The government has given a three-month deadline for the removal of illegal encroachments on state land in Jammu and Kashmir and has instructed all relevant agencies to coordinate in this effort. It has also warned that action will be taken against revenue department officials for any missing records (called “massavis”).
The government of Jammu and Kashmir recently held a meeting to address the issue of illegal encroachments on state land, which is a major concern. The Chief Secretary, Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, discussed the matter in detail and instructed relevant agencies to take coordinated action to address it.
During a high-level meeting, the Chief Secretary and top officials from the Revenue Department discussed the details of state land that had been retrieved from encroachments in the past and identified any issues that had hindered such efforts. The Chief Secretary instructed the department to take all necessary measures to retrieve all illegally occupied land.
Dr Mehta directed that all the concerned departments should ensure that such encroachments are removed within a period of three months.
“No doubt the administration in all the 20 districts of Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is carrying out anti-encroachment drives to retrieve the State land but the same is not up to the desired level especially in the light of the repeated directions issued by the High Court of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh while dealing with the Public Interest Litigations (PILs) on the subject”, sources said, adding “now the drives have to be intensified in view of the timeline fixed by the Chief Secretary”.
Moreover, Dr Mehta, as per the sources, directed that keeping in view the fact that Information Technology infrastructure facilities have been made available to all Tehsildars/Naib Tehsildars the backend Revenue processes presently being carried out manually should be shifted completely to online mode at the earliest.Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Subscribe us on Telegram and never miss a update!
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