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Delhi Division deals with policy matters related to certain issues pertaining to Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR), such as:


Desk-wise allocation of work and channel of submission of Delhi Division can be seen here. Contact information of the officers of Delhi Division is available here.

Legislations dealt in Delhi Division, which are in force

Subordinate legislations, repealed Acts, amendment Acts and other notifications issued under these Acts are listed here.

Notifications in respect of Delhi under Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016

The appropriate Government under the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act, 2016 for National Capital Territory (NCT) of Delhi is the Ministry of Urban Development. The following rules and notifications have been issued by the Ministry in respect of NCT of Delhi:

Master Plan for Delhi and Zonal Development Plans for Delhi

The first Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) was notified on 1st September, 1962 with perspective for the year 1981. This was followed by notification of MPD-2001 (with perspective for the year 2001) on 1st August, 1990.

Master Plan for Delhi-2021 (MPD-2021), with the perspective for the year 2021, to make Delhi a global metropolis and a world class city, where all the people would be engaged in productive work with a better quality of life, living in a sustainable environment, was notified vide S.O. 141(E) dated 7th February, 2007. MPD-2021 is in force at the present.

Land pooling policy in Delhi was notified as an amendment to MPD-2021 by inserting a chapter on Land Policy vide S.O. 2687(E) dated 5th September, 2013. Development control norms for Transit Oriented Development in Delhi were notified as part of revision of the chapter on Transportation in MPD-2021 vide S.O. 1914(E) dated 14th July, 2013.

Recent amendments to MPD-2021, including Change of Land Uses, are available through the "Delhi Master Plan" link on the homepage of egazette website. MPD-2021, updated after incorporating subsequent amendments, and the Zonal Development Plans are available on DDA's website.

Urban Development Fund

In 1992, it was decided to convert leasehold properties in Delhi into freehold properties on payment of one-time conversion charges. The conversion charges so collected were to be kept in a separate fund namely Delhi Urban Development Fund(UDF) meant to be utilised for housing and urban development of Delhi.

In 1999, Ministry of Urban Development issued guidelines for operation and management of UDF. The Ministry, vide its letter dated 14th March, 2016 replaced the existing guidelines with Urban Development Fund (UDF) Operation and Management Guidelines, 2016.

In July, 2016, the Ministry of Urban Development has sanctioned ₹ 643.58 crores for five (5) projects from UDF for decongesting traffic in Delhi.

Directions issued to DDA under section 41(1) of Delhi Development Act, 1957

The Central Government has issued the following directions to DDA in the year 2016, in pursuance of the powers conferred to it under section 41(1) of the Delhi Development Act, 1957:

  • Direction, (notified vide S.O. 2023(E) dated 09th June, 2016), to facilitate property development by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) by charging nominal rent of Rs. 1/- per annum from DMRC for the land allotted by DDA to DMRC; modifying its all earlier allotment letters issued to DMRC to include provisions to enable property development as per L&DO’s letter No. LII-11(1786)/08/608 dated 10.11.2009; and including similar provisions in all future allotment letters to DMRC.
  • Direction, (notified vide S.O. 1437(E) dated 19th April, 2016), to transfer land measuring 89.72 ha in Sector 25, Dwarka, New Delhi to Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion for creation of Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre.

Extent of National Capital Region (NCR)

At present, National Capital Region (NCR) includes entire National Capital Territory of Delhi, 13 districts of Haryana (Faridabad, Gurgaon, Palwal, Mewat, Rewari, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Sonepat, Panipat, Mahendragarh, Bhiwani, Jind and Karnal), 2 districts of Rajasthan (Alwar and Bharatpur) and 7 districts of Uttar Pradesh (Meerut, Ghaziabad, Gautambudh Nagar, Bulanshahr, Hapur, Baghpat and Muzzafarnagar). The area of NCR is nearly 53,817 sq. km.

As per section 2(f) of the NCRPB Act, 1985, the Central Government with the consent of the Government of the concerned participating State and in consultation with the Board, may, by notification in the Official Gazette, add any area to NCR or exclude any area therefrom. Notifications under section 2(f) of NCRPB Act are as follows:

Constitution of National Capital Region Planning Board (NCRPB)

In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 3 of the NCRPB Act, 1985 read with rules 3 and 4 of the NCRPB Rules, 1985, the Central Government has issued the following notifications regarding reconstitution of the Board:

Constitution of Heritage Conservation Committee (HCC)

Heritage Conservation Committee, constituted under the provisions of bye-law 23.16 of Delhi Building ByeLaws, 1983 and bye-law 7.26 and para 1.15 of Annexure-II of Unified Building Bye Laws for Delhi, 2016, prepares supplementary list of heritage sites; advises local bodies for relaxation, modification required in bye Laws, if any; recommends guidelines to be adopted, etc. for the purpose of conservation of heritage sites. The notifications issued by the Central Government on constitution of HCC are as follows:

Lutyen's Bungalow Zone (LBZ) guidelines

LBZ guidelines issued in 1988; demarcation of boundary in 2003 and clarifications regarding LBZ are given below:

DUAC, in its draft report submitted to the Ministry in 2015, made some recommendations on LBZ Boundary & Development Guidelines. In August, 2015, the Ministry and DUAC invited suggestions/ objections on the report from the public.

Regulations for Regularisation of Unauthorised Colonies in Delhi

Unauthorised colonies in Delhi on private and public land are to be regularised as per the regulations for regularisation of unauthorised colonies, which are notified by DDA under section 57 of Delhi Development Act, 1957. The extant regulations were notified vide S.O. 683(E) dated 24th March, 2008. As per para 7.3 of these regulations, the regularisation process is to be coordinated and supervised by Government of Delhi.

Subsequent amendments to the regulations are listed below:

Archive of reports of various committees on issues related to Delhi