In the recent years, the pagdi system has created some uproar across the country and especially in Delhi and Maharashtra. Here most pagdi kirayadars have the nominal rent agreement with them and no proof of the hefty amount that they had paid long back. For example, the pagdi would have been for Rs 1 lakh, 30 years ago, but the agreement mentions say, Rs 500, which is the rent per month that needed to be paid thereafter
*In May 2017, shopkeepers who were pagdi tenants in Delhi's Chandni Chowk area were being evicted. As many as 10,000 such shops were affected with more than 50,000 out of job and many more under the radar. These shopkeepers demanded amendments in the Delhi Rent Control Act.
You may also seek relief under such act.