Govt says the initial timeline for PMAY-G was 2022, which has now been extended to March, 2024.
NEW DELHI, Dec 14 (The CONNECT) - Telangana and Puducherry governments have opted out of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana- Gramin (PMAY-G), the Lok Sabha was told.
Pushing the Housing Fort All mission, As many as 2.1 crore houses have been completed as on December 7 against the target of 2.95 crore houses to be built under the Ptradjan Mantri Awas Yojana – Gramin (PMAY-G).
Since the information given by Union Minister of State for Rural Development Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti in the Lok Sabha is shown as a written reply, there was apparently no discussion or clarification on the issue.
The Minister said of the overall target, 2.92 crore houses had been allocated to States and Union Territories which in turn sanctioned pucca houses to 2.49 crore beneficiaries.
The Ministry of Rural Development is implementing the PMAY-G with effect from 1st April, 2016 to provide assistance to construct 2.95 crore pucca houses with basic amenities. The initial timeline for PMAY-G was 2022, which has now been extended to March, 2024.
The targets under PMAY-G are set annually on the basis of availability of eligible beneficiaries, achievements of targets allocated during the preceding years, discussions held with States/UTs during Annual Action Plan and proposal of the State/UT. After allocation of annual targets, further distribution of targets among beneficiaries in various districts/blocks/villages is done by the States/UTs on the basis of eligible number of beneficiaries in the Permanent Wait List (PWL)/finalized Awaas+ list.
Under the PMAY-G, there is a grievance redressal mechanism set up at different levels of administration viz., Gram Panchayat, Block, District and the State. An official of the State Government is to be designated at each level to ensure disposal of grievances to the satisfaction of the complainant. The official who is designated at each level is responsible for disposing off the grievance / complaint within a period of 15 days from the date of receipt of the grievance / complaint.
The cases of irregularities reported by the Hon’ble Members of Parliament, Members of State Assembly and general public are taken up with the State Government for comments and for taking necessary action.
There is also a procedure of lodging of complaints on the Centralized Public Grievance Redress and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) portal (pgportal.gov.in) by the public. The complaints received in the Ministry of Rural Development through CPGRAMS or otherwise are forwarded to the respective State Governments/ Union Territory (Union Territory) Administrations for redressal of the grievance.
Since inception of PMAY-G i.e. 01.04.2016 till 08.12.2022, a total of 1,451 complaints relating to irregularities in implementation of PMAY-G have been received in the Ministry of Rural Development on CPGRAMS. As the State Govt. implements PMAY-G, these complaints have been forwarded to the State for taking necessary action under intimation to this Ministry. Out of 1,451 complaints, 1,413 have been disposed-off.