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The Delhi Development Act, 1957

[Act No. 61 of 1961]

[27th December, 1957.]

Title The Delhi Development Act, 1957
Sections: Particulars:
Chapter I Preliminary Sections
1. Short title, and commencement
2. Definitions
Chapter II The Delhi Development Authority and Its Objects
3. The Delhi Development Authority
4. Staff of the Authority
5. Staff of the Authority
5A. Constitution of committees
6. Objects of the Authority
Chapter III Master Plan and Zonal Development Plans
7. Civic survey of, and master plan for, Delhi
8. Zonal development plans
9. Submission of plans to the Central Government for approval
10. Procedure to be followed in the preparation and approval of plans
11. Date of operation of plan
Chapter IIIA Modifications to The Master Plan and The Zonal Development Plan
11A. Modifications to plan
Chapter IV Development of Lands
12. Declaration of development areas and development of land in those and other areas
13. Application for permission
14. User of land and buildings in contravention of plans
Chapter V Acquisition and Disposal of Land
15. Compulsory acquisition of land
16. [Omitted.]
17. [Omitted.]
18. [Omitted.]
19. [Omitted.]
20. [Omitted.]
21. Disposal of land by the Authority or the local authority concerned
22. Nazul lands
22A. Power of Authority to develop land in non-development area
Chapter VI Finance, Accounts and Audit
23. Fund of the Authority
24. Budget of the Authority
25. Accounts and audit
26. Annual report
27. Pension and provident funds
Chapter VII Supplemental and Miscellaneous Provisions
28. Powers of entry
29. Penalties
30. Order of demolition of building
31. Power to stop development
31A. Power to seal unauthorised development
31B. Appellate Tribunal
31C. Appeals
31D. Appeals against orders of Appellate Tribunal
31E. Bar of jurisdiction of courts
32. Offences by companies
33. Fines when realised to be paid to Authority or local authority concerned
34. Composition of offences
34A. Certain offences to be cognizable
35. Default powers of the Authority
36. Power of Authority to require local authority to assume responsibility for amenities in certain cases
37. Power of Authority to levy betterment charges
38. Assessment of betterment charge by Authority
39. Settlement of betterment charge by arbitrators
40. Payment of betterment charge
40A. Mode of recovery of moneys due to Authority
41. Control by Central Government
42. Returns and inspection
43. Service of notices, etc
44. Public notice how to be made known
45. Notices, etc., to fix reasonable time
46. Authentication of orders and documents of the Authority
47. Members and officers to be public servants
48. Jurisdiction of courts
49. Sanction of prosecution
50. Magistrate's power to impose enhanced penalties
51. Protection of action taken in good faith
52. Power to delegate
53. Effect of other laws
53A. Restriction on power of a local authority to make rules, regulations or bye-laws in respect of certain matters
53B. Notice to be given of suits
54. Savings
55. Plans to stand modified in certain cases
56. Power to make rules
57. Power to make regulations
58. Laying of rules and regulations before Parliament
59. Dissolution of the Authority
60. Repeal, etc., and savings

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