Section 3 in The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2009

Title: Enforcement to be kept in abeyance

Description: (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any relevant law or any rules, regulations or bye-laws made thereunder, the Central Government shall before the expiry of this Act, take all possible measures to finalise norms, policy guidelines, feasible strategies and make orderly arrangements to deal with the problem of encroachment or unauthorised development in the form of encroachment by slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhompri clusters, hawkers and urban street vendors, unauthorised colonies, village abadi area (including urban villages) and its extension, existing farm houses involving construction beyond permissible building limits and schools, dispensaries, religious institutions, cultural institutions, storages, warehouses and go downs used for agricultural inputs or produce (including dairy and poultry) in rural areas built on agricultural land, as mentioned below: (a) policy for relocation and rehabilitation of slum dwellers and Jhuggi-Jhompri clusters in accordance with the provisions of the Master Plan of Delhi, 2021 to ensure development of Delhi in a sustainable, planned and humane manner; (b) scheme and orderly arrangements for regulation of urban street vendors inconsonance with the national policy for urban street vendors and hawkers as provided in the Master Plan of Delhi, 2021; (c) orderly arrangements pursuant to guidelines and regulations for regularization of unauthorised colonies, village abadi area (including urban villages) and its extension, as existed on the 31st day of March, 2002, and where construction took place even beyond that date and up to the 8th day of February, 2007; (d) policy regarding existing farm houses involving construction beyond permissible building limits; and (e) policy or plan regarding schools, dispensaries, religious institutions, cultural institutions, storages, warehouses and go downs used for agricultural inputs or produce (including dairy and poultry) in rural areas built on agricultural land. (2) Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (1) and notwithstanding any judgment, decree or order of any court, status quo— (i) as on the 1st day of January, 2006 in respect of encroachment or unauthorised development; and (ii) in respect of unauthorised colonies, village abadi area (including urban villages) and its extension, which existed on the 31st day of March, 2002 and where construction took place even beyond that date and up to the 8th day of February, 2007, mentioned in sub-section (1), shall be maintained. (3) All notices issued by any local authority for initiating action against encroachment or unauthorised development referred to in sub-section (1), shall be deemed to have been suspended and no punitive action shall be taken till the 31st day of December, 2010. (4) Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this Act, the Central Government may, at any time before the 31st day of December, 2010, withdraw the exemption by notification in respect of encroachment or unauthorised development mentioned in sub-section (2) or sub-section (3), as the case may be.

Title: Provisions of this Act not to apply in certain cases

Description: During the period of operation of this Act, no relief shall be available under the provisions of section 3 in respect of the following encroachment or unauthorised development, namely:-- (a) encroachment on public land except in those cases which are covered under clauses (a),(b) and (c) of sub-section (1) of section 3; (b) removal of slums and Jhuggi-Jhompri dwellers, hawkers and urban street vendors, unauthorised colonies or part thereof, village abadiarea (including urban villages) and its extension in accordance with the relevant policies approved by the Central Government for clearance of land required for specific public projects

Title: Power of Central Government to give directions

Description: The Central Government may, from time to time, issue such directions to the local authorities as it may deem fit, for giving effect to the provisions of this Act and it shall be the duty of the local authorities, to comply with such directions.

Title: Validation of acts done or omitted to be done, etc., during 1st January, 2009 up to the date of commencement of this Act

Description: Notwithstanding any judgment, decree or order of any court, all things done, or, omitted to be done, and all action taken, or, not taken, during the period beginning on or after the 1st day of January, 2009 and ending immediately before the date of commencement of this Act, shall, in so far as they are in conformity with the provisions of this Act, be deemed to have been done, or, omitted to be done, or, taken, or, not taken, under these provisions as if such provisions were in force at the time such things were done or omitted to be done and action taken or not taken during the aforesaid period.

Title: Short title and commencement.

Description: (1) This Act may be called the Science and Engineering Research Board Act, 2008. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.