The Government of Punjab in order to bring unauthorized colonies under the umbrella of planning framework and to provide basic facilities to the residents of these colonies had enacted the Punjab Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2013 for a period of one year i.e., 17.04.2013 to 16.04.2014, under which a policy No. 12/2/2013– 5HG2/ 3052 dated 21.08.2013 and 12/2/13-5 Hg II/ 4017 dated 05.11.2013 was notified for compounding of offences for creation of unauthorized colonies and regularization of plots/ buildings falling within these colonies.

       Whereas during implementation of this policy, a large number of applications were received for compounding of unauthorized colonies and regularization of plots/ buildings falling in unauthorized colonies. Whereas due to large number of applications, shortage of staff and implementation of model Election Code of Conduct during the implementation of this policy, a number of applications could not be disposed off within the stipulated period of time. Also the Non Resident Indians’ and the people of Punjab working outside the State of Punjab who could not apply earlier for regularization of their plots/ buildings under the previous policy are to be provided another opportunity for regularization of their plots/ buildings falling in unauthorized colonies..

Therefore, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to notify this new policy for compounding/ regularization of unauthorized colonies and plots/ buildings falling within these colonies in the State of Punjab framed under the provisions of The Punjab Laws (Special Provisions) Ordinance 2014. This notification will supersede the previous notification Nos.12/2/13-5HG2/3052 dated 21.08.2013 and No. 12/2/13-5 Hg II/ 4017 dated 05.11.2013.