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Urban Housing Mission to be implemented in NCT of Delhi

29 Apr 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Issues that held back implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)-Housing for All mission in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for 22 months have now been resolved at a meeting taken by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

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Tribune News Service

New Delhi, April 28

Issues that held back implementation of Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban)-Housing for All mission in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for 22 months have now been resolved at a meeting taken by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

Keeping in view the uniqueness of jurisdiction of land ownership in NCT of Delhi, it was decided in the meeting that DDA and DUSIB would sign the memorandum of agreement as required under the PMAY (Urban) Mission Guidelines, an official said.

Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) Venkaiah Naidu approved the signing of memorandum of agreement between the ministry, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB ) enabling implementation of the Urban Housing Mission in NCT of Delhi.

The MoA requires the state governments to commit to comply with six mandatory conditions which include amending the master plan earmarking land for affordable housing, removing requirement of separate non-agricultural permission if the land falls in the residential zone, putting in place a single window timebound clearance system for layout approvals and building permissions, providing additional FAR and transferable development rights and relaxing density norms for slum redevelopment and low cost housing, etc, the official said.

He said that the DDA and the DUSIB will be the state level nodal agencies as required under the guidelines for implementing the In-Situ Slum Redevelopment component of PMAY (Urban) while DDA will be the agency for other components like credit-linked subsidy component, affordable housing in partnership with public and private sectors and beneficiary led construction.

The Ministry of HUPA has so far approved construction of 18,75,389 affordable houses for urban poor in the country with an investment of Rs 1,00,466 crore and Central assistance of Rs 29,409 crore.

Be sensitive to women security needs: Rijiju

Be sensitive to women security needs: Rijiju

29 Apr 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:At a passing-out parade of newly recruited constables of Delhi Police in Jharoda Kalan, Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju appreciated the team work of the police within limited resources to cater to the growing demands of the city.

Special buses for office-goers from May 1

29 Apr 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) is all set to roll out from May 1 special, air-conditioned buses between residential localities in the city’s periphery areas and offices in other parts of the Capital.

DCW notice to police over illicit drug trade in Ghazipur

29 Apr 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Commission for Women (DCW) has issued a notice to the police seeking a report after 100 women complained to the panel about “illegal” drug and liquor trade in their slum in Ghazipur.

Govt to cancel holidays on anniversaries

29 Apr 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Taking a cue from the BJP-ruled Uttar Pradesh, the Delhi Government has decided to cancel public holidays on the birth or death anniversary of eminent personalities.

3 prime suspects in Metro porn case

29 Apr 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Three unidentified men, possibly commuters, have emerged as prime suspects in the porn video incident at Rajiv Chowk Metro Station, an internal probe by DMRC has found.

Band, Baaja, Baraat to choke city roads

29 Apr 2017 | 1:01 AM

NEW DELHI:Thousands of wedding ceremonies, on top of the usual weekend rush, may leave traffic on Delhi's roads in knots tomorrow.

Kejriwal urges party’s new councillors to work honestly

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today met the newly elected Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) councillors and urged them to work honestly and "not to betray the party".

Gopal Rai likely to be AAP’s convenor

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Following resignation of Dilip Pandey, Delhi's ruling AAP is likely to appoint Labour Minister Gopal Rai as the new convenor of its city unit, sources said.

City BJP chief discusses planning with Amit Shah

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:Just on rhe second day of the MCD results in which the BJP got a thumping majority, a schedule of meetings has begun to chalk out further plan of action in the civic body and in the party organisation.

Move to rename Teen Murti Marg, Chowk deferred: NDMC

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:The proposal to rename the iconic Teen Murti Marg and Teen Murti Chowk, after Israel city 'Haifa' has been deferred, the NDMC claimed today hours after its Vice-Chairman had announced clearance of the move.

Rahul tells Maken, Chacko to continue

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:A day after Congress' drubbing in Delhi Municipal Corporation elections, party vice-president Rahul Gandhi has asked leaders in charge of state affairs to continue in their posts.

Woman sets herself afire

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:A 19-year-old woman, who became pregnant allegedly after being raped by an autorickshaw driver, attempted suicide by setting herself ablaze in southeast Delhi's Pul Prahladpur area, according to police

She survives rape, now has to fight her school’s wrath

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:A class-X student who survived the trauma of rape has to now fight another battle: against her own school.

Criminal opens fire at cops, arrested

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi police arrested a kingpin of a Mewat gang, Dilshad, last night, said a police officer today.

Accord on hosting destination events

28 Apr 2017 | 1:07 AM

NEW DELHI:As destination meetings for conferences, corporate meetings or even weddings overseas continuing to grow, an Indian association announced a tie-up with Turkey's largest operator to open the doors to resort city Antalya to host events.

Over 49 k voters opt for NOTA

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:Disenchanted with the political parties, a significant number of voters-- over 49,000 voters--- opted for the None of The Above (NOTA) in the municipal elections.

1,790 candidates lose deposits

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:The Municipal Corporation of Delhi poll verdict on Wednesday has not only given reason to the BJP to rejoice— as Delhi chose it over its arch rivals Aam Aadmi Party and the Congress—but also made the State Election Commission richer with 1,790 candidates out of the total 2516 forfeiting deposits up from last time’s 1782.

People want development only: BJP

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:Dismissing AAP’s allegation of faulty EVMs, BJP said that election results of the municipal corporations have given a clear message that people want development, not controversy.

Maken resigns as DPCC president

Maken resigns as DPCC president

27 Apr 2017 | 1:03 AM

NEW DELHI:The Delhi Congress Committee (DPPC) president, Ajay Maken, today resigned from his post, accepting moral responsibility for his party's dismal performance in the civic polls.

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