Now, it will not be easy for developers in the state to not construct houses for the EWS and LIG in their schemes. As per the township policy rules, builders or developers launching a group housing scheme or high-rises must construct houses for EWS and LIG categories. Till date, no project has been cancelled and developers who have defaulted have not initiated construction.
Sources said, developers had shown apprehension to construct houses for the poor on premium land and in schemes. Following this, relaxation was provided to construct houses for EWS and LIG category on some other project land. However, many have not adhered to the policy. After the new rules, developers cannot construct EWS and LIG houses at distant locations.
An official said, the civic body provides relaxation in land conversion, building map approval and other charges to developers for constructing houses for EWS and LIG category. In return, the private builders have to develop schemes and invite applications through lottery in the presence of representatives of local bodies. “If a developer was constructing apartments in a posh locality, then he would provide houses to EWS and LIG sections in far-flung areas. However, as per new rules, it would be mandatory to provide houses in 800 metre periphery of the main project,” said the official.
After receiving several complaints, the Jaipur Development Authority (JDA) also constituted a panel of chartered accountants to audit the houses and plots constructed under various provisions of the Chief Minister Jan Awaas Yojana.
The zone commissioners were directed to monitor the houses and plots constructed under the scheme. Strict rules were framed after it was observed that many developers are not constructing houses.