Withdraw decision over HBA scheme, Kamat to CM




Claiming that the withdrawal of the scheme of house building advance (HBA) to the government employees is injustice, the Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat on Friday wrote to the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant demanding immediate withdrawal of the decision related to the scheme.

“Many of these employees have approached me and I find the decision of the state government to be highly unreasonable, based on incorrect assumptions and without any thought of welfare of its employees,” Kamat said in his press note. 

He said the decision of the government has come as a rude shock to the scores of government employees who have a dream of having an affordable dwelling unit of their own and to those who had availed of the HBA at the beneficial rate of interest.

“Now, suddenly stopping the scheme and directing such employees to transfer their loans to a bank, has almost doubled the monthly installment for repayment of the new EMI, leaving nothing in hand,” he pointed out.

“I therefore, on behalf of my party, appeal to the CM that the decision be reverted at the earliest,’’ he added.