Jaipur development body to audit EWS, LIG houses built under private schemes – ET RealEstate

JAIPUR: The developers who have failed to construct houses for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Lower Income Group (LIG) in their schemes as per the mandatory norms will be under Jaipur Development Authority (JDA)’s radar.

The Jaipur Development Commissioner (JDC) Gaurav Goyal on Wednesday directed to constitute a panel of chartered accountants to audit the houses and plots constructed under various provisions of the Chief Minister Jan Awaas Yojana.

The zone commissioners have also been directed to monitor the houses and plots constructed under the Chief Minister Jan Awaas Yojana.

An official said, the civic body provide relaxation in land conversion, building map approval and other charges to developers for constructing houses for EWS and LIG category. In return of the benefits, the private developers have to develop schemes and invite applications by lottery in the presence of representative of local bodies.

An official said, “The developers who have not followed the lottery allocation process, the relaxation provided by the JDA will be cancelled and all charges will be levied. Moreover, a penalty will be imposed. The zone commissioners have been directed to prepare the record of the defaulters and submit at JDA,” the official said.

As per the township policy rules, builders or developers launching a group housing schemes or high-rise has to construct houses for EWS and LIG category. Till date, no project has been cancelled and developers who have defaulted have not initiated construction.

Sources said, “Developers had shown apprehensions to construct houses for poor on premium land and schemes. Following this, relaxation was provided to construct houses for EWS and LIG category on some other project land. However, many have not adhered to the policy. This time JDA plans to impose heavy penalty,” he said.

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