The AIADMK has flayed the administration for using Perunthalaivar Kamarajar Housing Scheme for political benefits.
AIADMK State secretary and MLA A Anbazhagan said the government had started providing the enhanced housing subsidy of `2 lakh per family to new beneficiaries with an eye on elections without providing the existing beneficiaries the second and third instalments of the subsidy. Though 22,000 beneficiaries were selected in 2010-2011 under the scheme, 10,188 beneficiaries were yet to get second installment, while 8322 were awaiting third installment. He demanded that the existing beneficiaries be paid the subsidy first.
Anbazhagan said when housing subsidy was not given for three years, what was the purpose of spending `4.49 crore annually on salary of the 206 personnel working in Slum Clearance Board, the agency which is disbursing the housing subsidy under the scheme.
Anbazhagan also said flayed the government for its failure to create awareness on cancer. On the occasion of World Cancer Day, not even a small programme was organised in Puducherry.
He said the Indira Gandhi Government General Hospital and Post Graduate Institute, the main tertiary care centre, lacks proper trauma care facilities. The CT scan is still under repair and seriously injured patients are being taken to a private centre for the scan.