JNNURM is a Central government scheme which is implemented by the In the report, CAG stated that the ministries of the Central government were not. The CAG in its report on “Performance Audit of JNNURMā€, tabled in Parliament on Thursday, said though two-year time was granted to complete each project. In the report, the CAG stated that the ministries of the central government were not equipped to monitor a project of JNNURM’s magnitude.

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Comptroller and Auditor General raps urban development and housing ministries for failing to bring about urban governance reforms.

Only 22 housing projects for poor completed under JNNURM, says CAG

The report further rapped the Jnnurk ministries of urban development and housing and poverty alleviation for not being able to bring about reforms in the governance of urban local bodies ULBs. The report found that ULBs in most of the states did not hold elections regularly, which has greatly delayed the performance of the mission. Further, the report found that ineligible beneficiaries took advantage of the housing schemes in many states.

However, as on March 31,only 22 of the 1, approved projects were completed.

JNNURM is a Central government scheme which is implemented by the ministries of urban development and housing and urban poverty alleviation with an aim to improve infrastructure and governance in Indian cities. CAG said that the JNNURM guidelines had been deficient in giving adequate advisory to the states regarding utilisation of funds and there was a lack of uniformity in utilising interest earned from the funds sitting in the coffers of various states.

Further, the urban development ministry’s internet-enabled programme for monitoring and evaluation had proved to be unsuccessful. Only 11 out of sample projects selected by CAG for the period to were completed, the CAG report states.

Delays were mostly due to the non availability of resources such as land or escalation of costs and changes in designs, while in many cases the ULBs erport state government did not keep their commitment to implement reforms within the framework of local governance.


The report states that against an allocation of Rs 66, In its report, the CAG has recommended pushing reforms in financial, institutional, and governance structure of the ULBs to make repoort efficient, accountable and transparent.

It has also recommended that the Central government should give incentives to those states which implement reforms envisaged under JNNURM.

At a press conference earlier this week, housing and urban poverty alleviation minister, Kumari Selja, had stated that urban housing shortage in India has decreased from The CAG report presents a somewhat different picture. The CAG report needs to pave the way to reforms in urban governance, which could be achieved only by making local bodies more accountable.

Only 22 of 1, housing projects completed under JNNURM: CAG – The Hindu

Though urban renewal, which is redevelopment of the inner old city areas to reduce congestion, was an objective of JNNURM, only 11 out of projects and 10 out of projects for urban renewal were approved by 31 March In Uttar Pradesh, not a single urban infrastructure project had been completed in seven mission cities whereas in Delhi only four out of 28 sanctioned were completed.

Auditors observed that in 37 selected water supply projects, five had not even been started and one project was withdrawn.

Delays were due to delays in getting clearances and slow tendering process. The machines purchased for such projects remained idle. In 11 selected solid waste management project, two had not been even started and remaining nine were not complete.

Delays were due to non availability of land, forest and environment clearance, clearance from SPCB, non clearance of the site and public agitation.

Funds for four projects remained blocked as machinery and other equipment were purchased in advance, making most of them idle.

Urban local bodies flouting JNNURM norms: CAG | Cities News, The Indian Express

In the 56 selected sewerage projects, only four of the projects were complete. One was abandoned, while five projects were deferred. Out of 19 selected MRTS, roads and flyovers and other transport projects, one project was abandoned, two projects were withdrawn, only three were complete.


Collection of user charges: CAG found that out of 39 mission cities selected for audit scrutiny, mechanism for collection of user charges for eeport supply and solid waste management was reportedly established in seven and repot cities respectively. Property title registration, revision building bye laws: None of cities, according to Union urban development ministry, had implemented property title registration system.

Twenty-one ULBs which committed to revision jnnumr building bye laws by did not implement the same. Sixteen states that committed to reform rent control laws bydid not implement the law. Seven of these selected projects had not been started and one project was abandoned.

The remaining 73 housing projects were incomplete till March Out of the completed dwelling units, onlydwelling units were occupied. Audit observed 11 instances where there were deficiencies in identification of the beneficiaries. For example, under BSUP, Kochi Phase 2 Individual houses in Kerala, beneficiaries of three relort were corporation employees with regular source of income who were not eligible for assistance admissible under the scheme of BSUP.

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Please use a genuine email ID and provide your name. Saturday 04 July Funds diverted Only 11 out of sample projects selected by CAG for the period to were completed, the CAG report jnurm.

Shortcomings pointed out by CAG. Subscribe to Weekly Newsletter:. Read 1 Comments Post a Comment. Anonymous 5 years ago Reply. In reforms Collection of user charges: