NEW DELHI: After much delay, desealing of a large number of residential properties is all set to begin from next week, senior South Delhi Municipal Corporation functionaries have confirmed.
Narendra Chawla, the leader of the House, said that a list of more than 600 such properties had been sent to all the four administrative zones and the desealing process would start from Monday onwards.
Following a Supreme Court order in the second week of August, which stated that the three-member sealing panel or the apex court-appointed monitoring committee had no powers to act against residential properties violating rules, the civic body had desealed 11 residential properties in Vasant Kunj and Rajokri on August 17. On August 21, the corporation functionaries and state BJP had announced that more such properties would be desealed. The process has, however, failed to start till now.
The apex court had said the court-appointed monitoring committee, which was formed in 2006 to check the illegal use of properties, had the mandate to act only against commercial properties and not residential ones. Earlier in March 2019, the committee members, along with officials from SDMC, the revenue department and police, had sealed at least 11 residential properties, including some farmhouses.
North Delhi Municipal Corporation had recently stated that there were around 2,800 such sealed properties in its jurisdiction areas, which could benefit from the SC order. East Delhi Municipal Corporation mayor Nirmal Jain had said that in every zone, an executive engineer would be made a nodal officer and all residential properties desealed. “There are 559 sealed properties in Shahdara South zone and 274 in Shahdara North,” he had revealed. The two corporations, however, have not yet announced their desealing schedule.
Over delay in carrying out the desealing process, a senior SDMC official said, “Since it was a court order, we took legal opinion before moving ahead and ascertaining that desealing can be carried out in the area. After making an announcement in the standing committee meeting, we immediately started verifying the documents and other details of properties received from various zones. We have sent back the files to the zones and have given details of properties that can be desealed immediately.”



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