362 Commonwealth Games Village flats added to General Pool

362 Commonwealth Games Village flats added to General Pool Accommodation 100 earmarked for Quasi-Judicial bodies 

            Ministry of Urban Development has enhanced the housing stock in higher categories in Delhi by adding 362 more flats in the categories VB (D-1) and above. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has recently handed over these 362 flats at the Commonwealth Games Village complex to the Directorate of Estates. DDA had handed over 16 such flats in the year 2013.

            Urban Development Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has approved earmarking 100 of these total 378 flats for allocation to the Chairmen and Members of various Tribunals and Quasi-Judicial bodies. Another 178 have been added to the General Pool Residential Accommodation and 50 each to Tenure Officers Pool and Tenure Pool.

            The latest acquisition by the Directorate of Estates include – 3 Bed Room Flats(248-Type VB), 4 Bed Room Flats(82-Type VI B)) and 5 Bed Room Flats(32-Type VIII). DDA had handed over 4 Bed Room Flats(9) and 5 Bed Room Flats(7) in 2013. DDA handed over these 378 flats towards the cost of land provided by the Ministry of Urban Development for the games village.

            The details of latest housing stock available in Delhi in various categories is as below:

No.of houses available

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Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu extends New Year Greetings 

Union Minister Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has extended New Year Greetings to all the fellow countrymen. Following is the statement of greetings on the eve of New Year-2015: 

“I extend my hearty New Year Greetings on the eve of beginning of new year 2015 tomorrow. I wish all fellow citizens a Happy, Prosperous, Productive and Fulfilling New Year. 

As we turn another page in the history of time, we introspect about what had gone by as we look at the new prospects. A new wave of hope and confidence is sweeping across the country as our countrymen are keen about fulfilling their aspirations. I am confident that as a Nation, we will collectively scale new heights in that direction. 

The people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana are spiritedly pursuing the ambition of reaching new heights further to bifurcation. I am confident that firm foundations will be laid in that direction in the New Year.” 


UD Ministry directs DDA to modify regulations in respect of unauthorized colonies 

Ministry’s directive follows Cabinet’s approval for change of cut-off date 

No Ordinance proposed by the Ministry in the matter 

The Ministry of Urban Development has directed the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to ‘carry out the necessary modifications in the regulations for regularization of unauthorised colonies urgently’ in pursuance of the Union Cabinet’s decision extending the cut-off date for such regularization. 

The Ministry while informing the DDA that the Cabinet in its meeting held on 29.12.2014 has approved to amend the Revised Guidelines of 2007 in the matter of regularization of unauthorized colonies in Delhi, has asked DDA to accordingly amend relevant clauses in the said Guidelines. 

The Cabinet has decided to extend the cut-off date with reference to the existence of unauthorized colonies in Delhi from 31.3.2002 as mentioned in the Revised Guidelines of 2007 to 1st June, 2014, for the purpose of regularization. 

The Ministry of Urban Development seeks to clarify that no proposal for issuance of an Ordinance for regularization of unauthorized colonies was made for the approval of Union Cabinet, as the same was not required. The proposal made was to amend the Revised Guidelines of 2007, which were earlier approved by the Cabinet, for considering the unauthorized colonies that have come into existence further to 31.3.2002 for regularisation.


Hamara Jal – Hamara Jeewan to be Observed in Every District of Country 

Uma Bharti Holds Video Conference with the State Representatives 

Hamara Jal – Hamara Jeewan initiative will be observed in every district of the country during India Water Week- 2015 (January 13 to 17, 2015). This was announced by Union Minister for Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvention Sushri Uma Bharti during video conference with the principal secretaries of water resources /irrigation of various States here today. She said this will be an initiative to engage scientists, engineers, water communities, PRIs, other stakeholders and NGOs to address the issues of water resources planning at the local level and to generate awareness regarding need for water conservation. Sushri Bharti said one day workshop will be organized in every district to find indigenous solution for meeting the water related demands and suggest future road map to manage water for growth. The Minister said, “Each district, as an administrative unit is proposed to be targeted for organizing the event which will be a part of the Central Sector IEC scheme for highlighting the importance and generating awareness about water conservation”. The Minister said participation from school students will be an integral part of the programme for sensitizing the next generation for water conservation. This will also spread awareness regarding need to conserve water in the light of growing water scarcity. 

