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Evacuee Property

For efficient management and administration of Evacuee Properties, the Government of India promulgated Administration of Evacuee Property Act, 1950. The objects and reasons of the Act were to provide for administration of Evacuee Properties and for compensating the refugees who had lost their properties in Pakistan.

The Displaced Persons (Compensation and Rehabilitation) Act, 1954, provides for acquisition of Evacuee Property under Section 12 of this Act by Central Government and the payment of compensation to displaced persons.

The Evacuee Interest (Separation) Act, 1951, was also enacted to expedite the division and separation of Evacuee share from the non-evacuee share in joint or composite properties by Competent Officers and Appellate Officers appointed under the Act and not by ordinary Courts.

The Evacuee Properties were being managed, administered and disposed off as per the above aforesaid Acts by the Rehabilitation Ministry, Government of India and thereafter by Rehabilitation Division of Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India.

After the relief and rehabilitation work for displaced persons from West Pakistan was substantially over, it was decided to wind up the activities of the Settlement Wing of the Rehabilitation Division, Government of India. With this end in view, package deals/administrative and financial arrangements were worked out with various State Governments and evacuee land and properties were transferred to them for management and disposal. Therefore, the residuary work relating to composite properties, evacuee urban and rural properties and lands in Delhi was transferred to Delhi Administration for management and disposal vide order of Government of India. Ministry of home Affairs, dated 20.4.1989. Accordingly, sanction of the President was conveyed by Government of India to the following arrangements being made with the Delhi Administration for management and disposal of the residuary work in accordance with the Displaced Persons (Compensation and Rehabilitation Act, 1954) and rules framed there under:

The work relating to administration, management and disposal of the remaining urban evacuee built up properties, urban evacuee plots, rural evacuee agricultural lands and houses and composite properties will stand transferred to Delhi Administration w.e.f. 1st May, 1989. The Delhi Administration shall administer, manage and dispose off these lands/properties to the best advantage of the Government.

The work relating to recovery of rent (arrears as well as current) in respect of above mentioned properties shall also stand transferred to Delhi Administration w.e.f. 1st May, 1989.

Delhi Administration shall take over all litigation cases pending in Supreme Court, High Court, Civil Courts/Revenue Courts etc. relating to the above-mentioned properties in Delhi.

1. About 3,500 built up evacuee properties were transferred by Ministry of Rehabilitation to Municipal Corporation of Delhi for slum clearance during the period of 1962 to 1974. These properties were transferred with the condition that these should be utilised for specific purpose of slum clearance, not for any other purpose.

2. So far as management of agricultural land is concerned, agricultural land is situated in 26 villages of Delhi.This land has been kept for satisfying the settlement of pending claims in normal courses as well as in view of court decisions. The lands are not generally contiguous in each village and in some of the villages land is in small bits and pieces. The details of the land are available in the records such as Jamabandi of each village which is up-dated time to time.

Besides above about 5 to 10 thousand bighas of agricultural land was transferred by ministry of Rehabilitation in the past years to DDA through Land & Building Department.
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