Beneficiaries who violate norms in Life Mission Project may face axe
Thiruvananthapuram: Beneficiaries of Life Mission project will face a setback if they violated the norms of the project while constructing the house. The project aims to provide homes for the homeless people. A high level committee headed by chief secretary decided that final instalment will not be given to the beneficiaries who constructed huge houses violating the norms.
The committee also decided that eligibility of beneficiaries who constructed huge houses will be reviewed and if they were found ineligible to get included in the project, the whole amount will be recollected.
This new rule will be applicable for the beneficiaries in the second phase of Life Mission project. Under this project, government has sanctioned Rs 4 lakh to the beneficiaries who own land. As per rule, houses constructed under the project should not exceed 420 square feet.
But, many of the beneficiaries have constructed big house by arranging money from other sources.
Though the houses under the project should not exceed 420 square feet, government decided that relaxation will be given to the houses of 600 square feet.
The government in its primary conclusion, observed that people who constructed houses which are above 600 square feet are not eligible for government aid. In view of this, the government has directed to re-examine on the eligible beneficiaries of the project.
If found ineligible, beneficiaries are liable to repay the full amount to the government.
In the second phase of Life Mission project, 86,000 houses will be constructed.
Life Mission director UV Jose stated that such cases will be examined separately.
“We will examine on the beneficiaries who constructed houses which exceed the prescribed square feet. People who can find money from other sources will not be encouraged to seek government aid,” said UV Jose.