Housing Ministry to Approach Cabinet for Model Tenancy Law Approvals
The housing and urban affairs ministry will take the draft model tenancy law to the cabinet for approval. Housing and urban development secretary Durga Shanker Mishra said. “We have received no comment from some of the states, while some have responded, which we are analysing. We are in the process and in a month or so, we should be taking it to union cabinet for approval. By March, it should be through,”
The ministry said that Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) as a sub scheme under PMAY-U was approved to provide ease of living to urban migrants/poor in Industrial Sector as well as in non-formal urban economy to get access to dignified affordable rental housing close to their workplace.
So far, 29 States/UTs have signed MoA (Memorandum of Agreement) for implementation of ARHCs. Gujarat and UT of Chandigarh have become first movers by identifying existing government vacant houses and furthering allotment processes.
The UT of Chandigarh has identified 2195 such houses, out of which 1703 have been already allotted to urban poor families. In Gujarat, RFPs have been issued for Rajkot and Ahmedabad whereas concessionaire has been selected for Surat.