In pursuance of this vision of “Slum free India”, Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) was launched in June 2011 in two phases; the preparatory phase for a period of two years which ended in June 2013 and implementation phase. Central Government has approved the implementation phase for the period of 2013-2022. RAY envisages two-step implementation strategy i.e. preparation of Slum free City Plan of Action (SFCPoA) and preparation of projects for selected slum.
This is the main scheme guidelines which broadly describe the Scope, Coverage, Reforms, Implementation Approach, Central Assistance, Administrative and Implementation structure and Monitoring mechanisms under RAY.