Process to Apply for Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana Online using CSC
The Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana aims to bring the poverty stricken and underprivileged into a housing scheme. For this scheme you will have to register online. This service is being provided by the Common Service Centers (CSCs).
Recently the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the e-governance services. They have enabled the facilities of CSCs for receiving the applications for the housing scheme.
How will this affect the people?
This will benefit the applicants in the following ways –
- This collaboration will make sure that more urban poor have come under the Awas Yojana. This will encourage more people to participate as the hassles of a physical submission can be avoided.
- When people apply to the local bodies, there are a lot of protocols and unnecessary delays that carry forward. This is why the e-submissions can make the process faster and easier for the urban population.
- According to the authorities this will also “help plug the loopholes”, if any. This means that if anyone is trying to reject the claim of any person, it can be taken care of legitimately.
- The direct submissions done online will enable the concerned authorities to take effect immediately. Union Ministers Ravi Shankar Prasad and M Venkatesh Naidu specifically mentioned that all the processes can be carry forward without any “deviation” or “leakage”.
This means that by making the whole process online, it can be carried forward with much fast pace. This will be beneficial for the people that are looking forward to get a home fast. It will also encourage new beneficiaries to apply.
About CSC services
The CSCs are helping the government carry out a lot of interests. They are also helping the government for the Swachh Bharat Mission in the urban areas. Even in the future the government aspires to locate the CSC services to get the remotest part of the country. This is how the digital governance will be taken forward as a vision of the current Prime Minister.
You might not be aware that several e-services are already available nearby you.
How to find CSC in Kolkata?
To find CSC in your location to apply for PMAY, visit this website http://gis.csc.gov.in/locator/csc.aspx .
Here you have to enter your State, City and Block. After entering that you will be shown a list of names and addresses along with phone numbers to choose from. For example, if you are from Kolkata you will find about four Common Service Centers in Kolkata-Nielit. All these four have a unique CSC ID or code. They also have given the name of the contact person.
Alternatively you can visit this website http://gis.csc.gov.in/locator/csc.aspx . It is the official website of the government where you can find the CSC in your city. The site was under maintenance when we tried to locate. If that happens, then try the previous method.