Dawn Punjab Bureau / Chandigarh : Haryana Chief Minister, Sh. Manohar Lal after giving relief to those owning houses and shops of Municipality on lease or rent basis for the past 20 years by announcing ownership rights for all such owners today launched Mukhyamantri Shehri Nikay SVAMITVA Yojana Portal www.ulb.shops.ulbharyana.gov.in inviting applications from the eligible beneficiaries. The Chief Minister while addressing a press conference here today said that the process of inviting applications on this portal would start from July 1, 2021. ” Since the announcement of this scheme, till date, data of as many as 16000 applicants is available with the Urban Local Bodies Department. As the process of inviting applications is beginning from July 1, this number is likely to increase. Hence a weekly plan for staggering the applications has also been made under which the process of accepting applications would automatically be blocked after 1000 applications”, said Sh. Manohar Lal.
Occupiers to get a maximum of up to 50 per cent discount on the present collector rate
He further informed that after taking the applications, objections would be invited within a month and once all the objections are rectified then the applicants would be called for submitting the required documents to get the scheme benefit. “The applicants would be able to see the details of their applications on the individual dashboard designed for them. This would completely eradicate the manual registration process,” informed Sh. Manohar Lal.The Chief Minister further informed that under this scheme, if someone has constructed more than the floor or area of the allotted building of the Municipality, then he will have to deposit an additional amount that is Rs. 1000 as per the additional constructed area.
Process of inviting application to start from this today
He said that if the applicant is not allottee or subletee as per rules of the Municipality but fulfils all the eligibility criteria of the policy, then they will also have to pay a lump sum regular fee of Rs.30,000 in addition to the amount and tax to be paid as mentioned in the Policy.It is pertinent to mention here that the Haryana Government had framed a policy under which the tenant will have to pay less than the present collector rate to get the ownership right.The Chief Minister said that under this policy if anyone has taken shop, house on the Municipal land either on rent, lease basis, Tehbazari or by paying a license fee for 20 years or more then all such occupiers would be given ownership right under this policy. As per the policy, the occupier should have completed 20 years as of December 31, 2020.The Chief Minister further shared that a rebate of 20 per cent on the current collector rate would be given to those tenants who have been residing in the house or are running a shop for the past 20 years. Similarly, those who have an occupancy period of 50 years will get a rebate of up to 50 per cent. Besides this, if an occupier has a period of more than 50 years, then in that case he will be given a maximum relaxation of 50 per cent only on the present collector rate.
Those having houses, shops of Municipality on lease or rent basis for the past 20 years to get ownership rights by registering on this portal
Sh. Manohar Lal said that the Municipalities associated with the occupiers who are found eligible by the competent authority will then issue notice to the beneficiary asking them to pay the amount fixed after the rebate within a period of 15 days. The beneficiary will have to deposit 25 per cent of the total fixed amount to the concerned municipality within a period of 15 days counted from issuance of the notice, while the remaining 75 per cent amount will have to be deposited within three months.
The Chief Minister said that if Municipality has rented or leased any land building to one or more occupiers, then the amount will have to be paid as per the fixed floor-wise formula.He said that if only one allottee has been allotted the constructed building, then the base rate will have to be paid for that. If the municipality has constructed two floors and each floor is given to two different allottees, then 60 per cent of the base rate for the ground floor and 40 per cent of the base rate for the first floor will have to be paid.Similarly, if the Municipality has to allot a three-story building to different allottees, then 50 per cent of the base rate for the ground floor, 30 per cent of the base rate for the first floor and 20 per cent of the base rate for the second floor will be paid.He said that if the Municipality has allocated triple storey buildings to different allottees, then the roof right will be given to the allottee owning the top floor, provided that he will not indulge in additional construction there.
The Chief Minister said that the state government had issued orders for the exchange of revenue roads. Apart from these, there is a lot of land in different pieces in the municipalities which are not being used and hence there is a possibility of illegal encroachment. Therefore, it has been decided that the Municipalities would be authorized to sell such lands. This will not only end the possibility of illegal encroachment on such lands but would also play a crucial role in strengthening the financial position of the Municipalities, said the Chief Minister. “A proper system for evaluation of these lands would be made and applications inviting the sale at the price fixed will be sought soon,” added the Chief Minister. On this occasion, Chief Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, Sh. D. S. Dhesi, Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Local Bodies Department, Sh. S. N. Roy, Additional Principal Secretary to Chief Minister and Director General, Information, Public Relations Department, Dr. Amit Agrawal, Principal Secretary, General Administration Department, Sh. Vijayendra Kumar, Director, Urban Local Bodies Department, Sh. Ashok Kumar Meena and Principal Media Advisor to Chief Minister, Sh. Vinod Mehta were present.