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Frequently Asked Questions on UCs (FAQs)

A1. Pradhan Mantri-Unauthorized Colonies in Delhi Awas Adhikar Yojana (PM-UDAY) is a scheme for conferment / recognition of ownership rights to the residents of notified Unauthorized Colonies in Delhi as per National Capital Territory of Delhi (Recognition of Property Rights of Residents in Unauthorized Colonies) Regulations, 2019.

A2. The Scheme aims towards addressing the issue of lack of ownership/ mortgage/ transfer rights to the residents of Unauthorized Colonies and consequential benefits that will accrue in the form of development and redevelopment leading to a livable habitat upon conferring such rights to residents of Unauthorized Colonies in Delhi.

Prominent features:

Provide title documents to the residents of UCs in respect of their properties for further sale of properties without any hindrances.Banks and Financial Institution may extend credit facilities in respect of your properties. UCs may get their existing Layout Plans regularized subject to all statutory clearances w.r.t. relevant provisions of building bye laws, structural safety, fire safety etc.Recognition/Conferment of ownership rights/transfer/mortgage to residents of UCs will facilitate development or re-development that may improve existing infrastructure, civic and social amenities for better quality of life.

A3. The notified Regulations dt. 29.10.2019 covers 1731 Unauthorized Colonies (UCs) existing as on 01.06.2014 provided they have minimum 50% built-up area as on 01.01.2015 identified by Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi.

A4. The other exclusions provided in these Regulations are:-

a. land falling in reserved or notified forests,

b. land identified as protected or prohibited area by the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958 (24 of 1958),

c. land falling in Zone-O of MPD-2021,

d. Yamuna Flood Plain,

e. land falling in right of way of existing roads

f. Master Plan Roads

g. land under right of way of high tension lines,

h. land falling in ridge area of Delhi

i. land reserved or protected under any other law for the time being in force, and

j. affluent unauthorized colonies.

A5. The Regulation excludes 69 Affluent Unauthorized Colonies.

A6. The charges to be recovered for conferment of these rights to the residents of UCs are to be calculated as follows: -

A. In case of built-up properties (Public Land)

Sr. No. Where cumulative Carpet Area of a resident in all the properties in all unauthorized colonies is Charges


Less than 100 sqm

¼ x Carpet Area x 0.5% of Circle Rate


More than (or equal to)100 sqm but less than 250 sqm

¼ x Carpet Area x 1% of Circle Rate


Greater than or equal to 250 sqm

¼ x Carpet Area x 2.5% of Circle Rate

Note: The Charges to be recovered for conferment of ownership rights to the residents of UCs for Private Land is 50% of the charges applicable to Public Land.

B. In case of Vacant plots (Private Land)

Sr. No. Where cumulative vacant plot area charges of a resident in all the properties in all unauthorized colonies is Charges


Less than 100 sqm

½ x Land Area x 0.5% of Circle Rate


More than (or equal to)100 sqm but less than 250 sqm

½ x Land Area x 1% of Circle Rate


Greater than or equal to 250 sqm

½ x Land Area x 2.5% of Circle Rate

Note: No rights shall be conferred or recognized on vacant public land.


A7. Any resident of any unauthorized colony having physical possession on the basis of registered Sale Deed or registered gift deed or latest set of Power of Attorney, Agreement to Sale, Possession Letter and other documents including documents evidencing payment of consideration.

A8. For conferment of these rights, following steps are to be followed: -

a. Applicants will have to register through PM-UDAY Portal: pmuday.ncog.gov.in/dda.gov.in or download PM-UDAY Mobile App (available on Google Play Store).

b. After Registration, GIS Survey is to be done from the Agency printed on Registration Slip.

c. Thereafter, the applicants have to scan and upload all the requisite documents such as GPA, ATS, Will, Payment Document, Possession Document and other documents with the application.

d. On receipt of the application, pre-scrutiny will be done by the DDA officials.

e. DDA Survey team will visit your property for verification.

f. After final scrutiny of application, payment link activation will be activated.

g. Subsequently, final execution of Conveyance Deed (CD)/ Authorization Slip (AS) will be done by DDA officer.

h. Applicants will visit Sub-Registrar office for registration of CD/AS. Office.

