Property owners hail revised coverage


The revised policy for regularisation of unauthorized or unlawful colonies notified through the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Punjab, on October 18, 2018, after a detailed session with all stakeholders, has long past down properly with builders and belongings holders.

The policy, which came into impact at the date of notification, will stay in force for four months —February 17, 2019. All unlicensed or illegal colonies advanced earlier than March 19, 2018, may be considered for regularisation after the payment of stipulated charges and submission of required documents.
Welcoming the coverage, Kultar Singh Jogi, president, Punjab Colonisers, and Property Dealers’ Association, and GS Lamba, trendy secretary of the affiliation, have expressed gratitude to the country authorities for bringing in a realistic and developer-pleasant coverage to take care of unauthorized colonies within the nation.

They, but, introduced that the success of the revised policy would depend on its implementation in letter and spirit failing which the coverage could also meet the same destiny of in advance policies added for this cause.

Jogi and Lamba hailed the selection of the Punjab Government to waive the interest quantity of around Rs160 crore due in opposition to the pending packages for regularisation of colonies submitted using the developers below other regulations.

“The move will motivate the developers to finish the formalities, submit the specified documents and get their colonies regularised,” they said.

Outlining the salient functions of the policy, Lamba stated the colonies evolved before April 1, 2013, could be regularised regardless of the land use and different proposals of Master Plan.

Also, small colonies evolved in commercial zones of Master Plans might additionally be considered for regularisation, he introduced.

The policy lays down that no colony advanced on public or panchayat land or in limited areas under the Defence Act or restrained regions, along with scheduled roads of countrywide highways, will be eligible for regularisation.

The programs for regularisation under the brand new policy will be made by way of the developer or the Resident Welfare Association of the colony.

In order to scrutinise applications for the regularisation of colonies, committees headed with the aid of the Chief Administrator, the Commissioner or the Deputy Director of Local Government, at the side of different officers, might be installation for the colonies located out of doors the municipal limits, within the city limits and inside jurisdiction of municipal councils and Nagar Panchayats. Respectively.

The composition charge payable by the applicant developers has been constant at 0.Five in line with cent of the collector fee for colonies evolved before August 17, 2007, two in keeping with cent for settlements coming up among March 31, 2013, and August 17, 2007, even as the colonies evolved among April 1, 2013, and till cutoff date (March 18, 2018) would have to pay six in line with cent of the collector price.


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