PMGSY: Three of­fi­cials booked for sub-stan­dard work in Doda Govt con­sid­er­ing to al­low ‘mo­bile shop’ in coun­try: HUA min­istry

Millennium Post - - Mp Nation -

JAMMU: Anti-cor­rup­tion Bureau (ACB) has reg­is­tered a case against three govt of­fi­cials and a con­trac­tor for al­legedly ex­e­cut­ing sub-stan­dard works un­der Prad­han Mantri Gram Sadak Yo­jana (PMGSY) in Doda dis­trict of Jammu & Kash­mir.

An FIR un­der var­i­ous sec­tions of pre­ven­tion of cor­rup­tion act and Ran­bir Pe­nal Code was reg­is­tered against the of­fi­cials of PMGSY di­vi­sion Thathri and the con­trac­tor on the ba­sis of joint sur­prise check con­ducted into the al­le­ga­tions that sub-stan­dard ma­te­rial was used for the con­struc­tion of 4.5 km of road from Barry to Gan­doh, a spokesman of the ACB said Sun­day. He said the case was reg­is­tered against As­sis­tant Ex­ec­u­tive En­gi­neer (AEE) Akhter Hus­sain Shah, JE'S ir­shad Ah­mad and Sonu Sharma, and di­rec­tor, Messrs Cube Con­struc­tion Engi­neer­ing Lim­ited, San­jay C Shah. NEW DELHI: The Union Hous­ing and Ur­ban Af­fairs Min­istry is con­tem­plat­ing to in­tro­duce 'mo­bile shops' con­cept for street ven­dors in the coun­try un­der its Na­tional Ur­ban Liveli­hoods Mis­sion (NULM), a se­nior of­fi­cial said.

Min­istry Sec­re­tary Durga Shanker Mishra said that un­der the con­cept, the owner will be given li­cense to do the mo­bile street vend­ing.

The idea was floated at a re­cent 'Na­tional Work­shop on Street Ven­dors' or­gan­ised by the min­istry.

"At the re­cent na­tional work­shop on street ven­dors, sev­eral sug­ges­tions came up. One of the sug­ges­tions was to al­low 'mo­bile shop' in coun­try. The min­istry will con­sider it and find out a so­lu­tion how we can pro­vide fund­ing (to mo­bile shops)," Mishra said.

He said 18 lakh street ven­dors have been iden­ti­fied so far in 2,430 cities across the coun­try un­der the Street Ven­dors Act 2014.

Also, 2,344 'Street Ven­dor Com­mit­tees' have been con­sti­tuted and nine lakh street ven­dors have been is­sued iden­tify cards un­der the Act, the sec­re­tary said. He said that street ven­dors need some pro­tec­tion as they are pro­vid­ing var­i­ous ser­vices to the so­ci­ety.

At the work­shop held on Fri­day, a progress re­port, pre­pared by Cen­tre for Civil So­ci­ety (CSS), an NGO, over the im­ple­men­ta­tion of Street Ven­dors Act, was re­leased.

Ac­cord­ing to the re­port, Tamil Nadu topped the chart by scor­ing 75 marks out of 100 in im­ple­ment­ing the Act and Mi­zo­ram came sec­ond, fol

lowed by Chandi­garh, Ra­jasthan, Jhark­hand and among oth­ers.

Na­ga­land, ac­cord­ing to the NGO re­port, is the state with "very poor com­pli­ance" and scored nine marks.

Manipur, Kar­nataka, Sikkim and West Ben­gal have been

listed in the cat­e­gory of states with "poor com­pli­ance" of the Act. Ac­cord­ing to Min­istry, Na­tional Ur­ban Liveli­hoods Mis­sion (NULM) is aimed at pro­vid­ing shel­ters equipped with es­sen­tial ser­vices to the ur­ban home­less in a phased man­ner.

It also stated that the NULM also ad­dresses liveli­hood con­cerns of the ur­ban street ven­dors by fa­cil­i­tat­ing ac­cess to suit­able spa­ces, in­sti­tu­tional credit, so­cial se­cu­rity and skills to the ur­ban street ven­dors for ac­cess­ing emerg­ing mar­ket op­por­tu­ni­ties.

18 lakh street ven­dors have been iden­ti­fied so far in 2,430 cities across the coun­try un­der the Street Ven­dors Act 2014

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