Policy Scan October 2017admin
Centre announces new PPP Policy to promote private investments in affordable housing
Central Government announced a new PPP Policy for Affordable Housing that allows extending central assistance of up to Rs.2.50 lakh per each house to be built by private builders even on private lands besides opening up immense potential for private investments in affordable housing projects on government lands in urban areas.
A City-systems solution for Mumbai
The stampede at the Elphistone Road railiway station in Mumbai was heart-wrenching and a proof to the prevalent apathy. There is a dire need to maintain a minimum quality of infrastructure and services in our cities and to achieve that baseline in a time-bound manner. Robust city-systems will create the pathways to pursue better long-term outcomes.
Formation of NITI Aayog Working Group on “City Governance and Smart Cities”
NITI Aayog has constituted a Working Group to deliberate on issues pertaining to City Governance & Smart Cities as part of Development Agenda for New India @ 75 (2022) under the Chairmanship of Dr. Chetan Vaidya, Ex-Director, school of Planning & Architecture.
Release of the Guidelines for Accounting and Audit Reforms
Janaagraha released Guidelines for Accounting and Audit Reforms which is a step by step guide to implementing accounting reforms in urban local bodies. This will help in their robust functioning and in turn streamline accounting processes. The implementation of the reforms will help cities fulfil the conditions laid down by the 14th FC to avail performance grants.