JMC to vacate 200 shops sublet by allottees to relatives, notices served

TNN Bureau. Updated: 5/12/2022 12:43:03 PM Front Page

Jammu: Claiming that the huge financial crisis is being faced by the state exchequer, the Jammu Municipal Corporation has served notice to around 200 shopkeepers asking them to vacate them at the earliest.
However, allotment will be made after fresh tenderization.
“The Jammu Municipal Corporation will soon get more than 200 shops vacated while notices have been issued to the shopkeepers in this regard,” sources in the JMC said.
They added that allotment of shops will be done afresh, adding, “the Corporation has taken strict cognizance of the issue of further renting the allotted shops that caused huge loss to the corporation.”
“Many years ago business establishments were allotted to people to generate employment, but many of them instead, sublet these shops to third parties to earn more profit,” sources said adding that when the matter was investigated, the traders occupying the shops were unable to produce the documents.
“Many of the shops were being run by the relatives of the allottees and the Municipal Corporation is not even getting the rent ws per the market rate, due to which it is incurring revenue losses,” they added.
Moreover, some residential complexes have also been allotted to the employees, which they have also further allotted on rent, sources said.
The corporation however, taking a strict note of the violation, initiated action and the process of vacating these shops and residential complexes under the ambit of JMC, will start to be vacated in June.
“Instructions have been given to vacate the business establishment after complaints received were verified as it is against the rules,” said an official.
He said that violation of rules will not be tolerated and only allottees are entitled to use the structure as per the laid norms and all such establishments, who have violated the rules, will be evacuated.

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