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Parliament’s lower house i.e. the Lok Sabha recently passed the bill to bring down illegal construction or unauthorized occupants from the Government residential accommodations.

While replying to the debate on the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs [MoUHA] said that it was good time to push through the legislation as many MPs were waiting for their new accommodation.

Out of the total 15,416 residential accommodation under the government quota presently 3081 cases were under litigation and this was a matter of concern, minister told the house.

The proposed amendments will enable the estate officer to apply summary proceedings for evicting unauthorized occupants from residential accommodations and to levy damage charges for accommodation held during the period of litigation.

The voice voting in favor of the bill passed the same in the Lok Sabha.

Earlier in June, the Greater Noida Industrial Development Authority [GNIDA] decided to demolish all the illegal buildings in the Shahberi village and said that they would eventually bring down all the unauthorized structures in the area. However, the decision is yet to be taken on the rehabilitation of the currently living residents and the compensation to the investors.

Before this, the Uttar Pradesh Real Estate Regulatory Authority (UPRERA) plans to use the Remote Sensing Application Centre [RSAC] to identify and inspect projects that have encroachments. This application will work mainly in Lucknow and Barabanki cities of the Uttar Pradesh. The regulatory authority has decided to use RSAC as the encroachment on the private land particularly in the rural areas is on a high.