CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet today gave a go ahead to the amendments in the existing policy for regularization of colonies following the recommendations of committee of Ministers headed by Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal, with a broad objective of bringing unauthorized colonies and buildings within framework for providing basic civic amenities to the residents of unauthorized colonies.
A decision to this effect was taken by the Cabinet in its meeting chaired by Chief Minister Mr. Parkash Singh Badal here at Chief Minister’s Office this evening.
Disclosing this here today a spokesperson of the Chief Minister’s Office said that those colonies which came into existence before implementation of PAPR Act 1995 need not to get their plots/ buildings regularized under this policy but the policy would be applicable to those plots of such colony which were sold after August 9, 1995 i.e after coming into force of PAPR Act 1995. The due date of applying for regularization of plot/ colony has also been extended upto November 5, 2013. After this date, upto November 15 these could be regularized with a penalty of 20% extra charges on prevailing rates for plot holder and 50% for the colonizer. The rates of compounding fee on unauthorized buildings have also been reduced considerably keeping in view the welfare of general public. The committee also proposed that the policy dated August 21, 2013 might be made applicable to Municipal limits existing in Chandigarh periphery region covered under Punjab area and FEZ Derabassi for welfare of residents of these areas subject to the condition that this policy would not be applicable on PLPA in Municipal limits and FEZ, delisted PLPA areas and Government Waqf Board land.