JD (U) alleges irregularities in PMAY

DIMAPUR, JUL 1 (NPN) | Publish Date: 7/1/2019 11:15:06 AM IST

Claiming that it had received reports that cut-money was being demanded and taken randomly from beneficiaries Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) in the State, Janata Dal (United) Nagaland has demanded an independent probe into the matter.

In a press communiqué issued by its media & publicity cell, the party explained that while it welcomed the noble scheme launched by the NDA government in June 2015, it had learnt that even photographers responsible for providing evidence of the ongoing and completed construction of houses by the beneficiaries were demanding money for the photography. Moreover, there were reports that genuine persons were being deprived of the benefits, it added.

As such, the party cautioned the department concerned to implement the Central housing scheme for urban and rural poor judiciously. 

Asking the authority concerned to set up an independent inquiry committee to delve into the authenticity of demands made from the beneficiaries of PMAY, JD (U) Nagaland demanded that the panel must also conduct a probe whether the scheme was reaching the genuine people or its funds were being siphoned off by middlemen in the name of bogus persons, besides investigating other irregularities that might be taking place under the very nose of the implementing department. 

The party further urged the beneficiaries not to entertain any demand for cut-money and report such matters to it on the mobile numbers 94360 13273 and 88374 82416. 

The JD (U) Nagaland also warned persons who had taken the cut-money to either return the money or face legal consequences.

As published in Nagaland Post on June 29, Centre sanctioned construction of 2,983 additional houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) for Nagaland. 

At a meeting of the central sanctioning-cum-monitoring committee (CSMC) under PMAY (Urban), secretary Housing and Urban Affairs ministry, Durga Shanker Mishra said 2,51,093 houses, with a project cost of Rs.11,373.20 crore, of which Rs.3,766.40 crore will be Central assistance, were sanctioned.



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