JMC issues clarification against ‘misleading campaign’ on Demolition Notice
JAMMU: The Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC) has issued a clarification stating that the civic body has not sent any selective demolition notice.
In a statement issued in response to a “misleading campaign” against JMC for serving selective demolition notice to President High Court Bar Association, a senior JMC official informed that during routine inspection in Channi area Non-Statutory notices were served to owners/occupants of few building which were under construction/renovation simply to get documentary status of building and building map/alteration permission.
Later on it was circulated in some news portals that one of those buildings belongs to M K Bhardwaj, senior Advocate and President High Court Bar Association.
Further, the JMC has clarified that it was already holding drives against those constructions which have been raised or altered/modified illegally/unauthorizedly without obtaining proper permission and notices are being served as per rule.
Officials have added that any violation of Jammu Master Plan-2032 shall be dealt with under the relevant provisions of the law.
The Commissioner JMC has appealed to the general public to refrain from raising illegal constructions and get building plans approved for commercial and residential purpose and raise building according to approved building plan, failing which action as warranted under Jammu and Kashmir Control of Building Operation Act,1988 and other Acts in vogue viz. Jammu and Kashmir, Municipal Corporation Act, 2000, will be taken against the violators including sealing and demolition of the illegal structures.
“It is pertinent to mention that JMC has introduced Online Building Permission Systems (OBPS) which is very user friendly through which the residents can get their building plans approved within the shortest possible time at their door steps. Further JMC is in the process of introducing Online Building Permission with Auto DCR for further reducing manual intervention,” the handout reads.