The Maharashtra government has changed the rule concerning the eligibility of the beneficiaries in government hosing schemes. Now one person, one house norm will be applied across Maharashtra. Which means a person and immediate family will have only one house anywhere in Maharashtra.
Last year on 4th May a challenge was hearing in the Bombay High Court. It has ruled that no other house will be allotted to a beneficiary if he has already one under the government scheme. No matter if the beneficiary is a judge or a bureaucrat. The challenge was to an allotment made to a society of sitting HC Judges in the suburbs of Mumbai.
Accordingly, the housing department has made a policy that will be tabled before the state cabinet soon in a few weeks. According to Indian Express, the sources said that the policy will surely get cabinet`s nod as the government has already committed to unveiling the policy to the court.
According to the report the state`s las department has said that norm should apply to a beneficiary`s immediate family such as the wife or dependent child as well to make sure that an ineligible beneficiary is not getting the 2nd house in the name of a family member. It is yet to be clarified whether the norm is applicable for various free-housing rehabilitation schemes or not.