New Delhi: The fate of atleast 600 unauthorised colonies constructed on government land in the national capital lies in lurch. The Delhi government has adopted stringent approach after an official probe found that many such unauthorized colonies do not possess provisional certificates and some of them allegedly faked certificates in collusion with the authorities.

Sources claim that the government had in 2008 offered to grant provisional certificates to several unauthorized colonies, however, only 1239 out of total 1639 turned up for certificates.

Another 200 colonies have been debarred from getting authorized after their certificates were proved faked in an enquiry. 

Following which the future of 600 unauthorized colonies out 1639 seems to be uncertain. Most of such colonies are built on the government land.  Officials said, “The colonies which do not approve the directives issued by the Central government, their regulation process will not be taken ahead.”

Earlier it was said, that if found necessary the Delhi government will urge the Central government for leniency in the laws and allow regularization of all the colonies.

Earlier, when the matter of regularization of unauthorized colonies was discussed in the state assembly, the Urban Development Minister A K Walia had said, “There is not much controversy over regularization of 1018 unauthorized colonies.”

Later, Walia added “The Survey of India has set the boundaries for 600 colonies which have been sanctioned by the Urban Development Ministry as well.”

The Delhi Lokayukta Justice Manmohan Sareen is hearing the matter. However, instead of appealing for a lenient approach, the government argued on the rules and regulations in the matter. Actually, the report on the alleged scam of fake certificates by Commissioner Vijay Dev is also lying before the Lokayukta court. And the government has to submit its reply on the alleged scam before the court later this week.

JPN/Bureau