At present, the officers in development authorities, urban improvement trusts and municipalities are not issuing such pattas. People are being asked to come on the first day of the camp for pattas.
The idea, however, has not gone well with residents and many allege timely lease deeds should be issued to those who have applied. Gajendra Singh, a plot owner, said the purpose of the government was to give lease deeds to plot owners who are stuck and waiting for regularisation for years. To increase the numbers, officials stopped issuing lease deeds and asking them to collect it on October 2. This is unnecessarily creating a hassle.”
To increase the numbers, the government has also taken decision to issue lease deeds to government offices in old areas. The bodies concerned will issue leases deeds to these offices for free. For the same, the directorate of local bodies (DLB) has issued the orders. An official said, “The government offices are operational in Walled City and old areas for years, but do not have a lease.”
Also to provide hassle free operations in distribution of lease deeds, powers have been delegated to authorised officers in local bodies.
These officers will have powers to issue lease deeds of plots having a size up to 500 square metres. An official said, “As majority of the population in urban limits live on the plots measuring between 500 and 500 square metres, rights have been given to the local empowered committee to issue lease deeds. The cases of larger plots will be forwarded to the state government. The lease deeds will only be issued after the state government’s approval.”