Odisha Government Not To Extend Amnesty Scheme Deadline

Bhubaneswar: Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena on Thursday informed that the Odisha Government will not extend the deadline for the Amnesty Scheme (Sarbakhyama Yojana), which allows the residents in nine development authorities in the State to regularise the unauthorised constructions.

While the earlier deadline of February 5 had been extended by another 15 days in order to help more and more people apply and take benefit of the scheme, many people have not yet submitted their applications.

However, Jena said that people had been provided sufficient time and there will be no more extension. Action, as deemed under the law, will be taken against those who have not regularised deviations under the Sarbakhyama Yojana.

Worth mentioning, the Housing and Urban Development Department had in June 2018 introduced Amnesty scheme – Regularisation of Unauthorised Constructions 2018, Sarbakshama Yojana – for housing plan violations. Later, a revised Amnesty scheme was introduced on August 06, 2019, for a period of six months until February 05, 2020, in order to help more and people apply and take benefit from the Scheme.

The Scheme which ends today, allows residents to regularise unauthorized constructions in Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Cuttack Development Authority (CDA), Rourkela Development Authority (RDA), Talcher-Angul-Mermunduli Development Authority, Berhampur Development Authority, Sambalpur Development Authority, Puri-Konark Development Authority, Kalinga Nagar Development Authority, and Paradip Development Authority.

Pratap Jena, H&UD Minister, Odisha

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