Recently, the Rajya Sabha has passed the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Key provisions of the bill
- The proposed bill amends the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011
- Extension of validity to December 31, 2023: The bill extends the 2011 Act that was valid till December 31, 2020.
- Unauthorised colonies:
- The 2011 Act provided for the regularisation of certain unauthorised colonies, including those which existed as on March 31, 2002, and where construction took place till June 1, 2014.
- Amendment:The bill states that unauthorised colonies will be identified for regularisation as per the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Act, 2019, and the National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorised Colonies) Regulations, 2019
- Colonies eligible for regulation: As per the bill the unauthorised colonies which existed as on June 1, 2014, and having 50% development as on January 1, 2015, will be eligible for regularisation.
Provisions of the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011
The 2011 Act provides for:
- Relocating slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhompri clusters in accordance with the provisions of the Delhi Shelter Improvement Board Act, 2010 and the Master Plan for Delhi, 2021
- The Master Plan for Delhi 2021 provides for strategies of housing for urban poor as well as for dealing with the informal sector
- Regularising unauthorised colonies, village abadi areas (and their extensions)
- Creating a policy or plan for farm houses constructed beyond permissible building limits, and for all other areas of the National Capital Territory of Delhi,
- Not taking any punitive action and minimising inconvenience to the people of Delhi in case of any demolition or sealing of structures under the Master Plan for Delhi.
Master plans for NCT Delhi
There have been two previous master plans in the city.
- The 1st Master Plan was formed in 1962 to ensure planned and structured growth.
- The 2nd Master Plan was revised in 1982 to express the Delhi Master Plan 2001 and re-revised in 2007 to form Master Plan 2021.