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Deputy Commissioners to fast track pending land acquisition cases of Army

Last Updated on February 26, 2022 at 10:05 pm

Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr Raghav Langer today reviewed the status of land acquisition, requisition cases of Army here at a meeting of Deputy Commissioners, Senior Army Officers and concerned departments.

Threadbare discussions were held on the land acquisition requisitions for defence purposes.

During the meeting concerned DCs apprised the Div Com about the present status of each land acquisition case pending in the districts.

The Div Com sought case wise details and directed the concerned officers to expedite and complete the process at the earliest.  He also asked the revenue officers to prepare revenue papers of the land, conduct joint verification (where pending) for early resolution.

The Div Com also directed for maintaining inter department coordination for expeditious clearance of cases.

Meanwhile, it was informed that The Housing and Urban Development Department has an online portal for issuance of Building permissions. The Div Com asked Army authorities to provide details of the Officers dealing with land cases so that the Local Military Authorities (LMAs) are taken on board while giving the building permissions.

The Additional Secretary of the Home Dept, was directed by the Divisional Commissioner to expedite issuance of Form-J, amended Form-J, issuance of derequisition permissions under the land acquisition cases pending under the J&K RAIP Act, 1968. Similarly, it was apprised in the meeting that all fresh requisition cases post 31 Oct, 2019 fall under the ambit of RAIP Act, 1952 for which certain clarifications have been sought by the JKUT from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Key issues that came up for discussion in the meeting included pending joint demarcations, cases of field firing ranges in Jammu & Samba districts, works around Jammu Airport, issues of various Military stations in the division, derequisition proposals of Domana/Jandial/Ambaran/ Chak Singha under Jammu-Akhnoor-Poonch NH, pending Board proceedings on part of Army authorities etc.

The DEO Udhampur, Jammu & ADEO Rajouri were directed to be more proactive in resolving the long pending matters and to be available in person or through their representative in each Rate Fixation Committee meeting called by the respective DCs.