Tribune News Service
Jammu, July 28
The UT Revenue Department has withdrawn its 1971 round that required a No Objection Certificate (NOC) from J&Ok’s Home Department for acquisition or requisition of land in favour of the Army, the BSF, the CRPF and different comparable organisations.
The resolution got here shut on the heels of the Administrative Council, headed by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu, a nod to the proposal for amending the Control of Building Operations Act, 1988, and the J&Ok Development Act, 1970, to supply for a particular dispensation for finishing up development actions by armed forces on July 17.
Furthermore, the Central legislation on land acquisition is being prolonged to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
All such acquisitions would now be coated underneath the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.
The Revenue Department, in its order issued by Pawan Kotwal, Principal Secretary, Revenue Department, on July 24, mentioned: “In view of the extension of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 to the UT, which prescribed obtaining of a No Objection Certificate from the Home Department for acquisition/ requisition of land in favour of Army, BSF/CRPF and similar organisations, is hereby withdrawn.”
The round additional mentioned: “All collectors for Land Acquisition designated under the Right to Fair Compensation Act and the Competent Authority Land Acquisition (CALA) under the National Highway Act, 1956, have been asked to process the cases of land acquisition/ requisition strictly in accordance with the provisions of these two Acts and the Rules made thereunder henceforth.”
The Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, offers for land to be acquired “for strategic purposes relating to the naval, military, air force, and armed forces of the Union, including central paramilitary forces or any work vital to national security or defence of India or State police, the safety of the people”.
On July 19, J&Ok authorities needed to difficulty a clarification whereas refuting the baseless fees made by political events within the wake of recent dispensation modification made to satisfy the strategic necessities of armed forces for “their direct operational and training requirements” within the Union Territory. Kashmir-centric events had termed it as “an attempt to militarise” the area and had additionally voiced issues over the demographic change.