Delhi Shramik Sangathan (A federation of unorganized sector workers unions)

Invitation to join Public Meeting & rally on 27th November’2012 from 11.00 AM to 03.00 PM at Jantar Mantar, New Delhi, demanding amendments in modified slum policy of Delhi for rehabilitation & relocation of slums.

Dear friends


Greetings from Delhi Shramik Sangathan!

Delhi Shramik Sangathan is a federation of unorganized sector workers unions working with slum dwellers of Delhi since last 18 years on the issues of livelihood, housing & social security. The organization is campaigning for Right to life with Dignity for urban poor & workers.

The organization is organizing a public meeting & rally demanding amendments in modified slum policy of Delhi for rehabilitation & relocation of slums at Jantar Mantar on 27th November’2012 from 11 AM to 3.00 PM.

The eligibility and non-eligibility conditions for resettlement of slum dwellers described in the modified slum policy is not only complex but it is against the interest of the poor workers living in slum areas. If the same policy continues then 80% of the slum dwellers will be declared non-eligible for resettlement. This is clearly evident from the recent draw of DUSIB held on 25.05.2012 for 9 slums. The average percentage of eligible families who received demand letters varies between 10-20% of the total families living in slum clusters. Rest of the families is becoming homeless.

After continuous pressure from organization, the cut-off date for eligibility of resettlement of a slum dweller has been announced by Delhi Government as 31.03.2007. But the documents of slum dwellers are being verified since 1998 for deciding eligibility which itself is contradictory with respect to cut-off date announcement.

Under the above circumstances, the members of the campaign committee on Housing Right of DSS have decided to organize public meeting & will submit the memorandum to the concerned ministries & departments for immediate actions.

We invite you to participate in the Public meeting to support the cause to save lakhs of slum dwellers for being homeless.

Ramendra Kumar

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