Submission of PMAY beneficiary list deferred till Aug 20

Bhubaneswar: Taking strong note of the discrepancies in the list for Beneficiary Led Construction (BLC) under the Prime Minister Awas Yojana (PMAY), the Odisha government has extended the last date for submission of the final list to August 20.

The Housing and Urban Development Department recently issued a letter in this regard to all Collectors.

The district administrations and Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) have been directed by the department to cross check the list and strike out names of ineligible beneficiaries.

“It is found that many names of ineligible beneficiaries have been included in the list. In many cases, even applications from the respective beneficiaries are not available in the ULB office,” the letter from G Mathivathanan, Commissioner-cum-Secretary of the department, read.

All ULBs have been directed to take up 100 per cent field verification and cross check eligibility of the beneficiaries and to ensure availability of documents, records and affidavits. The documents of the applicants should duly corroborate the application, the letter noted.

Besides, the ULBs are advised to complete the field verification process and get it authenticated by concerned Municipal Commissioner/Executive Officer, and countersigned by the concerned District Collector-cum-chairman, DUH before forwarding to the State Urban Housing Mission office.