Union Government approved setting up of District Level Advisory and Monitoring Committees
Posted on:24 Jun 2016 17:50:39
24 June 2016 Current Affairs GK: Union Ministry of Urban Development has approved the setting up of District Level Advisory and Monitoring Committees to promote people centric planning and execution of new urban development schemes on 22 June 2016.
These committees will comprise of elected representatives of the country, thus giving Members of Parliament (MP) and Members of Legislative Assembly (MLA) a say in the implementation of the urban development schemes.
In a first of its kind, these Committees will oversee, review and monitor implementation of urban development, affordable housing and urban poverty alleviation programmes.
Programmes to be monitored
Swachh Bharat Mission
Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT)
Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY)
Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Housing for All (Urban) and
To review improvements in service level indicators like water supply,
Review progress of implementation of reforms with focus on e-governance and ease of sanctioning of construction permits,
Advise state and central governments regarding bottlenecks in implementation,
Suggest mid-course correction in implementation
Facilitate coordination among various agencies
Chairperson and Members of Committee : Senior most Member of Parliament will be appointed by the State/UT as the Chairperson of the Committee and two more MPs, one each from Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha will be the Co-chairpersons. The members of the committee are:
All MLAs from respective districts representing the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) and Mayors
Chairpersons of ULBs
Chairpersons and Chief Executives of Urban Development Authorities in districts
Commissioners and Chief Executive Officers of ULBs
Senior most representatives of the Department of Public Health Engineering and
Senior most officials of para-statal bodies like water board and sewerage board
District Collector or Municipal Commissioner of metropolitan cities will be the Member Secretary.
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