VK Saxena approves draft uniform policy for interdepartmental allocation of land | India News – Business Standard

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena (Photo: PTI)

Delhi LG VK Saxena has approved the draft uniform policy for inter-departmental allocation of land, including subordinate departments and autonomous bodies.

The draft policy assumes significance because there was no uniform policy to deal with the inter-departmental allocation of public land, leading to excessive delays that could extend into years in the implementation of crucial projects, even as files on the matter continued to shift between departments and institutions. agencies, the LG office said in a statement.

The policy has now been formulated with the approval of the LG and will come into effect with immediate effect.

The policy covers, among other things, the rates at which land will be allocated depending on the nature of the allocation.

If the allotment is for public utility, it would be free provided the allotment authority had the land in question, the statement said.

In cases where the allotment authority has acquired the land in question at a certain price, i.e. through acquisition, the rate will be on a no-profit, no-loss basis (as is the case in the allotment of land from DDA). .

In cases where the land is allotted to another by the landowner department for commercial purposes, zonal variant rates of DDA will be charged for the allotment.

A seven-member committee was headed by the Additional Chief Secretary (GAD) after several days of deliberation.

The committee deliberated on this issue based on the suggestions and inputs from various departments.

The Chief Secretary had also convened the meeting on this issue in which officials from Urban Development Department, L&B Department, Industries Department, Finance Department, Law Department, MCD and Education attended the meeting.

The draft policy elaborates the procedure for allotment of land by the Land Owning Agency to any other government agency (the Allottee Agency), and specific recommendations in this regard will require the approval of the LG.

The Land and Buildings Department will be the nodal department for the implementation of the policy and the Land Owners Organization and the Allocation Organization will mutually decide on the nature of the allocation, as to whether the allocation will be on leasehold or ownership basis, etc. .

The policy also makes it clear that prior approval from LG is required for cancellation of land allotment.

Further, a committee under the chairmanship of the Chief Secretary (Revenue), comprising members of the Land Collecting Authority, Land Holding Authority and the concerned District Magistrate, will examine the request for allotment of land in the light of Development Control Norms, Utilities and Utility Norms. and opportunity costs of the project, etc.

The committee will have to submit its recommendations to the LG through the chief secretary for consideration and final decision.

The policy, as proposed by the Ministry of Law and Justice (L&J), also contains appropriate clauses for “maintaining a record of the transfers or allotments of land in the custody of the concerned administrative department, so as to maintain a good record in perpetuity to ensure archive management. .

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First print: March 4, 2024 | 7:34 am IST