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The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2007

Act No. 43 of 2007

[5th December, 2007.]

An Act to make special provisions for the National Capital Territory of Delhi for a further period up to 31st December, 2008 and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

WHEREAS there had been phenomenal increase in the population of the National Capital Territory of Delhi owing to migration and other factors resulting in tremendous pressure on land and infrastructure leading to encroachment or unauthorised developments which are not in consonance with the concept of planned development as provided in the Master Plan of Delhi, 2001 and the relevant Acts and building bye-laws made thereunder; AND WHEREAS the Master Plan of Delhi, 2001 has been extensively modified and notified by the Central Government on 7th February, 2007 with the perspective for the year 2021 keeping in view the emerging new dimensions in urban development vis-a-vis the social, financial and other ground realities;

AND WHEREAS the Master Plan of Delhi with the perspective for the year 2021 specifically provides for strategies for housing for urban poor as well as to deal with the informal sector; AND WHEREAS a revised policy for relocation and rehabilitation of slum dwellers in the National Capital Territory of Delhi is also under consideration of the Central Government; AND WHEREAS a strategy and a scheme has been prepared by the local authorities in the National Capital Territory of Delhi for regulation of urban street vendors in accordance with the National Policy for Urban Street Vendors and the Master Plan for Delhi, 2021;

AND WHEREAS some time is required for making orderly arrangements in accordance with the revised policy for relocation and rehabilitation of slum dwellers of Delhi as well as for putting in place the scheme for regulation of urban street vendors in terms of the Master Plan of Delhi, 2021 and also the national policy in this regard; AND WHEREAS the Central Government has considered and finalised a policy regarding regularisation of unauthorised colonies, village abadi area and its extension, as existed on the 31st day of March, 2002 for which the guidelines are being framed;

AND WHEREAS the Central Government require time to take a considered view on the policy regarding existing farm houses involving construction beyond permissible building limits and regarding schools, dispensaries, religious institutions and cultural institutions, storages, warehouses and godowns used for agricultural inputs or produce (including dairy and poultry) in rural areas built on agricultural land, inter alia, in the light of recommendations of the Expert Committees constituted by the Central Government in the year 2006;

AND WHEREAS the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2007 (Ord. 6 of 2007) for making special provisions for the areas of the National Capital Territory of Delhi for a further period of one year promulgated on 4th July, 2007 will cease to operate from the 21st day of September, 2007; AND WHEREAS the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Bill, 2007 introduced in Parliament to replace the National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Ordinance, 2007 (Ord. 6 of 2007) could not be taken up for consideration and passing since Parliament adjourned sine die;

AND WHEREAS it is expedient to have a law in terms of the Master Plan of Delhi, 2021, in continuation of the said Act for a period up to 31st December, 2008 to provide temporary relief and to minimise avoidable hardships and irreparable loss to the people of the National Capital Territory of Delhi against any action by the concerned agency in respect of persons covered by the policies referred to above which are expected to be finalised within the period so extended; BE it enacted by Parliament in the Fifty-eighth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-



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