On the suggestion of Dr. Najma Heptulla, the Minister of Minority Affairs, the Ministry of Urban development has taken the decision to rename the Paryawaran Bhawan, CGO Complex, New Delhi as Deendayal Antyodaya Bhawan. The Ministry of Minority Affairs is housed within it. The Ministry of Environment now has its own separate building.
A letter to Dr. Najma Heptulla from the Minister of Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu says the Ministry has directed CPWD to take steps to rename the building immediately in consultation with the Ministry of Minority Affairs.
Dr. Najma Heptulla had suggested to the Ministry of Urban Development in letter dated March 15th, 2016 to rename the Paryawaran Bhawan after Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay who evolved the Idea of ‘Antyodaya’.
This being his birth centenary year it is only appropriate that an important building in the National capital is named after him. The Ministry of Minority affairs is completing a decade of its separate existence as a full-fledged Ministry.