Par passes bill for speedy eviction from Govt accommodations

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Tuesday passed a bill for speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants from Government residential accommodations, with Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri saying the legislation will have a deterrent effect.

The upper house passed by voice vote the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019,

which has strict provisions to evict illegal occupants from Government property allotted to members of Lok Sabha and Rajya

Sabha and Government officials.

The bill, which has been passed by Lok Sabha on July 31, would enable the estate officer to apply summary proceedings

for evicting the unauthorised occupants after a three-day notice.

Cutting across party lines, MPs supported the bill though some opposition members expressed apprehension about misuse of its provisions. (AGENCIES)