The Parliament has passed National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Amendment Bill, 2017. It seeks to amend National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011.
The Bill extends deadline for relocating slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhopri clusters, regulating street vendors, regularising unauthorised colonies, village abadi areas in NCT Delhi and calls for creating policy for farm houses constructed beyond permissible limits.
National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act, 2011 provides for achieving following provisions by December 31, 2017.
- Relocating slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhompri clusters in accordance with provisions of the Delhi Shelter Improvement Board Act, 2010 and Master Plan for Delhi, 2021.
- It calls for regulating street vendors in accordance withpolicy for street vendors outlined in Master Plan.
- It regularises unauthorised colonies, village abadi areas and their extensions). It creates policy for farm houses constructed beyond permissible limits, and
- It creates policy or plan for all other areas of National Capital Territory of Delhi in keeping with Master Plan.
Provisions of Amendment Bill
The Bill seeks to extend deadline up to December 31, 2020. It deletes provisions and references related to regulation and protection of street vendors. It is mainly due to overlapping provision in Street Vendors (Protection of Livelihood and Regulation of Street Vending) Act, 2014 enacted in February 2014. The bill extends deadline wrt to no action will be taken by any local authority for various violations mentioned in parent act to December 31, 2020 from earlier December 31, 2017.