The new law has extended time till December 31, 2020 to protect some slums and unauthorised colonies in the national capital region from punitive action till a framework for orderly arrangements are in place.
The oral direction came after Delhi government said it has forwarded to the Centre its decision to regularise unauthorised colonies, but the Union Government was yet to decide despite over a year having gone by.
Lok Sabha passes Bill that regularises unauthorised colonies till June 1, 2014.
Aam Aadmi Party looks in the absence of enough popular faces of its own.
Fearing a backlash,Delhi govt gently rapped those living in illegal colonies on knuckles.