By Accommodation Times News Services
Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) were suppose to start online applications for 2014’s lottery to be held on 31st May, is been put on hold for some days. As informed by MHADA through a press note, they said that with reference to a letter issued by Election Commission to MHADA authority, they have stated that the authorities will need to acquire clearance from Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra, before issuing the lottery.
As informed by MHADA PRO Vaishali Sadansingh, they have written a letter to the Chief Electoral Officer of Maharashtra to grant permission for issuing the lottery, as soon as the Electoral Officer will issue the permission letter the authorities will start the online lottery process.
Out of the 814 houses in Mumbai, 297 houses in areas of Mankhurd, Magathane and Borivali are for economically weaker section, while 207 houses in Kurla’s Vinobha Bhave Nagar are for the low income group. There are 65 houses for high income groups situated in Sion’s Pratiksha Nagar and Tungwa village in Powai, while 245 houses, in Powai, Santacruz and Dahisar, are for the higher-income group.
This year, to keep up with the rise in the consumer price index and the increasing cost of its houses, MHADA has also revised the income criteria for applications. Now, those with a monthly income of up to Rs 16,000 fall in the economically weaker section. Those with a monthly income of Rs 16,000-Rs 40,000 fall in the lower-income group. The middle-income group includes those with a monthly income of Rs 40,000-Rs 70,000, while the higher-income group refers to those earning more than Rs 70,000 per month.