Rajasthan Rent Control Act, 2001 under review

JAIPUR: The local self government (LSG) department has started an exercise to bring amendments in Rajasthan Rent Control Act (2001) after 15 years.

After incorporating amendments, the department has sent the final draft to the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) for examination. The amended draft will be tabled in the cabinet meeting once it receives approval from CM Vasundhara Raje. An official said, “Earlier, the CMO had returned the amended draft after witnessing few shortcomings. The suggestions given by CMO were incorporated in amended draft. The department also gave a presentation of revised draft at CMO. In the present Act, provisions to control rent are minimum.

We have studied the Rent Control Act of other states and incorporated the required changes,” said an official. As per the proposed amended draft, the Rajasthan Rent Control Act will be enforced in all the cities of the state. Earlier, only divisional headquarters were under its ambit. “The law would cover all the smaller cities which does not falls under the urban local bodies jurisdiction. This would also increase the income of the local bodies as rent would be revised and more properties would come under the proposed law,” said an official.

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