MP alleges lapses in allocating houses for slum dwellers

MP alleges lapses in allocating houses for slum dwellers

MP alleges lapses in allocating houses for slum dwellers

MP Pratap Simha on Tuesday, alleged irregularities in allocating houses to Nellur Shed slum dwellers, on Manandavadi Road.

Addressing the District Development Coordination and Monitoring Committee meeting, presided over by MP R Dhruvanarayan, at the ZP Hall here Simha raised the issue related to allocation of houses to beneficiaries under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

He said that the houses had been allotted to the same persons again. "The beneficiaries were not selected through a lottery system and it has not been brought to the notice of the Deputy Commissioner. The members of the same family possess more than one house," he said and sought clarification from the officials of the Slum Board, in this regard.

However, Slum Board Executive Engineer Kapani Gowda said, "The houses were allocated through a lottery system and only to those who were living in huts, after conducting a survey. They might have altered the houses."

DC D Randeep directed the official to submit a comprehensive report on the selection process.

Keep me informed: Simha

Simha took to task the authorities concerned for not informing and inviting him for functions of Centre-sponsored projects and schemes. He pointed out that he was not informed even when the name of Ekalavya Nagar was changed. "At least, keep me informed for protocol sake," he said.

MP R Dhruvanarayana pointed at the non-functional streetlights near T Narasipur bridge and Nanjangud highway, which are causing inconvenience to the public. He directed the Cesc officials to resolve the problem.

ZP president Nayeema Sultana, MLA Kalale Keshavamurthy, and ZP CEO P Shivashankar were present.