Regularization of Unauthorized Construction
Any construction which attracts section 235(2) of the Cantonment Act and has been carried out by anybody without prior permission from the CEO / Board is unauthorized. If the same is not regularized then the Board is at the liberty to demolish it after following the procedure prescribed by the Cantonment Act. As per the provisions of the Cantonment Act different authorities have been empowered to regularize the unauthorized construction after collecting a composition fee from the HOR.
Old Grant and Cantt Code Leases in outside notified civil area
Unauthorised construction within the limit of additional floor space of 10% and conforming to rules, byelaws can be regularised by the GOC-in-C on the recommendation of the Board and signing and registering of indenture deed by the HOR.
Old grant buildings in notified civil area
Unauthorised construction within the authorised floor space can be regularised if conforming to byelaws by the Board with the prior sanction of Director, Defence Estates, Central Command after execution of the indenture deed by the HOR.
Unauthorised construction in buildings situated on freehold sites, if conforming to the byelaws can be regularised by the Board after compliance of relevant laws, orders etc. inforce.
Buildings held on other leased tenures
Unauthorised construction in respect of tenures other than those mentioned above shall be regulated as per the provisions of the respective lease deeds.
Construction which cannot be regularised
Unauthorised construction which does not conform to the building byelaws of the Cantt can not be regularised under any circumstances irrespective of the provision of the Cantt Act and New Land Policy.
The fee to be paid by the HOR to the government for regularising the unauthorised construction is called composition fee. The Board may instead if requiring the alteration or demolition of any unauthorised construction or part there of accept by way of composition such sum as it thinks reasonable.