Note: For detail procedure to submit PM-UDAY Application and obtain CD/AS, please click on link: https://dda.gov.in/sites/default/files/pmuday/procedure_submit_pmuday_application_obtain_conveyance_deed_authorization_slip04092023.pdf

A9. One can find the notified Regulations at our official website i.e. dda.gov.in (PM-UDAY Cell Tab), link of the same is provided below: (URL: https://dda.gov.in/act-policy

A10. The residents shall have option to pay the charge in three equal installments.

A11. The cases of installment will be dealt as follow:

a. The residents who are paying the entire charges in one installment shall immediately be granted the ownership or mortgage or transfer rights in the property, as the case may be.

b. The residents who opt to deposit the charge in installments shall be conferred provisional ownership or mortgage/transfer rights after depositing two-third of the total payable charge, which shall be converted into permanent rights after full and final payment of entire amount due on account of charges.

A12. Yes. DDA will prepare Local Area Plan (LAP) with liberal DCNs for all UCs/ Clusters of UCs and make necessary amendments in the MPD-2021 for incentivizing and facilitating development/ redevelopment of UCs and Urban Building Bye Laws for Delhi (UBBL)-2016 to pave the way for planned redevelopment of the existing units on the “as is where is” basis.
The Notification issued by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs may be obtained from our official website i.e. dda.gov.in (under PM-UDAY Cell tab at Redevelopment/Regularization of UCs sub tab), link of the same is provided below:

A13. The boundaries of these UCs have been delineated with the help of Survey of India and Revenue Department, GNCTD using satellite imageries of 2015.

A14. Yes, SOP has been followed for delineation of Boundaries of UCs.

A15. Residents of Unauthorized colonies can only file their applications through the online mode. To do so, they can download the PM-UDAY Mobile App from the Google Play Store or visit pmuday.ncog.gov.in to log in.

A16. Applicants who have a registered Sale Deed must also follow the same procedure to obtain a Conveyance Deed (CD) or Authorization Slip (AS), including the steps of registration, GIS survey, and application filing. Following a thorough review of the filed application, the CD/AS will be issued by the DDA and subsequently the issued CD/AS has to be registered at the office of the Sub-Registrar.

A17. These charges are nominal charges for recognition of ownership rights to the residents of UCs in Delhi. Stamp Duty/ Registration charges will be levied on the amount of the conveyance deed/ authorization slip only, which is nominal.

A18. Yes.

A19. Construction in these UCs may be allowed by the Urban Local Bodies as per norms.

A20. Yes, DDA has empaneled the GIS Survey Firms details of which can be viewed at DDA’s website, link of the same is provided below: https://dda.gov.in/pm-uday/GIS

A21. Yes, the rate list is as under :

Carpet Area/Plot Size Cost excluding GST

Less than 100 sqm.

Rs. 800/-

More than (or equal to) 100 sqm. but less than 250 sqm.

Rs. 1,000/

Greater than or equal to 250 sqm.

Rs. 2,500/-

A22. Yes, DDA has empaneled agencies details of which can viewed at DDA’s website, link of the same is provided below: https://dda.gov.in/pm-uday/Documentation-agencies

A23. Yes, the rates are as under:

Sr. No. Service Rate Activities Involved


Registration of Residents

Rs. 20/- Plus GST.

Filling Registration Form, giving print out of filled Registration to citizen.


Filling application for conferment of right in Unauthorized colonies.

Rs. 75/- Plus GST.

Filling of form (3 parts), 13-14 Documents are to be uploaded.


Document preparation and Notarization Service.

Rs. 100/- Per Document Plus GST (Excl. Stamp charges).

Undertaking, I-Bond etc., Affidavit preparation.-

A24. No.

A25. The execution of Conveyance Deed (CD) on any Government land shall be restricted to the area under building footprint/constructed and in possession prior to 01.01.2015 – supported with possession proof documents including electricity bill, water connection bill, property tax receipt etc. Further, in case of partially built-up properties on Govt. land in Unauthorized colonies, the ownership rights shall be conferred only for the built up area and the vacant area shall be excluded.

