New Delhi: In a pro poor move, the Delhi government has decided to provide houses to the 6,000 slum dwellers and they will not be levied licence fee for it.

The government has approved the proposal of constructing 17,000 houses for the people belonging to economically weaker section.
Several decisions were made in the third meeting of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

Under the Rehabilitation Scheme, houses will be provided to the 6000 families residing in the 33 slums. The deadline for depositing required documents for this has been extended by 45 days.

The meeting also reviewed the progress report of allocation of funds for the houses to be constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

Dikshit has given instruction to make concession in the charges for using community centre set up by Shelter Board. As of now, Rs 6000 and Rs 3,300 are being charged as the security money and rent respectively for wedding ceremony being held at the community centre.

The CM said the people of economically weaker section are not in a position to pay for such a hefty charges, therefore the revised rate will be presented in the next meeting.

Public Working Department (PWD) Minister Raj Kumar Chauhan, Chief Secretary PK Tripathi, Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) Commissioner KS Mehra, New Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) Chairman Parimal and CEO of Shelter Board, Amarnath also attended the meeting.

JPN/Bureau