BHOPAL: The lottery process for the allocation of flats in Rachna Towar housing scheme for former and present MLAs and MPs will go online on August 21. A meeting of the housing committee of Vidhan Sabha convened here by protem speaker Rameshwar Sharma decided that possession will be given to the members by August 31.

“The process of lottery of the allocation of flats will be conducted on August 21 at 12 noon, in the presence of the Housing Committee with transparency. The process will be online for all HI, senior MIG, Junior MIG flats. The accommodation will be given to the members by 31 August,” said pro tem Speaker Sharma on Thursday.

He said, “The registration will have to be done by May 15, 2021 by the members after receiving the accommodation. The housing association will conduct the maintenance and security related work for next 2 months. The vacant flats will be allotted through the housing association on the recommendation of the housing committee as per rules.”

The Rachna Nagar project was launched by the Madhya Pradesh government in 1995 to provide subsidised flats to the former and present MPs and MLAs of the state. So far more than 80 lawmakers have not paid a single instalment of their dues which caused delay in the project. The construction agency, Awas Sangh, has decided that only those lawmakers will get the possession of the flats who have paid all their dues by August 31.

The project with an estimated cost of Rs 176 crore began in 2013 after the BJP led state government sanctioned 6.16 acre land in Rachna Nagar, a prime local in the state capital, to Awas Sangh (MP Housing). During seven years, 320 flats were constructed but could not be completed as Awas Sangh could garner only Rs 80 crore from the registration of the project.

Of the 320 flats, 120 flats each were designated as HIG (higher income group) and Senior MIG (middle income group) group while 40 were designated as Junior MIG. In all 20 flats each were reserved for LIG (lower income group) and EWS (economically weaker section) respectively. Of these 282 flats were booked by the lawmakers during the registration of the project in 1996-97. Since then most of the MPs and MLAs have not paid their dues.

“During registration 282 members paid the booking amount of Rs 3.50 lakh. Of these four have requested for withdrawal from the scheme. 80 MLAs have not paid a single installment while 31 MLAs have paid four installments. We have received Rs 80 crore of which we have spent Rs 36 crore on the construction. We plan to complete 140 flats by August 31 and the entire project by September 30 this year,” said Awas Sangh managing director, Arvind Singh Sengar.



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