Friday, 19 December 2014

The district administration has decided to take strict action against developers who have launched affordable housing schemes, if they charge premium amount from the buyers to allot flats, bypassing the draw of lots.

Deputy commissioner T L Satyaprakash told the media that his office has received several telephonic complaints against builders for flouting norms. Some complainants said a few developers are charging premium amount from them to allot flats in affordable housing schemes without the lottery. "It is a state government scheme. Therefore, the developers cannot charge any premium, as it will defeat the purpose of the affordable housing policy," he said. He also said all benefits to LPG gas consumers will be given through Aadhaar seeded bank accounts from January 1. The amount of subsidy per LPG cylinder will be deposited directly into the consumer's account. But for this, consumers need to submit a copy of the PAHAL form to the distributor and another copy to the bank where they have their account.

Source: Times of India

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