Govt forms panels to regularize illegal constructions in Srinagar, Jammu, Katra
Srinagar: The State Government on Thursday constituted Empowered Committees, for scrutinizing the applications being submitted by the applicants for regularization of illegal and unauthorized constructions in the cities of Jammu, Srinagar and Katra, sources said.
The committee for Srinagar comprises Divisional Commissioner Kashmir as chairman, and seven members including Vice chairman (VC) Srinagar Development Authority, VC Lakes and Waterways Development Authority, Chief Engineer (R&B) Kashmir, Chief Engineer Irrigation and Flood Control Department Kashmir, Deputy Commissioner, Srinagar/Budgam/ Ganderbal (for their respective jurisdiction) , Commissioner SMC and Chief Town Planner, Town Planning Organisation Kashmir.
The empowered panels have been tasked to bring the illegal and unauthorized buildings or constructions and land use or building use conversions into the planning framework to the extent possible; shall facilitate the implementation of the Master Plans under revision; shall scrutinize all the documents as prescribed by the Competent Authority, submitted before the Empowered Committee in connection with compounding or regularization of layout/plots/buildings which have been constructed and completed before 31 December 2016.
The panels shall also recommend regularization/ compounding in respect of prescribed categories of violations under policy including building built at permissible sites but built without permission, building built at permissible sites with permissions but having violated the permission but without change of the land use; buildings having resorted to the conversion of land use.