The Karnataka Assembly today passed
The Karnataka Land Revenue (Amendment) Bill, 2012 which arms
the government with powers for regularisation of unauthorised
construction of dwelling houses built on government land.
All dwelling units unauthorisedly built on government land
prior to January one, 2012 will be covered under the law for
However houses built unauthorisedly on government land
coming under Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (city
corporation), City Municipal Corporations and Town Municipal
corporations will not be regularised.
Existing government approved conditions for eligibility
under 'Ashraya Housing scheme' shall apply in toto and the
area actually occupied by the built up house or built up area
upto 2400 sq feet, whichever is less, shall be regularised,
Minister for Revenue K S Eswarappa said while moving the bill
Several members from the ruling BJP, Opposition Congress
and JDS wanted government to extend the benefit of
regularisation to those unauthorised dwellings in urban areas
including cities, but the government said it would bring in a
separate amendment for these sections.
Congress leader Siddaramaiah and others wanted government
to provide at least 60 days from the date of notification of
this law to help people apply for regularisation.