New Delhi, Feb 4 (UNI) The Delhi Cabinet today approved a policy for allotment of flats to the urban poor in Low Cost Housing Scheme under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).
The decision, taken at a meeting of the Cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, would pave the way for expediting implementation of the Low Cost Housing Scheme in Delhi.
A meeting of the Delhi Cabinet also commissioned a Cabinet Decisions Monitoring System for timely implementation of various Cabinet decisions.
It also fixed circle rates for chargeability of stamp duty for agriculture land and land situated at the river bed.
Briefing mediapersons after the Cabinet meeting, Ms Dikshit said a policy for allotment of flats to the urban poor in the Low Cost Housing Scheme under the JNNURM has been approved.
This, she said, would pave the way for expediting implementation of Low Cost Housing Scheme in Delhi. Policy for allotment includes eligibility criteria of the beneficiaries and financing of the project.
As per the policy, the beneficiary should be a resident of Delhi since the year 1990, should have a valid ration card and should not be in possession of any pucca house, plot in Delhi. The Centre has approved five projects for construction of 43,804 flats for industrial workers in the category of urban poor and slum dwellers at Bawana, Narela, Bhorgarh, Poothkhurd, Kanjhawala, Ghogha, Samaspur and Dera Mandi. The subsidy component of the Centre under the JNNURM Scheme is Rs one lakh for all the categories of beneficiaries. The Delhi Government would provide a special relief of Rs 25,000 as subsidy to slum dwellers under Slum Relocation Projects.
The offer for grant of loan would be opened to all the banks/financial institutions. The lead banks of Delhi will coordinate with other banks.
The Cabinet decided on August 31, 2007 to initiate construction of flats by the DSIIDC for EWS and slum resettlement programmes instead of allotting plots of land of 18 sq. m and 12.5 sq m Ms Dikshit expressed confidence that allotment of flats to urban poor and slum dwellers would go a long way in making Delhi a slum-free city.
Another decision taken at the meeting was the commissioning of a Cabinet Decisions Monitoring System to expedite timely implementation of various Cabinet decisions.
Ms Dikshit said this would help in bringing the desired efficiency and enhancement of reach of different schemes approved by the Cabinet.
In this context, she revealed that 163 Cabinet decisions were taken since January, 2007 out of which 83 (51 per cent) have been fully implemented whereas 73 (45 per cent) stands partly implemented.
The status of seven other decisions is yet to be ascertained, Ms Dikshit said and expressed satisfaction over the percentage of implementation of Cabinet decisions.
Ms Dikshit further stated that circle rates for agriculture land and land situated in river bed for valuation of land for chargeability of stamp duty under sub-section 3 of section 27 of the Indian Stamp Act 1899, as amended by the Indian Stamp (Delhi 2nd Amendment) Act, 2001 would be identical to rate of acquisition of such land as decided by Cabinet on 18th December, 2007.
It may be recalled that Cabinet had decided to enhance and fix rate of acquisition for normal agriculture land at the rate of Rs 53 lakh per acre and for river bed land Rs 17,60,000 per acre.
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