Performing MCs to be rewarded: DyCM

*Reviews implementation of IHSUP, UIDSSMT

Excelsior Correspondent

Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh addressing officers during a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.
Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Nirmal Singh addressing officers during a meeting at Jammu on Tuesday.

JAMMU, Aug 4:  Deputy Chief Minister, Dr. Nirmal Singh today said that the Municipal Committees which perform well by providing the requisite facilities to people would be suitably rewarded.
The Deputy Chief Minister was addressing officers during a review meeting convened to discuss the functioning of Municipal Committees and also implementation of various centrally sponsored schemes like Integrated Housing Scheme for Urban Poor (IHSUP), UIDSSMT and Swachh Bharat Mission.
Commissioner Secretary, H&UD Mr. Bipul Pathak, Director Urban Local Bodies, Jammu, K. Khajuria and other senior officers were present in the meeting.
Dr. Singh also directed the officers to ensure that the Municipal Committees function in such a manner that people get requisite redressal of their day-to-day grievances related to sanitation, development, street lighting and other related facilities from these as these (MCs) form an important component of governance at the grass root level. He said that the Government would ensure that the performing Municipal Committees would be awarded so that their performance gets acknowledged which would further ensure that their activities get sped up.
Referring to the Swachh Bharat Mission, the Deputy Chief Minister directed officers to ensure that it is paced up by carrying the activities associated with it across the state especially in the rural and far-flung areas. He said that Information Education Campaign (IEC) activities under Swachh Bharat Mission should be carried out on a massive scale especially in schools and colleges so that youth get involved in it and contribute their bit in its effective implementation.
The Deputy Chief Minister asked the officers to speed up the implementation of various schemes under the Housing and Urban Development sector so that the people get benefitted from these. He said that there should be an effective mechanism which can monitor the pace of implementation of these on monthly basis besides getting the requisite feedback.
Dr. Singh also directed speedy implementation of IHSUP and UIDSSMT maintaining that these can go a long way in providing the much required housing facilities to the poor living in urban areas. He said that special care should also be taken while identifying the beneficiaries of these so that only genuine persons get benefitted and the process should be completed in a transparent manner.

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