- Offences and punishment: (1) If any person does any of the following acts, such a person shall be deemed to have committed the offence referred to in this Act:
(a) To receive the housing facility by submitting false details,
(b) To abuse the housing facility, or to use the housing for the purpose other than residence,
(c) To collect description or make false recommendation deliberately,
(d) To do any act contrary to sub-section (5) of Section 15.
(2) A person who commits the offence referred to in sub-section (1) shall be liable to the punishment as follows:
(a) If the offence referred to in clause (a) is committed, imprisonment for a term not exceeding two years or fine not exceeding five hundred thousand rupees, or both,
(b) If the offence referred to in clause (b) is committed, imprisonment for a term not exceeding one year or fine exceeding three hundred thousand rupees, or both,
(c) If the offence pursuant to clause (c) is committed, fine of one hundred thousand rupees and the departmental action shall also be taken in the case of a government employee,
(d) If the offence referred to in clause (d) is committed, imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or fine not exceeding one million rupees, or both.
(3) If the fine referred to in sub-section (2) cannot be recovered from the concerned offender, recovery shall have to be made as government arrears.
(4) If the person provided grant for construction of the housing under this Act is found to have obtained the grant by submitting false descriptions, recovery shall be made as the government arrears, calculating the amount along with the interest incurred upon such grant, and further action shall also be taken under the prevailing law, if any.