The commission is formed to regularize the illegal housing schemes in Punjab
On 9th April Provincial government of Punjab formed a Punjab commission for regularization of irregular housing schemes ordinance 2021. The main purpose of this commission is to regularize private housing schemes and take strict actions against irregular residential projects all across Punjab.
A five-member commission will be established for this purpose and the said commission will be beyond the jurisdiction of the courts and will be empowered to make rules for its better functionality.
As per the issued notification, the housing schemes will be heavily fined for violations including non-conforming land use, below standards road width, missing graveyards, etc.
some other penalties are:
· Housing schemes developed without approval will pay twice the value of the deficient land as per residential value in the applicable valuation table.
· Housing schemes with missing graveyards, parks, and open spaces will also be fined twice the value of the deficient land as per residential value in the applicable valuation table. Meanwhile, the housing scheme will also be liable to buy and allocate space for the cemetery within a radius of up to 5 kilometers from the said scheme.
· For lack of space allotted for the public buildings and failing to meet the road network standards, the penalty will be thrice the value of the deficient land as per residential value in the applicable valuation table.