| Frequently asked questions about Dattak
Vasti Yojana (Slum Adoption Programme)|
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
city’s 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 CBO’S
in the form of subsidy.
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 CBO’S 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
Under which act the registration of CBO’S is done
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
What are the main qualification criteria to select CBO’S
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
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.
to approach to start DVY?
Ans.The concerned CBO’S 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).
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.
Who gives final work order to the CBO’S ?
Ans. Asst. Commissioner has
the authority to give sanction to the CBO’S.
cleanliness activities are expected under DVY from the CBO’S?
Ans. The CBO’S 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 CBO’S are also expected to clean the gutters Nullahs, pathways,lanes,
public places and public toilets on day to day basis.The CBO’S are
also expected to encourage slum dwellers for segregation of garbage(dry
and wet),do the beautification of areas,undertake tree plantation
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 CBO’S. If the CBO’S work is not satisfactory
at every unit penalty
is imposed on the CBO’S.The CBO’S are also expected to obtain signatures
from local slum dwellers stating
that the cleanliness activities are carried out in a satisfactory
Is Municipal Corporator’s letter
essential to get approval of DVY?
Ans. The Municipal Councilors
letter is not required ,however CBO’S are expected to collaborate
with the various stake holders to
achieve desirable results.