A Bill that will help grant ownership rights to those who have properties in unauthorised colonies in Delhi was introduced in the Lok Sabha Tuesday.
Union Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri introduced the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019, months before Assembly polls in the state.
The Bill will recognise ownership rights on the basis of power of attorney, agreement of sale, will, possession letter or any other document, conveyance deed or authorisation slip. Rights will be granted after payment of registration charges.
The DDA will distribute 100 conveyance deeds by the year-end. The deed, an essential document required for purchase of property and is a binding contract in a court of law, will pave the way for people to register their properties with the Delhi government.
Work can begin on regularising 1,797 unauthorised colonies after the Bill is passed. The move does not apply to 69 “affluent colonies” identified by DDA , including Sainik Farms, Mahendru Enclave and Anantram Dairy.
The Aam Aadmi Party, meanwhile, said the Bill was a “huge fraud” and demanded that residents of these colonies be able to register their properties before the Assembly elections.
Questioning the move to give conveyance deeds to 100 people, a statement by AAP asked: “…who will be these 100 people?” “The BJP is going to hoodwink people with a symbolic handover of registry to 100 people. It is clear they have no intention to provide registry and it is just an election gimmick,” it added.
Last week, Puri said people in unauthorised colonies can apply for ownership rights starting December 16, via a special portal.
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