PANJIM: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) today as accused the CM Sawant led governemnt of fooling the governemnt employees on the HBA issue. The party has also exposed a letter made by the bank to the governemnt.
Addressing the media, GFP leader John Nazareth said that he is in possession of a lengthy four page letter dated 12.06.2020 written by the Bank Official to the Addl. Secretary Finance, Finance Dept., Dept Management, Secretariat citing atleast 13 reasons why the House Building Advance scheme backed by Govt. of Goa Guarantee of Rs. 300 crores cannot be abruptly closed.
“The main reason being written consent from the borrowers for conversion of Govt. HBA Loan to Bank’s Home Loan. The bank has clarified that the Net Take Home Pay (NTHP) should be minimum 40% as per norms. The bank has also said that the borrowers should arrange for inspection of property before conversion of the loan,’ Nazareth said
He further said that the mortgage that was done with the Govt has to be done with the Bank, expenses for the Title Investigation Report, Valuation Report, Stamp duty has to be borne by the borrowers.
He added “The bank has also informed that that the Guarantee of Rs.300 crores will be released only upon completion of mortgage and other formalities. The existing mortgage should be released by Govt. by following due legal procedure,”
Nazareth said that Sawant Govt has fully violated the procedure and now the C.M is making public statements that Govt servants are not working properly and that action will be taken.But from the contents of the bank letter it is clear that Pramod Sawant Govt. has totally failed to discharge its duties and violated the conditions of the bank.
“Pramod Sawant Govt. has unlawfully disturbed the peace of the Govt. servants who had availed having loan as per the scheme formulated by his own Guru the former Chief Minister of Goa Shri. Manohar Parrikar and soon after his death and Dr.Pramod Sawant is creating ways to put the Govt. employees on roads,” he said