Mumbai: Acting tough against those selling
flats allotted under Slum Rehabilitation Scheme, Maharashtra
Government has decided to take possession of such apartments.
"The Government would take possession of flats under
rehabilitation schemes if sold within the stipulated period,"
Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir said today.
The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting here and the
Housing department would need to amend the Slum Rehabilitation
Act (SRA) for the provision, he said.
Under the Act, the flat owner is not supposed to sell it
in 10 years. However, many complaints have been received about
people, usually slum-dwellers, selling their flats before the
stipulated period of 10 years, Ahir said.
The government has further decided not to include cess
buildings and chawls in the rehabilitation scheme, he said.
The decision came after the Bombay High Court, in a
recent hearing, had asked the government to give details about
action taken against slum dwellers, who sell off their flats
allotted in the rehabilitation schemes.