The Lt. Governor has cleared several important steps, clearing the way to pave the 1,800 unauthorized colonies of the capital Delhi. The PM-UDAY scheme will now be implemented in all these colonies. Apart from this, cases filed under section 81 of the Delhi Reforms Act will also be withdrawn. The Lt. Governor has also approved the urbanization of 79 villages of the capital. The Lieutenant Governor tweeted that, people living in illegal colonies will be able to get the ownership documents of their houses. This will also facilitate them to get civil facilities and take loans etc. Recently, the Union Cabinet approved a proposal to regularize 1,797 colonies of Delhi.
40 lakh Delhites will get the benefit
This decision will benefit 40 lakh people of Delhi, who are settled in these 1,797 illegal colonies. Assembly elections are scheduled to happen in Delhi early next year. Before this, this remains an important issue. After approving the regularization of the colonies, the BJP headed by the central government would like to take credit for it.
Major steps to implement PM-UDAY (PM- Unauthorised Colonies in Delhi Awas Adhikar Yojna) approved today.
1. Withdrawal of cases u/s 81 DLR act falling within the UCs.
2. Urbanisation of 79 villages where UCs are located.#HousingForAll
— LG Delhi (@LtGovDelhi) November 20, 2019
Union Cabinet approved the bill
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said during a media briefing after the cabinet meeting today that the cabinet has approved the bill to give ownership of the house to the people living in illegal colonies of Delhi. The decision to give ownership was taken by the cabinet recently and on Wednesday the cabinet approved the bill which will be introduced during the current winter session of Parliament. The proposal would apply to 1,797 identified illegal colonies spread over 175 square kilometers of the capital, she added”.
Delhi Land Reforms Act
According to section 81 of the Delhi Land Reforms Act, if a person uses the land of the village society or uses it differently than the rules, then he must remove his construction. If the government removes the encroachment, then they will have to bear the expenses incurred on removing it.