Jaipur: Following the pandemic, the Department of Urban Development and Housing (UDH) is planning to organize “Prashasan Shehron ke Sang” camps online.
The state government had announced earlier to organize these camps from October 2 to remedy and address public land issues.
As the time approaches for the camps, the government has launched an exercise to prepare request for proposal documents (RFP) to appoint an information technology company. One official said: “For the same, a committee has been formed. The draft RFP document proposal will be submitted to the UDH Principal Secretary.
An official said proposals would be sought from information technology companies to develop an online service provider. “This app will also be available on the mobile app so people can submit apps from a mobile as well,” an official said.
A new concept of nagar mitra was also discussed for the first time. Technical consultants to assist the public will be hired as part of the system. “Many times problems arise during camps when applicants do not know the procedure and documents required when applying. Because of these shortcomings, the civic bodies put the applicant on notice to rectify or complete these documents. It takes unnecessary time and the number of pending cases is also increasing. With the help of consultants, the process will be accelerated, ”said an official.
The nagar mitra will ensure that there is no shortage of documents in the submitted application.
The state government aims to distribute 10 lakh rental contracts to landowners living in unregulated settlements.
Official sources said that the state government could allow local bodies to regularize settlements developed between 1999 and 2005. Previously, to regularize settlements developed before 1999, the JDA had prepared a list. However, as the case is still pending in court, the JDA may not regularize these settlements. “According to JDA records, there are 1,722 housing projects developed before 1999. Apart from that, between 1999 and 2002, around 614 housing settlements were developed by housing companies.”
Currently, there are around 800 settlements in the outskirts of the JDA that have yet to be regularized. “On these colonies, the regularization of about 400 colonies can be done easily, while it will be difficult for the JDA to regularize other colonies for various reasons. Flexibility will be provided by the state government to regularize these settlements during the camp, ”the official added.