Ahead of the General Elections 2019, the centre has given its nod to form a committee to regularise the unauthorised colonies of Delhi. The committee’s primary objective would be to recognise ownership and transfer rights of residents of these colonies. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
“The Cabinet approves a proposal to constitute a committee to recommend a process for conferring ownership or transfer rights to residents of unauthorized colonies of Delhi,” the government said in a statement.
The 10-member committee will be chaired by Lieutenant General of Delhi, Anil Baijal. The other members will include Delhi chief secretary Vijay Dev, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) Vice Chairman, Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry Additional Secretary and Commissioners of all three municipal corporations of Delhi among others.
The Cabinet has asked the committee to submit a report within 90 days. The ministry has also sought details of the colony boundaries which is a prerequisite for their regularisation. Along with the methods of regularisation, the committee will also suggest measures and revisions in urban planning and development control norms to improve the living conditions in these areas.
The committee is also expected to set the timeline and terms for granting and recognising of such rights, besides providing a definitive time-frame for completing this exercise.
There are over 1,700 unauthorised colonies in Delhi. These colonies are mainly occupied by migrant population.