Rajya Sabha gives its nod for Eviction Bill

  1. Rajya Sabha has passed the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Amendment Bill,2019.
  2. The Bill amends the Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act,1971.The Act provides for the eviction of unauthorised occupants from public premises in certain cases.
  3. The Bill defines residential accommodation as the occupation of public premises by a person on the grant of a license for such an occupation. The license must be given for a fixed tenure or for the period the person holds office.
  4. The Bill adds a provision laying down the procedure for eviction from residential accommodation.It requires an estate officer to issue a written notice to a person if he is in unauthorised occupation of a residential accommodation.
  5. If the person fails to comply with the order,the estate officer may evict such person from the residential accommodation and take possession of it.
  6. However,if the person challenges the eviction order passed by the estate officer in court,he will be required to pay damages for every month of such occupation.