Another four officials of Puducherry Slum Clearance Board (PSCB) were suspended on charges of irregularities in granting subsidy for construction of concrete houses, under the Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Housing scheme.
Based on inquiry by the vigilence-and-anti corruption burerau, P Karthikeyan, chairman, took action on Ravichandran, assistant engineer, Megnathan and Ramasamy, facility inspectors, Ilango, overseer as well as casual labour Purushottanam on Wednesday. Earlier another three officials of PSCB were suspended a few days ago.
According to the chairman, the housing subsidy meant for people, living below the poverty line, to convert their huts into concrete houses. It was provided to 23 ineligible beneficiaries, who ultimately turned out to be government employees.
The officials have been suspended for their lapse in inquiring and scrutinizing eligibility before giving the benefits.
These government employees have already been made to refund the subsidy along with interest.