Jaipur: Pink City Press Club President Abhay Joshi met RHB Commissioner Pawan Arora on Wednesday and demanded that flats and plots being auctioned by the Housing Board be allocated directly to media persons.
Joshi said that according to rules of the state government, quota of journalists is fixed in the allocation by Board. Currently, RHB is allocating flats and plots in various schemes at a discount of up to 50% through auction. In this auction, the quota of journalists was being ignored.
In this regard, Pawan Arora said that he will not let injustice happen with journalists. The desired houses and flats of journalists will be removed from the auction and will be allotted to them directly.
Pawan Arora said that the Pink City Press Club should make list of journalists receiving accommodation available to the Housing Board, and the journalists included in the list would be provided accommodation directly. Joshi thanked Pawan Arora for accepting the demands of journalists.
RHB to organise special camp for artisans
The Rajasthan Housing Board is going to organise a special camp for artisans wherein apart from the registration for housing in the Mahatma Gandhi Dastakar Nagar Yojna at Nayla, handicraft artisans will also be registered by the development commissioner’s office (handicrafts) under the Union Textile Ministry. The artisans getting registered during these camps will be handed artisan card to avail a variety of benefits from the government.
The special camp will be held on November 14 at Khazane Walo Ka Rasta. Informing about the camp, Housing Board Commissioner Pawan Arora said, “Along with giving information about the scheme to the artisans taking part in the camp, the facility of registration for the housing scheme would also be provided on the spot. Under this scheme, 660 workshop houses will be allotted for Rs14.99 lakh each.”
Assistant Director Development Commissioner (Handicrafts) Shiv Kumar Kedre said during the camp, handicraft artisans would be registered for an artisan card.