DALTONGANJ: The Palamu administration will lodge cases against over 4,000 defaulters of the PM Awas Yojana Gramin (PMAY-G) for their failure to build a house despite the government sanctioning funds for it around six years ago, officials said on Sunday.
“We have decided to lodge certificate cases against 4,599 such defaulter beneficiaries. They were given sufficient time to complete the house but instead, they misused the government’s money,” deputy development commissioner Megha Bhardwaj said.
Most of the defaulters, sources said, have diverted the funds for some other purpose while some have built a portion of their house but now they are no longer interested in completing the construction. “A resolution will be obtained through the gram sabha for cancellation of their houses. The BDOs have already sent them notices to build/complete the houses and now they will be served notices by the district officials,” Bhardwaj said.
Under the scheme, a beneficiary is entitled to receive Rs 1,30,000 in three instalments of Rs 40,000, 85,000 and Rs 5,000 for building a house. Such beneficiaries also need to contribute 95 man days of manual labour under MGNREGA.
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