Ensure 100% regularisation of illegal colonies: Sukhbir to DCs

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued directions to all deputy commissioners to launch a sustained campaign to ensure 100 per cent regularisation of illegal colonies in their respective districts

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 8, 2014 2:49 pm

Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal today issued directions to all deputy commissioners to launch a sustained campaign to ensure 100 per cent regularisation of illegal colonies in their respective districts.

Accompanied by Local Bodies Minister Chuni Lal Bhagat,Revenue Minister Bikram Singh Majithia and Industry and Commerce Minister Anil Joshi,Sukhbir presided over a meeting of DCs to review the progress of regularisation in the state.

Saying that all districts would have to expedite the task to achieve 100 per cent regularisation,Sukhbir made deputy commissioners of all districts accountable. He said that till date,only 1,000 applications have been received in all the districts whereas there are more than 5,500 illegal colonies.

Sukhbir asked DCs to allocate each colony to a specific officer,who would organise the camp in the precincts of the colony along with a team. The team will help applicants fill up application forms,clear formalities and deposit computation fee. He asked the DCs to tie up with banks for payment collection and draft-making. The onus will be on the team in-charge to ensure that each house in the allocated colony fulfils all formalities by the last date.

The deputy CM said that every applicant must apply by October 7.

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