Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Law and Justice, Abdul Haq Khan, today launched Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) under centrally sponsored scheme ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ (Grameen) with transfer of over Rs 6 crore into the accounts of 913 beneficiaries as first installment.
MLA Gulabgarh Mumtaz Ahmed Khan, Director Rural Development Department Ravinder K. Bhat, ADC Babu Ram, ACD M.Y. Malik, PO IWMP Vivek Phonsa, District Panchayat Officer Mukhtiar Ahmed, Executive Engineers and BDOs were present on the ocassion.
Speaking on the occasion, Abdul Haq Khan said that under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode of PMAY financial assistance is directly provided to the people through their bank accounts in few seconds by pressing a button thus ensuring cent percent transparency under the scheme. He added that in addition to this, two more installments of Rs.50000 and Rs.30000 respectively would be provided to the poor people. The scheme envisages providing of Rs.130000 to poor people under this scheme thereby enabling them construct their own houses
The Minister instructed the officers of RDD to conduct proper verification of people and prepare fresh lists of beneficiaries who fulfil the genuine criterion under the PMAY scheme. He also stressed on officers to check and verify the construction designs of the houses and also ensure its full implementation.
Meanwhile, it was informed that the DBT was today made into accounts of 79 beneficiaries of block Arnas, 47 from Bhomag, 127 from Chasana, 32 from Gulabgarh, 36 Jij Bagli, 32 Katra, 98 Mahore, 65 Panthal, 195 Pouni, 95 Reasi, 48 Thakrakote and 59 from block Thuroo.
The Minister complimented the beneficiaries for getting the first installment and asked them to use this assistance in making the house only otherwise recovery of funds would be made instantly besides withholding second installment.
The Minister appreciated the efforts of the officers of Rural Development Department for achieving the targets as fixed under PMAY and other schemes of the department in the district. He also stressed for accelerating the ongoing exercise of ODF initiative in the district.
Speaking on the occasion, MLA Gulabgarh lauded the process of development works taken up by the department in the district.
Later, the Minister convened public meeting at Arnas in which the local people raised the issues of development works in Judda, Thanpal, Salal, Thakarkote, Khanikote, Hunder, Chinkah and other hilly pockets of Tehsil Arnas.
The Minister also convened a public meeting at Mahore in which the people hailing from hilly areas of Chasana, Gulabgarh, Dewal, Badder, Larh, Tulli, Banna, Shikari, Dubri, Jamslan, Shajroo etc raised scores of issues related to lack of proper basic amenities in their respective areas.
Responding to the issues the Minister assured the public that all their genuine demands would be redressed on priority.