Published On : Thu, Mar 3rd, 2016

NMC’s shoddy working on ‘PM’s Housing for All Scheme’ draws BJP flak

A delegation of all BJP MLAs from city and office bearers gheraoed the Municipal Commissioner and vented their anger.
City BJP President and MLA Sudhakar Kohale
Nagpur: A delegation of all BJP MLAs from city and office bearers on Thursday gheraoed the Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar and strongly protested the lethargic working on the ambitious ‘Prime Minister’s Housing for All Scheme (Urban)’ and sought improvement in accordance with their demands. Observing the attacking mood of the delegation, the Municipal Commissioner assured to look into the demands positively. In fact, he ordered to set up ‘Assistance Centres’ in all the 10 zones of NMC to be managed by responsible officials.

City BJP President and MLA Sudhakar Kohale, who led the delegation, said that online applications are being filled homeless people for owning a house under the ‘Prime Minister’s Housing for All Scheme (Urban).’ However, the response is lukewarm as the necessary information is available on Internet. “Even looting of the aspirants is going on at the hands of unscrupulous elements. 50000 houses are to be constructed in the city but only 3000 applications have been filled up so far out of which only 200 applications have been received,’ lamented Kohale.

Notably, the general election for NMC is slated next year and the ‘post-mortem’ of the scheme is being be done by the opposition parties forcing the red-faced BJP to meet the Municipal Commissioner and vent their anger over dismal attitude towards the scheme. The delegation pointed out that publicity to the scheme is not on the expected line. The BJP leaders demanded setting up of ‘Assistance Centres’ in all the zones. Responding to the demand, the Municipal Commissioner ordered setting up the centres and even named the representatives who will manage the centres.

Kohale further said that the interested eligible candidates will have to go the “Housing for All Plan of Action” to fill the online applications. The applicants can there check the guidelines, eligibility criteria and other details about the scheme.

After filling up the application forms, the applicants will have to take its printout and submit it at the counters opened at all 10 zone offices. The applicants will have to pay a registration fee of Rs. 100 along with the application form submission. The applicants should not have any house in his/her or dependent children’s name availed in any other Government Housing Scheme.

The delegation also demanded extension of last date of demand survey to April 22 instead of the present March 22 so that vast number of homeless people can take advantage of the scheme. “At present, the speed of NMC working is very slow.

Other members of the delegation include MLAS Sudhakar Deshmukh, Krishna Khopde, Vikas Kumbhare, MLC Anil Sole, Sandeep Joshi, Sandeep Jadhav, Bhojraj Dumbe, Kishore Palandurkar and others.