Ms. Girija Vyas, took over as the new Minister for Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (M/oHUPA), here today. She was welcomed by the senior officers of the Ministry.
While briefing the media, after assumption of office, Ms Girija Vyas said social service is always her priority area and will utilize each minute available for alleviation of urban poverty by working together with all my officers in this Ministry. On being asked about her priority areas, she said that Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Bill, Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Bill, Rajiv Awas Yojuna (RAY) and National Urban Livelihood Mission (NULM) will be accorded top priority .
Born on 8 July 1946, Ms. Girija Vyas is Member of Parliament from Chhittorgarh, Rajasthan. She was first elected to the Lok Sabha in 1991 and became the Union Deputy Minister for Information and Broadcasting. This is her fourth term in the Lower House. She served as president All India Mahila Congress and chairperson of National Women™s Commission. Ms Vyas was also Congress state president from 2000 to 2004.