JAIPUR: The urban housing and development (UDH) department has decided to provide 60 per cent exemption on ‘resumption charges’ for those who purchased plots in government schemes but failed to carry out minimum construction as per the norms.

After receiving a nod from UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal, the orders were issued on Thursday. The charges are imposed on vacant plots for not carrying out construction in stipulated time. An official said people who purchase plots through auction or lottery have to carry out minimum construction in the vacant plot in a stipulated time.

“As per the provisions, the allotment of the plot is cancelled if the owner fails to adhere to the norms. Once the allotment is cancelled, the owner has to deposit the resumption charge for the re-allotment of the plot. This charge was earlier 15% of the reserve price of the area.”

According to the orders, exemption to carry out construction has been also provided to owners who failed to meet the deadline. The owners will now be able to extend the period of construction till March 31, 2022. Earlier, the period was earlier applicable till December 31.

Apart from this, the UDH also increased the powers of empowered committees in local bodies for subdivision and reconstitution of plots. A source said, “The UDH earlier decided to increase the resumption charges, but withdrew it later. The exemption will motivate many either to deposit charges or to carry out construction.”

The committee will now be able to dispose of the cases of plot size measuring 3,000 square yards.

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