Jammu and Kashmir government will start the allotment process for over 4,000 flats for Kashmiri Pandit migrants at Jagti in Jammu district from December, officials said today.

The process of allotment of the 4,200 two-room flats, constructed under the Prime Minister’s Rehabilitation Plan, is likely to begin in December this year, they said.

The State government has constructed 4,218 two-room flats at Jagti in Nagrota area of Jammu for those Kashmiri Pandit migrants who are living in one-room dwellings provided to them.

Those migrants who have acquired their own houses will not be considered for the houses, they said.

The relief organisation, created for welfare of the Kashmiri migrants following the eruption of militancy in the Valley in 1990, has started a verification process after reports that some migrants were holding on to one-room dwellings even after acquiring their own houses.

“As per the present policy, migrants who have shifted to their own houses shall not qualify for allotment of two-room tenements as these are meant only for those families who do not own any residential accommodation in Jammu,” they said.

The verification process in this regard is in full swing and is likely to be completed by mid-November, they said.

While preference will be given to migrant families living in camps and one-room tenements, the State government will frame a separate policy to allot the left over flats to those migrant families living in rented accommodation.