Raipur: In yet another significant decision taken in the interest of landlord and tenant, the Chhattisgarh Government has decided to broaden the scope of Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act-2011, extending its benefit to the Nagar Palika, Nagar Palika Parishad and Nagar Panchayat as well. The move aims to resolve the dispute between the landlord and the tenant at the earliest.
A notification in this regard has been published in the Chhattisgarh Gazette on September 6, 2022. Under the Chhattisgarh Rent Control Act, the State Government appoints one or more officers not below the rank of a Deputy Collector, as Rent Controller with territorial jurisdiction as to be specified by the District Collector.
Meanwhile, the Act has been introduced by the state government to provide for the adjudication of matters relating to rent and to promote the leasing of accommodation by balancing the interests of landlords and tenants. However, due to some reason, this act was divided into two parts. Soon after this Act came into force in 2011, its extent was up to the Municipal Corporations.
The citizens were facing a lot of difficulties due to the absence of any particular notification from the state government in the gazette regarding Nagar Palika, Nagar Palika Parishad, and Nagar Panchayats. Keeping this in view, a notification has been published by the state government to further extend its benefit to the Nagar Palika, Nagar Palika Parishad, and Nagar Panchayats as well just like Municipal Corporation.
Under this, Nagar Palika Parishads Tilda-Newra, Gobranawapara, Aarang and Nagar Panchayats Abhanpur, Kharora, Mana-Camp, Kura, Mandirhasaud, Chandkhuri, and Samoda are included in Raipur district. Nagar Panchayats Simga, Kasdol, Palari, Bhatagaon, Lavan, Tudra, Bilaigarh under Balodabazar-Bhatapara district. Nagar Panchayats Kurud, Magarlod, Nagri, Bhakhara, Amdi under Dhamtari district. Nagar Panchayats Rajim, Chura, Fingeshwar under Gariyaband district.