The Government of Goa on 7th October 2021 has notified the Goa Bhumiputra Adhikarini Bill, 2021 which provides for a mechanism to give ownership rights to the self-occupied dwelling units.
The Term “Bhumiputra” means a person who is residing in the State of Goa at least for a period of thirty years before the date of making application and in occupation of a dwelling unit and includes his or her spouse, son, daughter in law and unmarried daughter.
The Bhumiputra Adhikarini may by an order declare a Bhumiputra to be the owner of the dwelling unit occupied by him upon payment of an amount equivalent to the value of land calculated at the market rate and he/she shall not be evicted from the dwelling unit and the dwelling unit shall not demolished during the pendency of any proceedings under this Act, save by the direction of the competent court of law.
Within a period of six months from the date of commencement of this Act, Bhumiputra may apply to the Bhumiputra Adhikarini in such manner and in such form as prescribed along with such documents as prescribed to prove that the dwelling unit has been constructed or in existence prior to the 1st day of April, 2019.
Further, after the receipt of the application, the Bhumiputra Adhikarini shall publish a public notice in such form and inviting interested persons to submit in such manner as prescribed, objections, to the proposal contained in such public notice within a period of thirty days;
Provided that such notice shall also be issued to the owner of the land where such land is not owned by the Government.