A26. The Development Control Norms for Unauthorized Colonies in Delhi have been notified as a part of modification to Master Plan for Delhi-2021. As per these norms, the land owners/residents or RWAs of UCs are to submit proposal for approval of Regularization Plan of the UC to the local body/concerned authority. Provision of civic amenities, physical and social infrastructure shall be as per these notified Development Control Norms.

A27. The sanctioning of loans by banks / financial institutions is under the discretion of the sanctioning authority and may depend on policies / procedures being followed by respective banks / financial institutions.

A28. The residents can register their CD/AS at Sub-Registrar office within 3 months from the date of issuance of CD/AS by DDA post which the corresponding CD/AS shall stand expired.

A29. The residents can submit a written application to the processing center which had issued the CD/AS earlier.

A30. The applications are being considered only up to four (4) constructed / covered floors built-in a plot. In case of stilt parking only up to four (4) floors above stilt parking are being considered under the scheme.

A31. Properties falling completely outside the delineated boundary of Unauthorized Colonies are ineligible.

A32. A mobile application has been developed for PM-UDAY and is live on Google Play store. The application can be used for application/registration filing.
Link for downloading the application: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.bisagn.pmudayapplicants&pli=1

A33. The applicant can avail the ‘UC Locator’ functionality from the PM-UDAY mobile application (Android) to tentatively view whether their property falls inside or outside the delineated boundary.

A34.The applicants can view the current status of their filed application through the PM-UDAY portal under the ‘Applications Status’ tab.

A35.The entire application process is online and the applicant needs to visit the processing center only once - at the time of physical execution of CD/AS.

A36.There are 10 Processing Centers (PCs) for PM-UDAY located at various locations in Delhi, with the PM-UDAY (HQ) situated at Vikas Sadan, INA, New Delhi. The addresses of all the PCs, along with their locations, is available on the official website dda.gov.in (under the PM-UDAY Cell Tab) or pmuday.ncog.gov.in (under the Processing Center Tab).
Link 1: https://dda.gov.in/pm_uday/telephone-directory
Link 2: https://pmuday.ncog.gov.in/Processing_Center1

A37.In case, Agreement to Sale (ATS) is neither registered nor notarized, the receipt regarding sale of applied property as registered by appropriate registering authority will be considered subject to fulfillment of eligibility laid down in Regulation and Act, 2019, Amendment 2022 and SOP/Corrigendum/order/guidelines, in force.

A38.The following documents are required by the applicant for applying under the Scheme:

Registered Sale Deed or Registered Gift Deed or the latest set of General Power of Attorney along with Agreement to Sell (Mandatory)

Construction Proof prior to 01.01.2015 (Mandatory in case of property falling on Govt. land)

Indemnity bond1 & 2 (on stamp paper) (Mandatory)

Self-Declaration on Plain paper (Mandatory)

Photograph of the Applicant

Photograph of the property

Previous Chain of GPA/ATS

Payment Receipt & Possession Proof

Electricity Bill(s)

Signature of Applicant(s) on a blank paper

PAN Card

Aadhar Card

A39.Permanent Structures are defined as structures made up of brick and mortar or Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and having load bearing roof including roofs made up of RCC/Stone Slabs on iron joist overlaid with cement/concrete.
Structures made up of brick and mortar or Reinforced Cement Concrete (RCC) and having load bearing roof including roofs made up of RCC/Stone Slabs on iron joist overlaid with cement/concrete.

A40.Structures like tin sheds or porta cabins or structures with roofs of corrugated sheets /cement sheet/asbestos sheet etc.

A41. In case of multiple structures built at different parts/end of a single property under single ownership then rights will be conferred on land under the footprint of the largest structure in proportion to the carpet area of the floor.

A42.A re-survey will be carried out by currently empaneled GIS Agencies with DDA bearing the cost of re-survey. Applicant will be asked to confirm whether he is interested in pursuing the case further for conferment of ownership rights or not. Once consent is received, re-survey will be carried out subject to clearance of deficiencies, if any.