On Monday, the urban development and housing (UDH) department have announced amendments in various provisions of Mukhyamantri Jan Awas Yojana -2015 to achieve the target of providing houses to lower income group (LIG) and economic weaker section ( EWS) category.
The changes were made after receiving feedback from the various association of developers, development authorities (Ajmer, Jaipur, and Jodhpur), urban improvement trust (UITs) and urban local bodies (ULBs) and reviewing the provisions.
Notification dated November 29, 2016, stated that the Stakeholders meeting were conducted at the appropriate level by the department, proposals for amendments to the policy were submitted to the cabinet for the decision in its meeting dated August 2, 2016. As per the cabinet order, a sub-committee was constituted. Recommendation of cabinet sub- committee were placed before the Cabinet on.
According to the notification, in residential schemes proposed by private developers on their own land, 10 percent of the saleable area on plotted colonies and 7.5% floor area ratio in apartments is to be reserved for EWS and LIG category. However, if the scheme of the area is less than 2 hectares (plotted scheme) and less than 5,000 sqm (flatted development), the developer has an option of paying charges.
An Official said that for plotted development, developers can deposit 10% cost of land of saleable area. This cost will be levied as per the reserve price or district lease committee (DLC) rates. Similarly, the department will charge Rs 100 square feet for 7.5% floor area ratio (FAR) for flatted development.
According to the new provision, the state government has also reduced the amount of penalty on developers for delaying in the construction of EWS and LIG houses. Now the department will charge penalty per unit wise, which was earlier charged on per square feet basis.
The official said that for three months delay in construction of EWS/LIG houses, a penalty of Rs 5,000 per unit will be imposed. Similarly, for causing a delay of more than six months the penalty of Rs 10,000 will be imposed on the developer. In case, construction in it is not completed in the extended period of 12 months then action will be taken against the developer as per the rules.
The Nodal agency will prepare for the quality control panel of expert agencies (government engineering colleges/institution/
department).The developer may get third party inspection certificate for any of the empanelled agency.
After developer submits the inspection report, payment will be made by the department within 30 days. The developer may also obtain a material testing certificate from any of the National Accreditation Board for Testing and Calibration laboratories (NABL) accredited laboratories. Third party inspection is to be ensured by the developer.
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