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Centre orders probe into PMAY irregularities in Mahanga

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Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Union Rural Development minister Narendra Singh Tomar ordered the Chief Controller of Accounts to send an internal audit team to Odisha to probe the alleged irregularities in allotment of houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awaas Yojana (PMAY) in Mahanga of Cuttack district

Replying to a letter from Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan who alleged irregularities in selection of beneficiaries under the PMAY-G (gramin), Tomar stated, “The internal audit team will conduct a specific inquiry and submit a report. Further action will be taken on basis of the report’s findings.”

Tomar further said identification of beneficiaries of the PMAY-G is done on basis of the housing deprivation parameters as per the socio-economic and caste census 2011 data. Assistance is provided to the beneficiaries after a due verification by gram sabha.

Earlier, on July 25, Pradhan had written to Tomar to look into alleged irregularities in selection of beneficiaries under the PMAY-G.

Pradhan had also enclosed a petition sent to him by some villagers of Gokan gram panchayat in Mahanga in the letter to Tomar.

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