Veeri directs for speedy recovery of payments, arrears of custodian land

TNN Bureau. Updated: 1/1/2018 11:56:01 PM

JAMMU: Minister for Revenue, Haq & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked the Evacuee Property (Custodian) Department to take up the issue of delay in compensation against acquisition of custodian land with concerned Collectors for early recovery of all pending payments.
The Minister was reviewing acquisition progress on custodian land acquired by various Government departments and Defence authorities in the State for various kinds of purpose.
The meeting was attended by Custodian General J&K Aijaz Ahmad Bhat, Special Secretary Revenue Farooq A. Shah, Custodian Jammu Mushtaq Hussain Malik, Custodian Kashmir Bashir Ahmed Mir, Deputy Custodian Central Mohd Saleem Khan and Collectors from various districts. During the meeting, detailed discussions were held on district wise details of total land acquired by the Government departments and Defence authorities with their compensation status.
It was informed that the Evacuee Property Department has handed over its land for carrying out developmental activities, creating departmental infrastructure and other necessary works projected by Defence authorities.
The Minister sought details of payment made to the department against the land already acquired and status of pending payments with reasons of delay in receiving due compensation against their own land. For some cases, the Minister sets timeline for the Collectors for clearing all pending payments to the Custodian department.
He also asked the Collectors to expedite the process of clearing payments against the land acquired by them in their respective districts.
The Minister asked the Custodian General to take up the issue with all concerned Deputy Commissioners so that recovery is made at the earliest.

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