses may be completed by 2019. Similarly, it has asked the larger states to saturate their 50 per cent of demand of houses under PMAY (U) by 2017-18 and the remaining by 2018-19, so that construction of all houses may be completed by 2022.
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