Awas Soft MIS under PMAY (G) reviewed

ITANAGAR, Nov 22: A two-day ‘training-cum-review’ programme on the progress of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Grameen), organised by the rural development (RD) department, concluded at Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre here on Thursday.
Technical expert from the union ministry of rural development (MoRD), Pawan Kumar Singh, and officials from the RD department provided training on the Awas Soft MIS, which is customized for Arunachal Pradesh.
State RD Secretary Rinchin Tashi presented an overview of the planning and implementation of the PMAY (G) in Arunachal. He informed that, against the target allocation of 6754 houses, “the state has achieved 58 percent performance with only 50 percent of the financial allocation.”
However, he lamented the inability to address issues pertaining to updating Awas Soft – which is the MIS for PMAY (G) – saying “the performance is not being reflected in the MIS.”
He assured MoRD (Rural Housing) Joint Secretary Prasant Kumar that the state government would speed up the implementation of the PMAY (G).
RD Special Secretary Nyali Ete informed the DRDAs and the BDOs that the state government would facilitate the release of the second installment “consequent to achievement of at least 95 percent of achievement corresponding to first installment.”
It was recommended that funds be directly released to the vendors and beneficiaries from the SNA account. It was also advised that the districts remit the unspent funds of the PMAY in the SNA account.
The house noted that the expenditure from the administrative component should also reflect in the Awas Soft MIS, and that the possibility for construction of houses in temperate zones under the PMAY (G) be considered.
NIC senior technical director Prashant Mittal enumerated the latest features of the Awas Soft MIS, and the importance of updating it.
After the training, the guests and officials from the RD department, the ArSRLM, the Papum Pare DRDA, and the Doimukh block development office went on a field visit to Borum and Tigdo gram panchayats in Doimukh.
In one instance, a beneficiary explained the difficulties in constructing a proper local house from the meagre allocation under the PMAY (G). In another instance, in Tigdo, a beneficiary said he converged out-of-pocket funding to construct a house under the PMAY (G).
The MorD joint secretary assured all possible assistance from the ministry.