Cabinet approves ordinance to regularise all unauthorized colonies in Delhi
The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi, on Monday approved amendment to the existing guidelines that enables regularization of all unauthorized colonies that have come up till June 1, 2014 namely extension of cut- off date for regularization from March 31, 2002 to June 1, 2014. This amendment will provide the benefits accruing from regularization to a large number of people Around 7 lakh people will be benefited living in 895 unauthorised colonies, that have come in existence between 31st March, 2002 and 1st June, 2014.
“The ordinance is for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi and the detailed implementation and guidelines will be issued by the authorities concerned,” said, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.
The existing guidelines were last amended in June 2012, which changed the sequence to be followed for regularisation allowing approval of lay-out plan and land use change after issue of formal order of regularisation. Union Urban Development Ministry in a statement mentioned that, “This was done without seeking the approval of the Union Cabinet for amending the guidelines, and accordingly, no further action was taken.” “The ordinance is for regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi and the detailed implementation and guidelines will be issued by the authorities concerned,” said, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley. According to the UD Ministry statement, the Cabinet decision comes in the backdrop of several rounds of discussions held between the Urban Development Ministry, headed by Venkaiah Naidu, and Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung. “The Delhi government had sent a proposal, seeking extension of cut-off date for regularisation. It had opined that regularisation of unauthorised colonies would bring planned constructions to these colonies under existing building bylaws and other applicable rules. This in turn, would result in more development in the colonies,” the UD Ministry statement read.