The Haryana government has decided to do away with the practice of verification of genuineness of the below poverty line (BPL) cards for allotment of land or flats earmarked for those belonging to economically weaker sections (EWS) in licensed colonies.
A spokesperson for the Haryana town and country planning department said that after draw of lots, these successful candidates would be asked to furnish an affidavit to the effect that in case his or her name did not figure in the BPL list on the date of draw of lot, the allotment of flat would be cancelled and entire amount deposited would be forfeited.
He said that a decision to this effect had been taken as it was observed that the provisions of this policy were not being followed in letter and spirit.
The list of all successful BPL candidates in draw of lots is sent to the district administration for verification of the BPL status, but inaction on their part caused inordinate delay in allotment of flats, which defeated the objective of the policy.
In case, where draw of lots for EWS plots or flats have already taken place and the list is pending with the district administration for verification of the BPL status, the allotment letter might also be issued on the similar lines to successful candidates under intimation to the district administration.
He said that a communication to this effect has been sent to all senior town planners and district town planners in the state.
All deputy commissioners, too, have been informed about the decision, he added.