30-Year Domicile to Buy Goa Housing Board Property
A new rule has been brought forth by the Goa Housing Board making 30 years of domicile compulsory for an applicant seeking to buy a plot or flat offered by the board.
The board has amended its registration, allotment and sale of tenements rules of 2016. Under the old rules, 15 years of domicile was sufficient to apply for such a plot or flat. Another major change is an overseas citizen of India (OCI) cardholders will be eligible to apply for Goa Housing Board’s tenements.
As per the amended rules, an applicant has to be a citizen of India or an OCI, and must be born in Goa on or before December 19, 1961, or born of a parent who resided in Goa for the last 30 years, or was born in Goa and has been a resident of the state continuously for the last 30 years. Applicants born in Goa of parents who has been residents of the state for the last 30 years on the date of making an application for the tenement, are also eligible.