MoUD enables online application submission for affordable houses

MoUD enables online application submission for affordable houses
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The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation has enabled online submission of applications by the urban poor for affordable houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban).

A MoU in this regard has been signed by the Ministry of HUPA and Common Services Centre e-Governance Services India Limited of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, in the presence of respective ministers M Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Out of the over two lakh Common Services Centre across the country, about 60,000 located in urban areas would enable online submission of applications at a nominal cost of Rs 25 per application. As per the MoU, CSCs would also facilitate printing of the acknowledgement receipt with a beneficiary photograph which helps applicants in tracking application status. Beneficiaries have to visit the nearest CSC for seeking assistance for seeking benefits of PMAY (Urban) online. In case the beneficiary does not have Aadhar Card, CSCs would enable beneficiaries acquiring them. This process of applying online is e-KYC (Know Your Client) enabled which means applications are submitted after due verification.

Minister of HUPA M Venkaiah Naidu said on the occasion that Digital India Mission is transforming the country and collaboration with CSC SPV would help in bringing more urban poor under the ambit of PMAY (Urban) by addressing the difficulties associated with physical submission of applications to Urban Local Bodies, for want of adequate help and guidance. He said that while 13.70 lakh urban poor were sanctioned affordable houses during 2005-14, about 11 lakh houses have been already sanctioned for urban poor during the last one year and this would pick up further momentum through online applications.

Minister of Electronics and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad said that CSCs are the front end soldiers of Digital India Mission and are engaged in empowering different sections of the society through skilling and online delivery of services.

The MoU was signed by Amrit Abhijat, Joint Secretary, Ministry of HUPA and Dinesh Tyagi, CEO, CSC e-Governance Services India Ltd.

Source : Urbannewsdigest



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