Delhi govt to inform HC about decision to regulari



Delhi Government is considering informing the Delhi High Court about its decision to regularise around 900 unauthorised colonies in the city so that no legal hurdles arise at a later stage.

Top officials of Delhi Government including Chief Secretary P K Tripathi had met senior officials of UD Ministry to discuss the issue.

The Delhi government had in June finalised boundaries of over 1,018 unauthorised colonies paving the way for their regularisation, a key poll promise of the Congress government which is due to face election in 15 months.

Delhi government had issued provisional regularisation certificates to over 1,200 unauthorised colonies ahead of assembly polls in 2008. The then Dikshit government, while distributing the certificates, had promised to regularise the colonies if Congress came to power for the third term. However, not a single colony has been regularised so far.

The process slowed down considerably last year following allegations that some "non existent" as well as "ineligible" colonies were given provisional regularisation certificates flouting norms.

After the Congress' defeat in municipal polls in April, Dikshit had asked all concerned departments to expedite the regularisation process.

Lack of developmental work in unauthorised colonies, which were traditional Congress strongholds, was identified as a major reason for the defeat in the municipal polls.

PTI