(The Gist of PIB) The
Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 [AUGUST-2019]
The Public Premises (Eviction of
Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019
Parliament has passed Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised
Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 for speedy eviction of unauthorised
occupants from government residential accommodations.
The amendments will facilitate smooth and speedy eviction of
unauthorised occupants from Government residences, and those vacant
residences will be available for allotment to eligible persons on maturity
of their turn in the waiting list.
This will decrease the waiting time for availing the facility of
The new bill comes in place of “The Public Premises (Eviction of
Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2017”.
It will be introduced in the ensuing Session of Parliament.
The Bill seeks amendments in Section 2, Section 3 and Section 7 of the
Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971, by inserting
clause (fa) before clause (fb) in Section 2, a new section 3B below section
3A of Section 3 and a new sub-section 3A below sub-Section (3) under Section
7 of the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971.
The proposed amendments would enable the Estate officer to apply summary
proceedings for evicting unauthorised occupants from residential
accommodations and to levy damage charges for accommodation held during the
period of litigation.
This Bill result in speedy eviction of unauthorised occupants from
Government residences and increased availability of residential
accommodations for eligible persons.
The Government of India has to evict unauthorized occupants from
Government accommodations under the provisions of PPE Act, 1971. However,
the eviction proceedings take unusually long time, thereby reducing the
availability of Government accommodations to new incumbents.
Under the existing PPE Act,1971 as amended by PPE Amendment Bill, 2015,
the eviction proceeding take around 5 to 7 weeks’ time. However, it takes
much longer, even years, to evict unauthorized occupants. Under the proposed
bill, the state officer will not have to follow elaborate proceedings like
serving notice, show cause, inquiry, rather he or she can initiate summary
The decision is yet another reflection of the Government’s commitment to
a transparent and hassle-free governance for the citizens of the country.