Union Cabinet approved extension of National Capital Territory Act – 3 lakh Delhi Traders will be benefitted and traders get Chirstmas gift.
The Union Cabinet has taken a decision to extend the National Capital Territory (Special Provisions) Act for further three years accepting the demand of the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) giving protection from sealing to about 3 lakh traders of Delhi and protecting employment of about 10 lakh workers engaged with traders.This law will be in force through an ordinance by a gazette notification after obtaining assent of the President of India. This Act has last date of its implementation as 31st December, 2020 which will now be extended till 2023 after signature of the President.
CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Urban Development Minister Shri Hardeep Puri, for understanding the plight of the traders who are facing onslaught from sealing since past 14 years which has also devastated the business of Delhi to a great extent.
Mr.Khandelwal had met Union Minister Shri Puri in October last and requested to extend this law . Mr. Puri had assured that the Central Government is continuously making all efforts to bring several relief to Delhi traders from sealing and demolition.
Mr. Khandelwal has urged that in order to give permanent relief to traders of Delhi from the sealing. , the Government should grant an Amnesty Scheme to condone whatever wrong has committed in past years. We have seen that setting right the past has generated more controversies and hell of problems to the traders.Now it is the time to give general Amnesty to traders to ensure better Delhi in the future. As soon as theGovernment takes a decision of Amnesty Scheme, the CAIT has already drafted a memorandum containing brief points of the issues which may be covered under Amnesty Scheme.
The National Capital Territory of Delhi Law (Special Provisions) Act was first enacted in 2011, which was extended by the Modi government in 2024 till the year 2017, which expires on 31 December 2020. This act protect from any action of sealing to the encroachment in slums, unauthorized colonies, village Abadi area (including urban villages), farm houses and construction done by them, schools, dispensaries, religious institutions, cultural institutions, Godowns built on agricultural land, dairy and poultry farms