Unable to finalise circle rates of certain colonies, the Delhi government has finally decided to take into consideration the objections raised by the residents of these colonies.
The Delhi Cabinet on Monday agreed to invite objections from the residents of Delhi on new circle rates proposed by the revenue department in June this year. Based on the objections and suggestions, the revenue department will make amendments and notify new circle rates.
More than two months after the Delhi Cabinet gave its approval, the revenue department has not been able to implement to new circle rates. According to the Delhi government officials, there were widespread objections and discontent among residents of several colonies over the categorisation of their colonies in the new circle rates list.
The revenue department had prepared a comprehensive list of 2,480 colonies and had categorised them in 10 different categories. However, residents of several colonies in East Delhi and in northwest Delhi had raised objection that their colony was placed in lower category.
Circle rate is the minimum rate for valuation of land for residential use that differs for various categories of colonies.
The revenue department had prepared 10 categories and fixed circle rate between Rs 9,000 per square metre (unauthorised regularised colonies and villages like Bawana, Kanjhawala, Tikri) and Rs 1.25 lakh per square metre (of posh localities like West End, Maharani Bagh, Jor Bagh and Golf Link), effecting an increase of up to 190 per cent in certain cases.
“Residents of some colonies complained that there colony was placed in lower category and required a revision,” said a senior Delhi government official.
The residents can post their objections to the divisional commissioner for six weeks. The government will later go through each objection.