Delhi govt to give ownership rights to original al



New Delhi: In good news for hundreds of families, Delhi government has decided to grant ownership rights to original allottees in resettlement colonies which were developed during 1960-1980.

Delhi Revenue Minister A K Walia said this in the Delhi Assembly while replying to a discussion on a private member's resolution seeking grant of ownership rights to the allotees.

Walia said Delhi government has sent a recommendation to this effect to the Centre.

The resolution, which was passed by the House was moved by Congress MLA Veer Singh Dhingan.

Plots were allotted in 45 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.

Dhingan, while moving the resolution, said the residents are finding it difficult to transfer their properties as government was yet to grant ownership rights.

Participating in a separate discussion, Walia said government has withdrawn a restriction on carrying out development work in some unauthorised colonies which were given provisional regularisation certificates.

He said government was working to regularise unauthorised colonies which were given clearences by all concerned agencies.

Government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to over 1,200 unauthorised colonies and is now in the process of regularising them.

PTI