Confusion shrouds PMAY in Guwahati
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, June 6: City’s aspirants for benefits under the Central scheme PMAY (urban) are a confused lot when they failed to locate the office and the very staff supposed to receive their applications today. The last date for submission of forms for demand survey, according to a press release issued on June 3, 2017 by the PMAY Mission Director, is June 7, 2017.
Aspirant beneficiaries of the scheme were on the lookout for the very office and the employee deployed by the administration to receive their application forms today, but to no avail. None from GMC office at Lakhtokia could say who is supposed to receive the application forms. The office only has the me of an employee and his mobile number to contact him for the purpose. The mobile phone, however, does not respond to any calls, a section of the aspirant beneficiaries said.
Radha Kanta Saha, a resident of Maligaon in the city, said: “I went to the GMC office at Uzan Bazar yesterday only to be told to come to the office at Lakhtokia. However, I failed to get any official to receive my form. Government schemes shouldn’t be uncertain like this.” AK Aditya, another resident from Maligaon, said: “The table shown to us has been lying vacant for seven days. They have just kept a register to write the mes and contact numbers of applicants. Other employees say that the applicants will be called over phone later. If a Central Government’s scheme meets with such negligence what will be the fate of the State Government’s schemes?”
Meanwhile, PMAY (urban) nodal officer Rituraj Barthakur said: “The areas under the GMC will start the procedure from June 12 even as other urban areas in the State have already started it.”