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People in 51 resettlement colonies to get ownership rights: CM

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 22:06

New Delhi: In good news for hundreds of families, Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today announced that Delhi government will grant ownership rights to original allottees in 51 resettlement colonies which were developed during 1960-1980.

"We have decided to grant ownership rights to residents of 51 resettlement colonies. They would get ownership rights by August," Dikshit said.

She was speaking after dedicating an online property transation system Nangloi sub-registrar office in West Delhi.

Officials said the Union Urban Development Ministry has already given approval for granting ownership rights to residents 51 resettlement colonies.

Land was allotted in the resettlement colonies, including Aruna Nagar and Majnu ka Tila which comprised a total of about 2,50,000 plots. Officials said the Supreme Court had in September 2010 given a green signal for granting ownership rights to the allottees.

The residents of the colonies had been demanding granting ownership rights for over two decades.

In her address, Dikshit said people in Nangloi and adjoining areas will now be able to avail hassle-free services for registration of properties as the online system will ensure a seamless experience and transparency.

She said her government was determined to rid the registration system of inefficiency and irregularities.

The sub-registrar office in Nangloi is the seventh such office to have the online property registration system in the city.

The facility has already been introduced in sub-registrar offices at Mehrauli, Rohini, Nand Nagri, Geeta Colony, Preet Vihar, Kapashera and Basai Darapur. The government plans to introduce the online registration service in all 13 sub-registrar offices by end of this year.

Revenue Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said the online system will ensure transparency and eliminate the role of middlemen in the registration process.

He said revenue department was determined to completely rid the property registration system of touts and middlemen by making the entire registration process transparent and accessible.


First Published: Friday, July 19, 2013 - 22:06
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