The amendments seek to empower Estate officers to send notices and such occupants need to reply within first three days of their overstay. The officer could issue eviction order with immediate effect if not satisfied with the reply, an Urban Development Ministry official said. If such persons fail to comply with the order, the officers could use force to vacate the premises, he added.
The amendments will fast-track the removal of unauthorised occupants and increase the availability of residential accommodations for the wait-listed persons.
About 70 officials have moved the courts and continue to occupy government premises for two years beyond the due date for vacating the accommodation, another official said. Himachal Pradesh chief minister Virbhadra Singh also continues to stay for over two years after moving the court, the official claimed.
News Source- Live Mint