Delhi BJP chief and MP Manoj Tiwari has demanded that authorities allow ownership rights to women living in unauthorised colonies and that to without any charges for registration of the property. On his demand, Delhi’s Chief Minister, Arvind Kejriwal has said, “We will look into it.”

Tiwari has accused Kejriwal of spreading a myth that central government is against unauthorised colonies in Delhi. He also claimed that the Delhi government did not send the proposal for regularisation of 1,757 unauthorised colonies to the central government and Kejriwal did not work for the demarcation of the boundaries of these colonies.

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“Union minister Hardeep Singh Puri has continuously been writing to the Delhi government for regularising unauthorised colonies, but Kejriwal was trying to create a misconception among the people that the Modi government is against such colonies,” Tiwari said.

“The Delhi government sought an extension till 2021 for the demarcation of boundaries and actually it didn’t do anything. As it failed, the Centre formed a committee in March headed by the L-G, which submitted its report to the urban development minister, stating that the central government will demarcate boundaries of these colonies and give ownership rights to the residents,” he added.

Delhi BJP chief and MP Manoj Tiwari has demanded the authorities to allow ownership rights to women living in unauthorised colonies without any charges for registration of property.

The Centre suggested that all the unauthorised colonies that are built on government land will have to pay for a land cost and penalty. Centre has categorised the land in three slots –government land, farmland (under Delhi government) and private land. The Delhi government informed that for the two categories—government land and farmland, residents wanting ownership rights will have to pay the land cost and penalty on a square metre basis and for residents seeking ownership rights in private land, they will only have to pay penalty and no land cost.

Delhi government elaborated on prices of the lands and said that land cost per square metre is 1% of circle rate. For farmland, land cost per square metre is 0.1% of circle rate, for plots less than 200 square metres. The rate gets doubled for plots that are 200 square metres or more. The land cost per square metre basis will depend on the circle rate of “neighbourhood” areas.

“While the Centre suggests that most upmarket colony in the neighbourhood should be the benchmark, we have requested them to take the benchmark as one category below that of the poorest neighbourhood locality instead,” said Delhi urban development minister Satyendar Jain.

Picture credit- New Indian Express

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