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Unauthorised Colonies Bill Passed In Lok Sabha

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New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Thursday passed the NCT of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill 2019 to grant ownership rights to residents living in Delhi’s 1,731 unauthorised colonies.

The Lok Sabha today passed the NCT of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Bill, 2019, by voice vote.

The Bill introduced by Union Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri seeks to provide a framework to recognize the property rights of persons living in unauthorized colonies in Delhi; by granting rights of ownership or transfer or mortgage on the basis of Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Will, possession letter or any other document evidencing payment of consideration

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The benefits under the Bill will extend to 1731 unauthorized colonies, as identified by Delhi Development Authority, spread over 175 square-km, mostly occupied by poor migrants from different states.

Salient Features

Recognition of property rights: The Bill provides that the Central Government may recognize the property rights of persons living in unauthorized colonies in Delhi; by granting rights of ownership or transfer or mortgage on the basis of Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Will, possession letter or any other document evidencing payment of consideration.

The corresponding provision operates notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Stamp Act, 1899, the Registration Act, 1908, the Income-tax Act, 1961 and the judgment of the Supreme Court in the Suraj Lamp case.

Resident: The Bill defines a resident as a person with physical possession of property n the basis of a registered sale deed or other documents as mentioned above. It also recognizes the rights of legal heirs of residents but does not include any tenant, licensee, etc.

Unauthorized colony: The Bill will be applicable to only those unauthorized colonies that have been notified for regularization by DDA.

Payment of charges: The residents will be required to pay (nominal) charges notified by the central government, along with Stamp duty and registration charges on the last transaction, to obtain ownership.

The Bill will now be tabled before the Rajya Sabha for consideration and passing.