Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Aug 4:
The Odisha government today announced Rs 10,000 as incentive for beneficiaries completing their Biju Pucca Ghar Yojana (BPGY) or Indira Awas Yojana (IAY) houses with RCC roofing within four months from the release of the first instalment.
Beneficiaries completing houses with RCC roofing within six months from the release of 1st instalment shall be entitled to an incentive of Rs 5,000.
The Panchayati Raj department has informed its decision to all district collectors has asked them to take necessary steps in this regard.
Sources in the Panchayati Raj department said a house shall be treated as complete only when the beneficiary has completed the house, including the toilet,and is living in the house.
The department has issued detailed modalities for utilisation of administrative contingency under BPGY.
All payments amounting to Rs 5000 and above will be made through NEFT/RTGS/e-FMS only. The maximum limit for conducting lottery for a selection of BPGY is Rs 5000.
If for any reason the lottery is continued on another day, additional amount of up to Rs 2,000 can be utilised.
With regard to the cost of the engraved logo of BPGY, the price determined by the district tender committee will be accepted. The expenditure will be made from this fund for awarding officers and functionaries for extraordinary work in implementation of Rural Housing Scheme.
Collectors have been advised to incur other necessary expenditures with prior approval of the government.
“The state government has given top priority on rural housing and the guidelines are meant to expedite the process,” Panchayati Raj minister Arun Kumar Sahoo said.