JAMMU, NOVEMBER 24: Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Ramesh Kumar on Thursday chaired a meeting of Deputy Commissioners and officers of Housing and Urban Development department to review the implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna-Urban (PMAY-U) in the districts of the division.
The meeting was attended by Deputy Commissioner Samba, Anuradha Gupta; MD J&K Housing Board, Dr Shabir Hussain; Director Urban Local Bodies, Puneet Sharma; Joint Commissioner JMC, Chief Manager J&K Bank.
The Deputy Commissioners of Jammu division along-with other Enforcement officers, consultants and concerned officers attended the meeting through video conferencing. Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana – Urban (PMAY-U), a flagship Housing scheme for Poor launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) is being implemented in UT of Jammu and Kashmir by the Housing and Urban Development Department.
The Mission aims to address the urban housing shortage among the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) / Low Income Group (LIG) and Middle-Income group (MIG) including the slum dwellers by providing a pucca house to all eligible urban households.
MD J&K Housing Board gave a detailed powerpoint presentation and informed the meeting about the current status and the phase wise progress of PMAY Urban Mission in the districts of Jammu division.
He informed that a total of 18590 beneficiaries have been identified, out of which, 17896 houses have been geo-tagged and 4880 houses have been completed in the division, while work on around 7000 houses was in progress and at different stages of construction.
The Div Com, who is also the Chairman of Divisional level Committee, took strong note of slow progress in some districts and directed the DCs to closely monitor the implementation of the scheme in their respective districts and hold regular review meetings.
He also instructed them to give targets to EOs for completion of the remaining houses to ensure completion within the fixed timeline.
The Div Com also directed DCs to take strict actions against the low performing EOs.
The Div Com stressed upon the concerned officers to expedite the process, resolve all the minor bottlenecks so that the mission- housing for all could be achieved in the districts of division well in time.
The Div Com asked MD Housing Board and Director ULB to conduct visits in the districts, review the implementation on the ground and take innovative measures to achieve the desired targets in a time-bound manner.
The Deputy Commissioners were directed to regularly review the Door to Door collections in their respective districts and also monitor the progress of work on STPs.