IEP Chandigarh, April 20
Haryana Government has notified “The Haryana Disposal of Rented Government Properties Policy 2023” for the Government Departments, Boards, Corporations, and Authorities for selling its properties (shops/houses) under possession of individual or private entity by way of rent or lease, from last 20 years or more.The Chief Secretary, Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal here today said that the Policy will be applicable only to “property parcels” up to 100 Sq. Yards per beneficiary / per land parcel for all such properties which had been leased or rented before June 01, 2001.Divulging the details about the necessity of policy, Mr. Kaushal said that the State Government had notified a policy on June 1, 2021, for sale of shops and houses by Municipal Bodies where possession of such property is with the entities other than Municipal Bodies or its predecessor bodies for a period of 20 years or more.When this policy was being implemented by the Urban Local Bodies Department, it was brought to the notice of Chief Minister Manohar Lal that a large number of properties were actually owned by other departments, boards and corporations of the State Government, and had similarly been given on rent or lease basis to private individuals and entities. The Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal directed to frame a comprehensive policy covering all departments so that there was no confusion at any level. Thus this new policy was framed by the State Government and the Cabinet recently approved it.The Chief Secretary made it clear that it is a one-time policy under which those covered will have to move their applications within 3 months of the Notification of the Policy.He said that the Policy would not be applicable on land of Departments of Tourism, Transport and Health & Family Welfare. The policy shall also not be applicable on Shamlat lands, Panchayat lands, Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad lands.The land which is governed under specific departmental Acts and Statutory rules will also be excluded from this policy, namely Haryana Evacuee Properties (Management and Disposal) Rules, 2011, The Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994, and The Haryana Panchayati Raj Rules, 1995, The Haryana Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act, 1961, and The Haryana Village Common Lands (Regulation) Rules, 1964 and The Evacuee Properties (Management and Disposal) Act, 2008.The properties included in the Policy are those owned or managed by the Government entity which was leased or rented on the basis of rent or lease money or license fee or Tehbajari fee due or receivable to the Government entity and Vacant land, Shop(s) and its individual floor(s), if any, House(s) and its individual floor(s), if any, Industry and Vacant Land.In case the properties from which the Government entities are receiving rent lease @ 8% and above of the collector rate value annually, then the competent authority is permitted to choose for not selling the property.Concession on base rate on the basis of period of possessionThose having possession of property for a period exceeding 20 years but less than 25 years will be charged 80 percent of the circle rate. People having possession for a period 30 years or more but less than 35 years will be charged 75 percent of Circle Rate. Besides those having possession for a period 35 years or more but less than of 40 years have to pay 65 percent of Circle Rate. Those having possession for a period of 40 years or more but less than 45 years will be charged 60 percent of the circle rate and for a period 45 years or more but less than 50 years, they will be charged 55 percent of circle rate. While those have possession for a period of 50 years or more, they will charge 50 percent of the circle rate.Time Frames for making decisionsMonitoring and implementation of the policy will be implemented through the portal prepared for this purpose by Urban Local Bodies Department through which all applications. Each department will bring guidelines and standard operating procedures including rules of delegation at their level within a fortnight to implement the policy in their respective departments.