Punjab appoints officials to oversee illegal colonies regularisation work

Chandigarh/May 19
Punjab government on Monday designated different rank of officers to look after the regularization process of illegal colonies in the state and the colony owners/plot holders can deposit specified amount of money before these officers for the same.
A Punjab government spokesperson said that this deposited money would be used for creating a fund, which would further used for providing basic amenities to the citizens of these colonies besides infrastructure development and a notification in this regard has been issued by the state government.
The spokesperson said that the Punjab Government has earlier decided to regularize all the unauthorized and illegal colonies. The colony owners/plot holders were asked to deposit specified amount of money for getting the colonies authorized. “Now, the government has designated different rank of officers to facilitate the regularization process of the colonies,” the spokesperson said.
He said that for big cities; Chief Administrative of Special Development Authorities, for Municipal Corporations; Commissioner of the MC, for the colonies under Municipal Council and Panchayat; Deputy Director of the Local Bodies Department has been designated to supervise and facilitate the regularization of the colonies. He said that the money deposited by the owners/plot holders would be credited in to government exchequer. He said that the concerned Development Authority would be nodal agency of the state government for collecting fee and use of funds.