Section 3 in The Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2006
Title: Enforcement to be kept in abeyance
(1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any relevant law or any rules, regulations or bye-laws made thereunder, the Central Government shall within a period of one year of the coming into effect of this Act, take all possible measures to finalise norms, policy guidelines and feasible strategies to deal with the problem of unauthorised development with regard to the under-mentioned categories, namely:--
(a) mixed land use not conforming to the Master Plan;
(b) construction beyond sanctioned plans; and
(c) encroachment by slum and Jhuggi-Jhompri dwellers and hawkers and street vendors,
so that the development of Delhi takes place in a sustainable and planned manner.
(2) Subject to the provisions contained in sub-section (1) and notwithstanding any judgment, decree or order of any court, status quo as on the 1st day of January, 2006 shall be maintained in respect of the categories of unauthorised development mentioned in sub-section (1).
(3) All notices issued by any local authority for initiating action against the categories of unauthorised development referred to in sub-section(1), shall be deemed to have been suspended and no punitive action shall be taken during the said period of one year.
(4) Notwithstanding any other provision contained in this Act, the Central Government may, at any time before the expiry of one year, withdraw the exemption by notification in the Official Gazette in respect of one or more of the categories of unauthorised development mentioned in sub-section (2) or sub-section (3), as the case may be.
Title: The provisions of this Act not to apply in certain cases
During the period of operation of this Act, no relief shall be available under the provisions of section 3 in respect of the following categories of unauthorised development, namely:--
(a) any construction unauthorised started or continued on or after the 1st day of January, 2006;
(b) commencement of any commercial activity in residential areas in violation of the provisions of the Master Plan of Delhi 2001 on or after the 1st day of January, 2006;
(c) encroachment on public land except in those cases which are covered under clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 3;
(d) removal of slums and Jhuggi-Jhompri dwellers and hawkers and street vendors, 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
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: Short title, extent and commencement.
(1) This Act may be called the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.
((2) It extends to the whole of India 1***.
(3) It shall come into force on such date2 as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint.
1. The words "except the State of Jammu and Kashmir" omitted by Act 34 of 2019, s. 95 and the Fifth Schedule (w.e.f. 31-10- 2019).
2. 5th February, 2007, vide notification No. S.O. 229(E), dated 15th February, 2007, see Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, sec. 3(ii).
In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,--
(a) "Chairperson" means the Chairperson of the Commission or of the State Commission, as the case may be;
(b) "child rights" includes the children's rights adopted in the United Nations convention on the Rights of the Child on the 20th November, 1989 and ratified by the Government of India on the 11th December, 1992;
(c) "Commission" means the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights constituted under section 3;
(d) "Member" means a Member of the Commission or of the State Commission, as the case may be, and includes the Chairperson;
(e) "notification" means a notification published in the Official Gazette;
(f) "prescribed" means prescribed by rules made under this Act;
(g) "State Commission" means a State Commission for Protection of Child Rights constituted under section 17.