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Minister Puri to review progress reports on urban missions every 15 days

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on January 08, 2018 Published on October 03, 2017

Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs   -  PTI

Each report to look at govt effort made; hurdles ahead

A month after taking a charge as Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said he would be seeking progress reports on urban missions once in 15 days from the Secretary, heads of all new urban missions launched during the last three years and other senior officials.

The Minister said a review meeting would take place on the first and third Tuesday of every month, adding that the report should highlight the efforts taken by the Central and State governments in speeding up execution.

Also, implementation hurdles resolved during the last 15 days and reasons for the delay, if any, should be cited, an official release said.

In a meeting with the senior Ministry officials on Monday, Puri said: “Anything that can be measured can be changed. It implies that if we don’t monitor and measure the outcomes, the intended change may not come through”.

Recounting his first month as ‘quite eventful’, Puri said he had announced the public-private partnership policy to promote private investments in affordable housing, directed a time-bound review of FSI/FAR norms in 53 cities with a population of above one million each and State capitals, and a comprehensive review of performance and outcomes under JNNURM, and released the New Metro Rail Policy.

Puri was inducted into the Council of Ministers on September 3.

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Published on October 03, 2017
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