JAMMU, JAN 1: Minister for Revenue, Haq & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs Abdul Rehman Veeri today asked the Evacuee Property 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.
This was stated by the Minister while reviewing the 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, Mohammad 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.
Collectors apprised the Minister about the land acquisition and status of payment in their respective jurisdiction and assured that the all pending payments will be done at the earliest. For some cases, the Minister sets timeline for the Collectors for clearing all pending payments to the Custodian department. He said that payments provided by the department who took over the land and lie with the collectors must be transferred to EP department without any further delay.
Taking note of delay in getting payment against the land acquisition process, Veeri directed the officers of Custodian department to personally follow each case with the concerned collectors on regular basis and to ensure that issues involved in the delay of payments are resolved.
He also asked the collectors to expedite the process of clearing payments against the land acquired by them in their respective districts.
“Land anywhere in the state can be acquired for carrying out developmental and other activities but due compensation against the land acquired whether government or private, must be provided in time”, the Minister said.
For better and effective monitoring of land handed over under acquisition process and its payment status, the Minister directed the Custodian department to compile a book incorporating details of land given to which department, payment status and other necessary details.
“There is need for compilation of division wise data of departmental land acquired by government departments and others so that it becomes easier for the department to manage its resources”, Veeri said.
The Minister asked the Custodian General to take up the issue with all concerned Deputy Commissioners so that recovery is made at the earliest.
Jammu airport to function till 9 PM
Jammu, Jan 19: The Airports Authority of India (AAI) has decided to extend the watch hours’ upto 9:00 PM at the Jammu Airport.
In a communication to the State Government, AAI has conveyed that it is ready to handle extended ‘watch hours’ operations at Jammu Airport. As and when the airlines submit their flight schedule, AAI will permit these operations.
The extension in the watch hours’ will enable flights to take off and land at the Jammu Airport during the late evening hours thereby increasing the number of flights moving in and out from Jammu.
Presently, the run way watch hours’ for the flights operating at the Airport are from 8 AM to 5 PM.
This decision will provide the much needed boost to various sectors particularly tourism and pilgrims to Shri Mata Vaishno Devi.
The State Government has been repeatedly requesting the Central Government, Ministry of Defence and AAI to extend the watch hours’ at the Srinagar and Jammu Airports to enable late evening flights for the convenience of passengers/tourists.
Principal Secretary, Civil Aviation Department has been asked to liaise with Airport Authorities, security agencies and airlines to work out the modalities for commencement of evening flights from/to Jammu.
Rajouri man killed in Saudi two weeks back, family demands MEA to help bring body home
Rajouri: A 44-year-old man from Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir was killed after being hit with some sharp object in Saudi Arabia, his family said on Saturday.
The poor family has no means to bring the body back home and urged the government of India through Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) to see that the body is brought to Rajouri for last rites. “We came to know that the body is lying there in a mortuary since the last couple of weeks”.
“Mohammad Khalil Mirza (44) son of Haji Mohammad Azam Mirza of Malhut, Darhal, Rajouri was killed after being hit by some persons with a sharp object at Amaan area of Riyadh where he was working as a labourer,” Mohammad Amin Mirza, brother of the deceased said.
He said that the family lost contact with Khalil from December 22, last month and despite best efforts, the family was unable to find his whereabouts.
“Yesterday a person from Pakistan administered Kashmir called us and informed that Khalil Mirza’s body is lying in a mortuary and he his body was found with an injury in his head,” Amin said.
“We are very poor and we request the government of India especially Minister of external affairs to ensure that body is brought to Rajouri for last rites,” Amin said.
The family also demanded proper investigations and stern punishment to those responsible for his death and provide due compensation to them.
PM Modi failed to fulfill promises made to people: IYC
Srinagar, Jan 19: National president, Indian Youth Congress (IYC) Keshav Chand Yadav on Saturday said that Prime Minister Narendra modi has failed to fulfill the promises, he made with the people.
Addressing media persons at JKPCC headquarters on the sidelines of a function organized in connection with Yuwa Kranti Yatra, he said that Narender Modi has done a big mischief in the Rafale deal.
In connivance with Anil Ambani, Modiji has misled people, he said, adding that most of the centrally sponsored schemes have seen misdoings.
He said Modi’s promise of providing jobs to youth in the country has proved to be a mere rhetoric.
“The youth of the country are asking questions for when is Modi going to provide them jobs? The elections are coming nearer, he has limited time. He has assured the country that he would be creating 2 crore jobs for the youth during his tenure,” Keshav said.
Raising concern over farmer suicides, he said that Modi government has been waiving off the loans of industrialists only.
‘The inflation is on rise. People have been suffering. The loans of farmers have not been waived off. They continue to suffer. The prices of petroleum products at the international level were decreased but here, the prices remained unchanged,” he said.
Among others, vice president, IYC Srinivas B Venkatesh and leaders of youth congress were also present.