Ineligible colonies with certificates to be issued

Last Updated: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 22:37

New Delhi: Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit
on Thursday said notices are being issued to certain unauthorised
colonies which had managed to collect provisional
regularisation certificates from the government without having
requisite qualification.

"We are issuing notices to certain colonies," Dikshit
told reporters replying to a question on the issue.

Senior officials said government was in the process of
scrutinising details of colonies which did not meet mandatory
eligibility criteria of having 50 per cent built up areas.
They said government has identified over 100 colonies
which do not meet the prescribed conditions for
regularisation.

The Delhi government had issued provisional
regularisation certificate to 1,639 unauthorised colonies just
before assembly polls in 2008 and now has started the process
to regularise them.

The Urban Development department, which was directed by
Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna and Dikshit to probe the
allegations of irregularities in handing over the
certificates, has submitted its report in which it mentioned
flouting of norms by resident welfare associations of four
colonies.

The opposition BJP has been mounting attack on government
alleging that "non-existent" colonies were issued the
provisional regularisation certificates violating prescribed
norms. BJP has demanded a CBI probe into the allegations.

Delhi Lokayukta yesterday asked city government to file a
report on allegations of irregularities in giving provisional
regularisation certificates to certain colonies.

Responding to a complaint filed by former MLA Ramvir
Singh Bidhuri, Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sarin directed Urban
Development Department and Revenue Department to file reports
within one month regarding handing out PRCs to three colonies
-- Radha Krishna Vihar in Kalkaji, Abul Fazal Enclave II in
Jasola and Kotla Mahigram also in Jasola.

Dikshit said provisional regularisation certificates were
distributed in 2008 after getting approval of Union Urban
Development Ministry and that handing out such certificates
does not mean regularisation of the colonies.

"We issued provisional certificates not permanent
certificates. Permanent certificates will be issued after
detailed scrutiny," she said.

Dikshit said it was the responsibility of the civic body
to verify eligibility conditions like built up area and
compliance of other conditions and the civic body failed to
perform its duty.

Asked about the Lokayukta notice, she only said "No
notice has been sent to me."

PTI



First Published: Thursday, November 24, 2011 - 22:37

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