Ferozepur, July 17, 2013: The Punjab Government, in a significant step, giving relief to regularise the unauthorised colonies, aimed at providing basic civic amenities to the common men and colonizers, have provided a golden chance, by introducing the new policy and all should avail of this facility.
Manjit Singh Narang, Deputy Commissioner, Ferozepur appealed to the residents of unauthorized colonizers that by availing the benefit of this new policy, they can submit in the prescribed format within the stipulated period and camps at sub-division level will be organised to extend the facilities to the colonizers.
Deputy Commissioner informed that with the introduction of new policy, thousands of residents of illegal colonies and colonizers, owners of plots and buildings, in whole of the district would be benefited to regularise the illegal colonies/plots/buildings.
He further said, this new Policy for Compounding/Regularisation of Unauthorised Colonies/Buildings under the Punjab Laws (Special Provisions) Act 2013, would be applicable, to the unauthorised colonies already in existence prior to April 1, 2013. As per the policy, for getting compound the case, the composition fee, for carving out unauthorised colonies, will now be paid by the concerned colonizer and regularisation fee by the plot holders. The 25 per cent of composition fee or regularisation fee will have to be deposited along with the application and the remaining in three equal installments half-yearly. In case any promoter or plot holder is interested to deposit the entire fee in one installment, he will be eligible for 10 per cent discount on the total amount. In the cases where the plot holders have left after selling to some other person, the existing owners can get it regularised by deposit the regularisation fee so that water, roads and other basic amenities could be provided to them.
Manjeet Singh Narang, Deputy Commissioner said, the Punjab Government vide its notification of February 2, 2013, by making new policy to regularise the unauthorised colonies, have provided a golden chance to the colonizers and residents of these colonies to get their colonies, buildings regularised.
Making an appeal to the colonizers and plot holders falling within and outside the municipal limits, the Deputy Commissioner said, the applications in the prescribed format can be submitted with the concerned office of the Municipal Council or PUDA, Ferozepur before August 25, 2013. He also directed the officials of the concerned departments to follow the regularisation of unauthorised colonies, in toto apart from creating awareness among the people so that they could avail the maximum benefit of the new policy.
Deputy Commissioner also said, the persons who failed to submit their applications for the regularisation of unauthorised colonies, plots or buildings, the legal proceedings shall be initiated under the provisions of Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act 1995 and the Punjab Regional Town Planning and Development Act 1995. Those interested in getting the unauthorised colony, building and plot regularised can submit their applications, along with the required documents and fixed fee, within 60 days of the issue of notification.
While giving this information to the media, Arvinder Pal Singh Sadhu, ADC (D), Mukand Singh Sandhu, SDM Zira, Vijay Syal, SDM, Ferozpeur, Amrik Singh, DPRO and officials of various departments were present.