The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019


From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :

Prelims level : Provisions of the bill

Mains level : Nothing much

Provisions of the bill

  1. The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill, 2019 was introduced by the Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs
  2. It amends the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act, 1971.
  3. The Act provides for the eviction of unauthorized occupants from public premises in certain cases
  4.  Residential accommodation: it is the occupation of public premises by a person on the grant of a license for such an occupation. The occupation must be allowed under the rules made by the central, state or union territory government, or statutory authority.
  5. Notice for eviction: It requires an estate officer to issue a written notice to a person if he is in unauthorized occupation of residential accommodation. 
  6. Order of eviction: After considering the cause shown, and making any other inquiries, the estate officer will make an order for eviction.  If the person fails to comply with the order, the estate officer may evict such a person from the residential accommodation, and take possession of it. 
  7. Payment of damages: If the person in unauthorized occupation of the residential accommodation challenges the eviction order passed by the estate officer in court, he will be required to pay damages for every month of such an occupation. 
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