Submit your applications online for affordable houses from tomorrow
Ravi Shankar Prasad called CSCs 'front end soldiers of Digital India Mission'.
Now, you can submit applications online for affordable houses. The Ministry of Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) on Wednesday announced that under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban), people will be able to submit the applications online from tomorrow at a nominal cost of Rs 25 per application.
The Ministry of HUPA and Common Services Centre e-Governance Services India Limited of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in the presence of Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu and Ravi Shankar Prasad.
The online submission will be enabled for 60,000 Common Services Centre located in urban areas, out of two lakh CSCs across the country. As per the MoU, CSCs will also facilitate printing of the acknowledgement receipt with beneficiary photograph which helps applicants in tracking application status, the Ministry said.
"Beneficiaries have to visit the nearest CSC for seeking assistance for seeking benefits of PMAY(Urban) online. In case the beneficiary does not have Aadhar Card, CSCs will enable beneficiaries acquiring them. This process of applying online is e-KYC (Know Your Client) enabled which means applications are submitted after due verification", said the Ministry.
Prasad called CSCs 'front end soldiers of Digital India Mission'.
Moreover, commenting on the occasion, Naidu said that Digital India Mission is transforming the country and collaboration with CSC SPV will help in bringing more urban poor under the ambit of PMAY(Urban) by addressing the difficulties associated in physical submission of applications to Urban Local Bodies, for want of adequate help and guidance.
He also mentioned that around 13.70 lakh urban poor were sanctioned affordable houses during 2005-14, about 11 lakh houses have been already sanctioned for urban poor during the last one year. With the introduction of online applications, the trend will pick up further.