Financial assistance under CITIIS Challenge is provided in the form of grant to selected SPVs by the State Government. The repayment of the principle and interest would be equally shared by the Central Government and State Government.
Yes, all 8 requirements listed under SPV eligibility criteria are mandatory. However, there is a relaxation of fulfilling the criteria ‘Appointment of Women Directors in the Board of Directors of the SPV’ until the first disbursement of CITIIS Grant. An undertaking to this effect has to be given by the SPV CEO.
Yes, all 5 requirements listed under eligibility criteria are mandatory for each project application. However, there is a relaxation of fulfilling the criteria ‘State Government Order/Letter addressed to MoHUA endorsed by State Finance Department indicating the agreement to the condition of sharing the repayment of AFD loan with GoI at 50:50 ratio.’ until the first disbursement of CITIIS Grant. An undertaking to this effect has to be given by the SPV CEO.
These are unique cases and based on request from SPVs/ULBs/State Government, matter will be addressed by the MoHUA in consultation with DEA, MoF. Any such request along with G.O. authorizing ULB has to be sent to email@example.com
Smart City Projects application are invited from four thematic areas namely - Sustainable Mobility, Public Open Spaces, Urban E-governance and ICT, and Social and Organizational Innovation for Low-Income Settlements
Application Process and detailed project application form along with instructions is available at Application Process and detailed project application form along with instructions is available at smartnet.niua.org/citiis
CITIIS aims to foster sustainable, innovative and participatory approaches to build four types of projects within the Smart City Mission. Under the CITIIS component, up to 15 projects will be selected through City Innovation Challenge also referred as ‘CITIIS Challenge’.
CITIIS (City Investments To Innovate, Integrate and Sustain) is the main component of the ‘Program to fund Smart City projects through a Challenge Process’ launched by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in July 2018.