Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday constituted a task force to manage and expedite the regularisation of unauthorised colonies in Delhi.
Urban Development and Revenue Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely, who is also the Director of Local Bodies, will chair the task force aimed at completing all development work and providing civic amenities in these colonies and also dealing with grievances related to regularisation.
The task force was announced on Tuesday following a meeting of the Delhi Cabinet. “The government is keen to expedite development works in unauthorised colonies and take the regularisation process to its logical conclusion at the earliest,” Dikshit said.
The task force will include the three municipal commissioners, the divisional commissioner, Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Irrigation and Flood department, Public Works Department and the Delhi Jal Board (DJB).
She said the task force would report to Chief Secretary P K Tripathi.
The task force was constituted after a fracas over the regularisation process in the recently concluded monsoon session of the Delhi Assembly. Lovely had assured the Assembly that the issues would be sorted out.
The government had then come under fire from both the Opposition BJP — who claimed the process was a farce — and some Congress party MLAs, who complained of colonies in their constituencies not being included in the final list.
According to Dikshit, the task force would take decisions regarding the finalisation of layout plans and execution of development works, both vital to completing the regularisation process.
Two senior officers from the UD Department have been directed to provide any information and clarifications regarding regularisation and extend assistance to Residents’ Welfare Associations and residents living in unauthorised colonies.