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JAMMU: To tighten the noose against the land mafia, the Vice Chairman of Jammu Development Authority (JDA), R.K Shavan on Tuesday worked-out modalities for evicting encroachers from the State land.
In the meeting held here, Shavan pointed out that the schedule for the demarcation of land stands already prepared and circulated among the Deputy Commissioners and SDM’s.
Pertinent to mention that the High Court had directed the Vice Chairman, JDA and Deputy Commissioner of Jammu and Samba to get the State land demarcated and retrieved from the encroachers.
In the meeting, it was decided that the Director Land Management JDA will approach the SSP’s for adequate police assistance.
“The Director General of Police has been asked to provide full police assistance to the officials of JDA,” Shavan said.
The Vice Chairman exhorted upon the officers of Revenue and Khilafwarzi Wing to act tough against the land mafia and identify the big sharks who have encroached the prime JDA land. He has sought the list of government servants too who has encroached the JDA land so that same is sent to government for strict action.
“Several bureaucrats, police officials, revenue officers and politicians had encroached the JDA land in Dodhi Gujjar Colony at Sunjwan and have managed to construct illegal structures without even getting the building plan approved. Likewise many cases of encroachments over Shaimlat land, Gair Mumkin and Khad have been reported but the land occupiers has succeeded to get the case delayed on one or the other pretext putting the JDA too great loss,” the Vice Chairman observed.
While giving the details of the progress achieved, the Director land Management disclosed that more than 25,000 Kanals of land stood demarcated within one year but still more than 50,000 Kanal land needs to be identified and delineated on ground.
The Vice Chairman JDA directed the Engineering Wing to identify all the water bodies in the jurisdiction of JDA so that the same are adopted by the Authority for development and beautification purpose. He further directed to get the requisite DPRs prepared within one month.
Those was attended the meeting include D.S Katoch, Director Land Management JDA, Rakesh Gupta, Secretary JDA, Bachan Lal Superintending Engineer JDA, T.L Thappa, XEn Div No II, Anil Pandohi, XEn Div No I, R.P Gupta, XEn Mega Project, Tehsildars JDA and officers of Khilafwarzi Wing of JDA.
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