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Central Government simplifies the documentation required for benefits under PM UDAY scheme

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Central Government simplifies the documentation required for benefits under PM-UDAY scheme

NEW DELHI: In order to facilitate the residents of the unauthorised colonies in Delhi, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has approved the proposal to exclude “Will” as a mandatory document for benefits under PM-UDAY Scheme. Further, the Central Government has also allowed submission of “Registered Gift Deed” in place of GPA/ATS for availing benefits under the PM-UDAY Scheme.

Around 1500-2000 applications are awaiting clearance under PM-UDAY as currently “Will”is a mandatory document. After these amendments in the Regulations, 2019 these applications now will be processed in the absence of “Will”. This will speed up the process of disposal of cases and will facilitate in simplification of the process and increase the number of applications.

It was also observed that many applications were received wherein the applicants had provided “Registered Gift Deed” in place of GPA/ATS as a document for getting benefit under the PM-UDAY Scheme. These could not be processed as the Regulations did not allow “Gift Deed” as an acceptable document. Now, applications with a “Registered Gift Deed” will also be allowed for conferment/ recognition of property rights under PM-UDAY.

The progress of PM-UDAY Scheme is as under:

ParticularsAs on 15.07.2022
Total number of Applications1,05,076
Application disposed off41,143
CD/AS executed/issued14,705
Application rejected26,438
Deficiencies communicated to  applicant62,792

Background on PM-UDAY:

Union Cabinet under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the Conferring of Ownership/Transfer Rights to the Residents of Unauthorised Colonies on the 23rd of October 2019. A Regulation to this effect was notified on the 29th of October 2019.

Union Cabinet has also approved the introduction of bill in the ensuing session of Parliament to recognise ownership of property based on General Power of Attorney (GPA), Will, Agreement to Sell, Payment and Possession Document etc.

The Proposed bill will allow Registration Charge and Stamp Duty to be levied on nominal charge fixed by the Government instead of the prevailing circle rate as per the extant law. These reliefs are onetime measure for the residents of unauthorised colonies considering their special circumstances.

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