Policy Briefs & Reports

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for BASERA

Scaling City Institutions for India Initiative (SCI-FI)

Government of Punjab

May 21, 2021

Chief Ministers’ Slum Development Program – ‘BASERA’, guided by the Punjab Proprietary Rights to Slum Dwellers Act, 2020 (PSD Act) along with the allied Rules, is a milestone step towards inclusive urban development and planning of the Government of Punjab. BASERA lays the foundation for mainstreaming of slums with the rest of the city by involving just and inclusive city development paradigms in practice.

Through the following set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), this document elucidates various process and procedure that should be undertaken for grant of proprietary rights to the urban poor in Punjab in accordance with BASERA, PSD Act and the allied Rules. However, in the event of any discrepancy, the provisions of the PSD Act along with the allied Rules will prevail.