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THE PONDICHERRY TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING ACT, 1969

to provide for planning the development and use of rural and urban land in the Union Territory of Pondicherry and for purposes connected therewith. BE it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of Pondicherry in the Twentieth Year of the Republic of India as follows:-

No.

Title

 

CHAPTER – I

 

PRELIMINARY

1.

Short title extent and commencement

2

Definitions

 

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CHAPTER – II

 

PONDICHERRY TOWN AND COUNTRY PLANNING BOARD

3

Pondicherry Town and Country Planning Board

4

Term of office and conditions of service of the Chairman and members of the Town and country Planning Board

4A

No Disqualification in certain cases

5

Functions and powers of the Board

6

Meetings of the Board

7

Appointment of committees by the Board

 

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CHAPTER – III

 

PLANNING AREAS, SENIOR TOWN PLANNER AND PLANNING AUTHORITIES

8

Declaration of Planning areas, their amalgamation, sub-division and inclusion of any area with planning area

9

Powers to withdraw a planning area from operation of this Act

10

Senior Town Planner

11

Planning Authorities

12

Functions and powers of the Planning Authority

13

Term of office and conditions of service of the Chairman and members of the Planning authorities

14

Meetings of Planning Authorities

15

Temporary association of persons with the Planning Authority for particular purposes

16

Staff of the Planning Authority

 

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CHAPTER – IV

 

PREPARATION OF LAND USE MAP AND REGISTER

17

Preparation of existing Land and Building Use Map and Register

18

Notice of the preparation of the Map and Register

19

Appeal to the Board

20

The power of the Government in case of default of the Planning Authority to prepare the Map and Register

 

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CHAPTER – V

 

DEVELOPMENT PLANS

21

Interim Development Plans

22

Comprehensive Development Plan

23

Power of the Government in case of default of Planning Authority to prepare Development Plan

 

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CHAPTER – VI

 

DETAILED DEVELOPMENT PLANS

24

Declaration of intention to make or adopt a Detailed Development Plan

25

Notification of Resolution to make or adopt Detailed Development Plan

26

Preparation and submission of the Detailed Development Plan

27

Preparation and submission of the Detailed Development Plan on direction by the Government

28

Contents of Detailed Development Plan

29

Powers of Government in case of default of Planning Authority to prepare a Detailed Development Plan

 

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CHAPTER – VII

 

PROCEDURE FOR APPROVAL AND PREPARATION OF DEVELOPMENT PLANS

30

Consent of the Government to the publication of notice of preparation of Development Plan

31

Public notice of the preparation of the Development Plan

32

Approval by the Government

33

Coming into operation of the Development Plan

34

Amendment of Development Plans

35

Suspension of plan in emergency by the Government

 

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CHAPTER – VIII

 

CONTROL OF DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF LAND

36

Use and Development of land to be in conformity with Development Plan

37

Prohibition of development without payment of development charges and without permission

38

Appeal against grant of permission subject to conditions or refusal of permission

39

Lapse of permission

40

Obligation to acquire on refusal of permission, or on grant of permission in certain cases

41

Compensation for refusal of permission or grant of permission subject to conditions in certain cases

42

Power to revocation and modification of permission to develop

43

Penalty for unauthorized development or for use otherwise than in conformity with the Development plan

44

Power to require removal of unauthorized development

45

Power to stop unauthorized development

46

Power to require removal of unauthorized development or use

47

Power to make Building Bye–laws and Zoning Regulations

 

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CHAPTER--IX

 

ACQUISITION AND DISPOSAL OF LAND

48

Acquisition of land for purposes of Development Plan to be deemed for a public purpose

49

Acquisition of land for Development Plan

50

Power of Government to acquire land included in the Development Plan

51

Amendment of the Land Acquisition Act, 1894 for the purposes of acquisition

51A

Compensation for damage suffered in consequence of delay in making award

52

Disposal of land

 

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CHAPTER--X

 

LEVY, ASSESSMENT AND RECOVERY OF DEVELOPMENT CHARGE

53

Levy of Development charge

54

Assessment of development charge

55

Appeals against assessment

56

Development Charge to be a charge on land to be recovered as an arrear of land revenue

 

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CHAPTER--XI

 

FINANCE, ACCOUNTS AND AUDIT

57

Funds of Planning Authority

58

Budget of the Planning Authority

59

Accounts and Audit

60

Annual Reports

 

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CHAPTER--XII

 

SUPPLEMENTAL AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

61

Power of entry

62

Service of notices, etc.

63

Public notice how to be made known

64

Notice, etc., to fix reasonable time

65

Authentication of orders and documents of the Board and the Planning Authority

66

Mode of proof of records of the Board and Planning Authority

67

Restrictions on the summoning of officers and servants of the Board or Planning Authority

68

Penalty for obstructing contractor or removing mark

69

Sanction of prosecution

70

Compensation of offences

71

Jurisdiction of courts

72

Fine when realized to be paid to the Planning Authority

73

Members and officers to be public servants

74

Protection of action taken in good faith

75

Finality of orders

76

Validation of acts and proceeding

77

Returns and Informations

78

Effect of other laws

79

Power delegate

80

Control by the Government and the Board

81

Power to make rules

82

Power to make regulations

83

Repeals and savings

 

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