23 October 2019
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to give ownership rights to 40 lakh people living in unauthorised colonies across the national capital.
"The Cabinet has approved regulations for conferring and recognizing ownership or mortgage or transfer rights to 40 lakh residents of unauthorised colonies in Delhi," Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said in a press briefing after the cabinet meeting.
A Bill in this regard may be introduced in Parliament during the Winter Session, that commences on November 18, he said.
The announcement comes a few months ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections slated in early 2020.
The Delhi government run by Aam Aadmi Party in June this year had sent a proposal to the Centre to regularise 1,797 unauthorised colonies in the city with a charge of one per cent cost of land circle rate for up to 200 square metre plot from occupants and a nominal penalty.