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Government of India
Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation
08-May-2013 15:08 IST
Defects in Dwelling Units Constructed by CGEWHO
Certain allottees of the scheme have made allegations regarding dwelling units constructed by Central Government Employees Welfare Housing Organization (CGEWHO) inter-alia regarding poor quality, incompetency, mismanagement, misappropriation of funds and delay in completing the project. This was stated by Shri Ajay Maken, Union Minister of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA), in the Lok Sabha today, in a written reply to a question by Shri N.S.V Chitthan, Shri Sanjay Bhoi & Shri A. Ganeshamurthi.
The Minister further stated that Government had issued directions to CGEWHO to get a third party post construction quality audit done. Accordingly CGEWHO had engaged Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) for post construction quality audit. The report submitted by HUDCO points out some non-rectifiable defects as well as some rectifiable defects in construction. Based on this report, CGEWHO has been asked to take measures to rectify the rectifiable defects and make financial recovery from the contractor for non-rectifiable defectsin terms of the agreement.
The Minister further stated that the matter is being further investigated and anybody found guilty will not be spared, the Minister added.
RM/RS- USQ6813 – LS
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