Delhi High Court News:
The Delhi High Court on 31st May 2017 has ordered to form a committee which shall comprise of officials from the Centre and the Delhi government to decide the issue of regularization of unauthorized colonies. The posh colony, Sainik Farms at New Delhi is also included in the list.
The matter came into light when the Delhi government has forwarded to the Centre its decision to regularize unauthorized colonies, but the Union Government was yet to take a decision despite over a year. The PILs for the were filed by individuals and an NGO, Paardarshita, alleging that illegal construction was rampant in Sainik Farms.
A bench of J. S Ravindra Bhat and J. Navin Chawla have expressed disapproval of the matter as going back and forth between the Centre and the Delhi government and noted that it has been “pending for over a decade”.
As per the bench the manner in which this issue has been dealt till now, they are sure that the situation will be the same after 15 years also.Further, as per the affidavit (of the Centre and the Delhi government there is no effort on regularization of the colonies, despite the fact that both the Union of India and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi met on the issue.
The bench said that committee should file an action taken report in eight weeks. The committee will comprise of:
- the secretary Ministry of Urban Development (as its chairman)
- principal secretary of Department of Urban Development (Delhi government),
- senior officials of the
- CPWD (Central Public Works Department),
- Delhi Jal Board,
- New Delhi Municipal Council,
- Public Works Department(PWD) and
- electricity distribution companies.
This committee shall meet twice a month and look into all the relevant and practical aspects.