Mr Png Eng Huat asked Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office, Chan Chun Sing if grassroots leaders are prioritised in the balloting process, and if they are allowed to utilise the benefit more than once.
Mr Chan replied that less than 0.1% of the total number of grassroots; an average of 28 grassroots leaders per year, have utilised the Ministry of National Development’s Grassroots Organisation (GRO) Scheme over the last ten years.
Under the GRO scheme, grassroots leaders with three years of continuous and active service in their GROs can apply for HDB BTO flats and Executive Condominiums in constituencies within the Town Council boundaries which they serve
Mr Chan added that the priority balloting, as with all other priority schemes, the ballots are entered into the computer and the computer would churn out the results.
Also, whether the grassroots leaders can buy more than once, or take up more than one loan, are subjected to the rules and regulations of the existing schemes available to all Singaporeans.