Press Esc to close
Wednesday 24 May 2017
News updated at 11:08 PM IST

GPS to monitor housing schemes, misuse of funds to be curbed

K H Obalesh Chamarajanagar, Oct 30, 2012, DHNS 22:48 IST

Construction should be completed within 6 months

The state government has ordered to implement Global Positioning System (GPS) technology in an effort to put a stop to the irregularities happening under Housing schemes.

Earlier nodal officers of Rajeev Gandhi Rural Housing Coporation made a visit to the villages where the houses of the beneficiaries are under construction and verify the details and were using the GPS technology only for monitoring the sites.

If the documents are approved the funds were remitted to the respective beneficiaries’ accounts.

But with the rise in allegations that the officials were hand in glove with the beneficiaries and were sanctioning funds even when the construction of the house is in basement level, the government had directed to use GPS to monitor the scheme and then approve further funds.

The GPS technology which was limited only to Basava Housing Scheme earlier is now being extended to Indira Awas, Dr B R Ambedkar housing schemes too.

The government is sanctioning Rs 75,000 under Basava Housing Scheme. According to guidelines, the Panchayat Development Officer (PDO) has to make spot inspection of the site and has to transfer the information to the nodal officer through online. Later, nodal officer would visit the site and check it through GPS and after the information sent by the PDO is verified the first instalment of the amount - Rs 15,000 is approved and remitted in the bank account.

The next instalments of Rs 20,000 is remitted at the lintel level and another Rs 20,000 at the ceiling level. The final instalment is approved after the completion of the house after checking through GPS by the nodal officer.

Moreover, the beneficiary has to begin constructions within 15 days of the first instalment and complete it within six months.

If it remains incomplete the gram panchayat has the power to withdraw the funds and the beneficiary has to sign a document accepting the same.

By adapting this new technology it is possible to curb misuse of funds and in the meantime the works are completed within the scheduled time, said ZP CEO K B Prabhuswamy.

Go to Top

Photo Gallery
Soliders carry mortal remains of martyred soldiers -- Havaldar Girish Gurang, Rifleman Rabin...

Soliders carry mortal remains of martyred soldiers -- Havaldar Girish Gurang, Rifleman Rabin...

LJP activists celebrate after Indian Army destroyed Pakistani army posts across the Line of...

LJP activists celebrate after Indian Army destroyed Pakistani army posts across the Line of...

Muslim women hold banners to protest against 'Tripple Talaq' system in Surat...

Muslim women hold banners to protest against 'Tripple Talaq' system in Surat...

Members of All J&K Contractual Lectures (10+2) forum shout slogans during a protest against the...

Members of All J&K Contractual Lectures (10+2) forum shout slogans during a protest against the...

Members of Special Police Officers' Welfare Society during a protest rally in Guwahati on...

Members of Special Police Officers' Welfare Society during a protest rally in Guwahati on...

People from Tribal communities during a protest against Chota Nagpur Tenancy Act (CNT) and...

People from Tribal communities during a protest against Chota Nagpur Tenancy Act (CNT) and...

Street Vendors protest outside the Ranchi municipal corporation in Ranchi on...

Street Vendors protest outside the Ranchi municipal corporation in Ranchi on...

Family members during the last rites of godman Chandraswami at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi on...

Family members during the last rites of godman Chandraswami at Nigambodh Ghat in New Delhi on...

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar along with the Indian cricket team at the screening of film...

Master blaster Sachin Tendulkar along with the Indian cricket team at the screening of film...

A mahout bathes his elephant on a hot summer day in Ajmer, India...

A mahout bathes his elephant on a hot summer day in Ajmer, India...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.