Amaravati, September 22: The state assembly on Wednesday passed a bill to amend the AP Capital Region Development Authority (APCRDA) Act, 2014 and the AP Metropolitan Region and Urban Development Authorities (APMRUDA) Act, 2016. Economically Weaker Section in any scheme of the State or Central Government. This will allow allotment of housing sites in CRDA limits.
The phrase Affordable Housing for the Poor would make any citizen of the State eligible for State/Central schemes in CRDA, and would not be limited to the villagers of the Capital or Capital Region. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister Audimulpu Suresh explained that the provisions of the APCRDA Act, which were initially repealed under Act 27 of 2020, were revived by Act 11 of 2021. Prior to the repeal of the Act, various activities were carried out including notification of the master plan of the capital city. The construction of houses for the poor was also started. The Act has been amended in 2018 to better achieve the objective initially envisaged under the provisions of the Act.
The development plan (master plan) of the capital city, initially notified on February 23, 2016, was revised on a few occasions. On each occasion, the amendment was initiated suo motu by the authority without reference to the local body. Accordingly, a preliminary notification was issued on March 10, 2020, proposing automatic revision of the approved scheme. The gazette notification was challenged in the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The court had initially suspended the notification. In its final judgment, the court held that there was no suo motu power to amend or amend the master plan without reference by the local authority concerned under the provisions of the CRDA Act. For the suo motu modified master plan to be valid, certain sections were required to be amended with retrospective effect, and this must be a valid exercise of the legislature. The provisions of APMRUDA were also required to enable automatic revision of the notified development plan/master plan. be amended.
APCRDA, APMRUDA Acts further strengthened
Story first published: Thursday, September 22, 2022, 19:39 [IST]