No new registry in Delhi untill election completes

New Delhi:No new registry papers have been issued in Delhi’s 1,731 unauthorised colonies since January 3, when the first batch of 20 residents were given conveyance deed and registry documents under the Centre’s PM-UDAY scheme. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA), which is the nodal agency for implementation of the scheme, is not issuing the conveyance deed (based on which the registry is done) due to the imposition of the Model Code of Conduct for the February 8 assembly elections.

According to the land-owning agency, close to 1.55 lakh property owners in Delhi’s 1,731 unauthorised colonies have registered on DDA’s portal of which over 4,000 have submitted their documents for verification.

For registry of their properties with the Delhi government’s revenue department, residents of unauthorised colonies have to get a conveyance deed from the Delhi Development Authority.

For this, they will have to register on DDA website and fill the application form under PM-UDAY. The applications will be processed following which a ground survey will be done to measure the property. The property owner will have to upload property documents. After verification, DDA will issue conveyance deed based on which registry papers are issued.

“We have done the geo-coordinate mapping of over 1,500 properties. But we can’t issue the conveyance deed as the election code of conduct is in place. So, far we have given conveyance deed to only 20 property owners in two unauthorised colonies (Raja Vihar and Suraj Park) based on which registry papers were issued to them,” said a senior DDA official aware of the developments.

The model code for Delhi elections came into force from January 6, immediately after the election commission announcing the schedule for the polls.

The process to issue conveyance deed will start after the elections, said a senior housing and urban affairs (HUA) ministry official.

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