Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Sunday said that the State Government was taking steps to ensure that every family in the State have a house to live in. He said that the government aims to see that Andhra Pradesh becomes a slum free State at the earliest.
The Chief Minister said that a comprehensive plan to take up housing under various schemes has already been chalked out and would be implemented on a mission mode. The Action Plan for the year 2011-12 would ensure completion of Five Lakh houses duly taking into account that 5.93 Lakh houses are in Lintel Level (LL) and Roof Level (RL) stages. Similarly, houses at Below Basement Level (BBL) and Basement Level (BL) stages will be encouraged to be constructed to advanced stages of BL/LL/RL.
The Chief Minister told the District Collectors at the recently held Conference to expedite the construction of houses and that the houses at LL and RL stages are to be focused and completed. He wanted that action should be taken to see that monthly targets are fixed based on the active workload.
Achievement against targets should be considered as one of the parameters to evaluate the performance of AE, DyEE, EE and Project Director (Housing). The active beneficiary list is to be divided Gram Panchayat-wise and responsibility should be fixed on the AE and Dy.EE by name to ensure the progress of the houses. The concerned EE should be made responsible to achieve the progress and he has to review the progress of the mandals under his supervision on weekly basis.
The Chief Minister wanted that the Project Director (Housing) to review the progress on a fortnightly basis with the EEs/DyEEs at district level and see that the target is achieved during the current year and submit reports to the District Collector and Head Office for monitoring purposes. The bridge loans of Rs 20,000 should be mobilised in rural areas and Rs 30,000/- in urban areas, through Self Help Groups in co-ordination with PD, DRDA to ensure that additional finances are available to the beneficiaries for early completion of their houses.
Kiran Kumar Reddy said that SC and ST beneficiaries should be encouraged to complete the house at the earliest, as Rs 20,000/Rs 30,000 additional assistance wa being provided to them.
The District Collectors would review the progress to ensure that AE shall visit each village where the houses are in progress once in fortnight and record the stages in the M-Book so that the process of payment to the beneficiaries is fast. The District Collectors would fix up a time limit of 2 months to all field functionaries and ensure that consolidated proposals Mandal-wise are sent to Centre for Good Governance (CGG) through a scanned copy of the proceedings so that the data can be corrected and timely payments can be released to all eligible beneficiaries. (INN)