During the workshop it is planned to prepare a profile of each district covering its source of water, utilization for various uses and constraint, possible local solutions for meeting the unsatisfied demands and future roadmap to manage water for growth. The States have been asked to submit a report in this regard after the workshop is over. The recommendations received during the deliberations of the workshop will also be used for preparation of an overview of State level recommendations. Such recommendations would enable Ministry to utilize the same for policy making. 

States water resources department will be overall in charge of implementing the programme. For organizing the event in each State, committees will be constituted at two levels. The State level organizing committee will be constituted under the chairmanship of Principal Secretary, Water Resources Department or Engineer-in-Chief of the Water Resources Department wherein representatives at the level of Superintending Engineer / Director from the field organizations of Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation like CWC, CGWB, NWDA etc. will be nominated as Member Secretaries to the Committee. The state level organizing committee will be responsible for overall organization of the events in the respective districts of the State. 

For organizing the event in each district, District level committee to be headed by Collector/DC/DM of the district will be constituted and other members of the committee may include subordinate officers of the districts like BDOs, municipal authorities (in case of urban/semi urban districts). Representatives from NGOs / WALMIS working in the districts may also be included as members of the District level organizing committee. 

An amount of Rs. 50,000 has been earmarked for organizing the event in each district by the Ministry of Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation. The amount will be released to the nodal officers identified for the state. The amount will be spent by the representative of nodal officer or the district level committee which will be subsequently reimbursed by the nodal officer. State Water Resources Department have also been requested to mobilize additional funds available with them under their respective schemes. 


Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi holds a Video Conference with senior State Officers and Collectors of districts of Maharashtra identified for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao scheme; 

The Minister emphasises importance of strict monitoring and efforts to change people’s mind-sets for success of the Scheme 

The Union Minister of Women & Child Development, Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi today held a Video Conference with senior officers of the Women & Child Development Department of state of Maharashtra along with 2 Commissioners and District Collectors of the ten districts identified for the Beti Bachao Beti Padhao (BBBP) scheme. The Video Conference was a part of regional and state-wise consultations being held by the Ministry on BBBP. 

Smt. Maneka Sanjay Gandhi elaborated on the problem of low CSR and requested the District Collectors for taking urgent action as per the guidelines and submit District Action Plan through the State Government. She also told them that the Prime Minister is going to launch the scheme on 22nd January, 2015 at Panipat (Haryana). She urged the District Collectors to play a catalytic role in the successful implementation of BBBP scheme, and appealed to engage themselves fully in ensuring its success. The Minister stated that on one hand there is need for stricter implementation of Pre-Conception and Pre Natal Diagnostic Techniques Act (PC&PNDT Act) and strengthening the monitoring mechanism at the district level. On the other hand, sustained efforts are also required towards changing people’s mind-sets, social attitudes and behaviour. 

She suggested the DCs to create awareness of the problems through yatras, holding meetings with Sarpanchs, religious leaders and identify champions who could propagate the message amongst the communities. She urged the DCs to celebrate birth of the girl child and maintain gudda guddi cards (recording sex at birth) and display this information in all panchayat ghars, hospitals and Government offices. 

The Secretary, Ministry of Women & Child Development, Sh Vinay Sheel Oberoi urged the state government officials and district collectors to ensure the success of the scheme by taking up new initiatives to change the mind-set of the people. Senior officers of Union Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and Human Resource Development were also present during the video conference. 

The ten districts of Maharashtra included in the BBBP scheme areBid, Jalgaon, Ahmednagar, Buldana, Aurangabad, Washim, Kohlapur, Osmanabad, Sangli and Jalna. The guidelines and template for Action Plan for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme has already been communicated to these officers. 
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