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Frequently asked questions about Dattak Vasti Yojana (Slum Adoption Programme)
1. What is the concept of Dattak Vasti Yojana (DVY)?
Ans. Municipal Corporation Of Greater Mumbai initiated  a community led sanitation programme with the active participation  of slum dwellers  in those slum pockets where cleanliness services were not provided..The citys expansion is characterized by poor housing conditions, inadequate or nearly non existence of basic amenities. Lack of basic amenities and inadequate sanitation services has resulted in the scenario of filth ,dirt  and heaps of garbage everywhere.
DVY is a departure from traditional contract system practiced  earlier in providing cleanliness services in the slum areas. Instead of entrusting cleanliness activities to single outsider entrepreneur, it is carried out by the Community Based  Organizations formed and registered by the local slum dwellers with the competent authorities. A financial and other support is provided to the CBOS  in the form of subsidy.
2. How is CBO formed?
Ans. CBO consists of primarily local slum dwellers  who has strong desire and need to keep their slum areas clean and hygienic conditions.They are real stake holders in this process.The membership  of CBOS are at two levels. The governing body and other ordinary members  and they functions per  the rules and regulations accepted by them and endorsed by the competent authorities.
3.  Under which act the registration of CBOS is done  and where?
Ans. To register non profit CBO registration is done at Worli charity commission office under society registration act  and public trust act and CBO in the form of cooperative registered  under cooperative act at three different offices as per their geographical locations such as  Malhotra house in fort area, MHADA  office Bandra and Kokanbhavan new Bombay .
4. What are the main qualification criteria to select CBOS  to implement  DVY?
Ans. Appropriate registration certificate stating the involvement of local slum dwellers in governing body and in its membership.The CBO  needs two years experience of working on  issues such as health ,education, cultural  in the community where the implementation of DVY  is proposed. The CBO  has to  identify their area of work and has to prepare map locating its areas for cleanliness  activities which will include geographical  boundaries  and other amenities such as gutters, nullahs ,pathways, public places and toilets etc.The CBO has to certify the total number of population from the fulltime medical officers of the ward.They are expected to collect supportive documents f rom other local groups.
5.Whom to approach to start DVY?
Ans.The concerned CBOS has to address their application  to Asst Commissioner of concerned ward and other guidance is given by Asst Head Supervisor and  Officer On Special Duty Shri Anand Jagtap(9821240320).
6. What concrete support is provided to implement DVY?
Ans. MCGM provides financial assistance in the form of subsidy to the CBOs selected for implementation of DVY.Due to density of population the slum areas, basic unit for payment considered  is one unit of 1000 population or approximately 200families.To take up various activities of cleanliness for one  unit 1000 population (200families)Rs.2500 per month per unit is paid .Around  Rs. 370 is given for cleanliness material and 10 per ce nt service charges on total payment per month is paid to the CBOs for first year.In alld Rs.1800 per month for second and third year with the same rate is provided to the CBOs. In the case of slum located at hilly areas additional 10 % is provided to the CBOs to under take the activities under DVY. For second year amount is reduced with the understanding that local slum dwellers will pay Rs. 10 per family per month to the CBOs and after third year DVY will be continue with the help of public contribution.
7. Who gives final work order to the CBOS ?
Ans. Asst. Commissioner has the authority to give sanction to the CBOS.
8.What cleanliness activities are expected under DVY from the CBOS?
Ans. The CBOS are to lift day to day garbage from the areas assigned to them by evolving mechanism of  collecting garbage from each household as per the commonly suitable time and place. The col lected garbage from the households has to be dumped in the Municipal dustbin in collaboration with Municipal solid waste management transport system.The CBOS are also expected to clean the gutters Nullahs, pathways,lanes, public places and public toilets on day to day basis.The CBOS are also expected to encourage slum dwellers for segregation of garbage(dry and wet),do the beautification of areas,undertake tree plantation etc.
9.What is the mechanism to monitor the cleanliness activities of the DVY?
Ans. At the field level the day to day activities are monitored by J.O ,Supervisers AHS and AE environment in collaboration with Asst. Commissioner. At  middle level other supervisory staff such as Dy HS and O.S.D visits the activities of CBOS. If the CBOS work is not satisfactory at every  unit penalty is imposed on the CBOS.The CBOS are also expected to obtain signatures from local slum dwellers  stating that the cleanliness activities are carried out in a satisfactory manner.  
10. Is Municipal Corporators  letter essential to get approval of DVY?
Ans. The Municipal Councilors letter is not required ,however CBOS are expected to collaborate with the various stake holders  to achieve desirable results.