Registration of unauthorised colonies banned in Jalandhar district
Jalandhar – Although the Jalandhar Municipal Corporation and Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) had banned the registration of 319 unauthorised colonies in Jalandhar district, but the authorities may exclude the plots on which construction was done before 1995. Such colonies will be considered as regularised. MC Commissioner Basant Garg wrote to the Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma saying that colonies or plots which were developed prior to August 9, 1995 are not mandatory to be regularised. Senior Congress leader Balraj Thakur had raised this issue with the MC Commissioner a few days ago. He said that after the direction of the state government, the MC had stopped the registration of 319 unauthorised colonies, including the ones which were set up prior to 1995. He maintained that including such constructions in the ban list is very disappointing because these colonies were regularised by the then government. Thakur sought lifting of the ban imposed on colonies developed before 1995.However, MC Commissioner said that he has already written to the district authorities to clarify the situation. He also said that prior the notification banning the regularisation of colonies issued by the district authorities the MC has also informed a decision taken in this regard in December 2016. Although the corporation has prohibited the district administration from registering the unauthorized colonies, it has also issued instructions to remove colonies from the ban list which were developed before 1995. The Punjab government sent a policy relating to the unauthorised colonies on Friday to all the corporations.
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