Roshi for mantris, darkness for public?


Roshi for mantris, darkness for public?
Unauthorised land of 2 ministers, ex-CM, others regularised under Roshi Act
KG News Desk
Srinagar, June 18: Jammu and Kashmir government has regularised the unauthorised land of two serving minister, former Chief Minister, ex-speaker and former MPs and legislators in Srinagar and Jammu divisions under the Roshi Act.
This information was given by Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Ahmad Bukhari in the Legislative Assembly. He said a total of over Rs 78.47 crore revenue has been generated on account of regularisation of unauthorised land under the Roshi Act.
he said unauthorised land of Minister for Finance at Gogjibagh and Minister for Health Bali Bhagat at Kishtwar had been regularised under the act.
Land of former Chief Minister Ghulam Mohammad Shah was also regularized at Magarmal Bagh, he said, adding others whose unauthorised land has been regularised in the Valley are former speaker Ghulam Mohuddin Malik at Samunder Bagh, former MLC K K Amla at M A Road, MLA Irfan Ahmad Shah Magarmal Bagh and former MP Dr Mehboob Afzal Beig at Nursinghgrah, Srinagar.
In Jammu former MLA and present MLC Sham Lal Bhagat at Assar Lilote in Doda, Prem Sagar former MLA Basohli and Moulvi Abdul Rashid ex MLA at Banihal. He said a total of over 52.21 crore revenue has been generated in the Kashmir valley while over Rs 24.25 crore in Jammu division.
However, the Minister said the revenue generated has not been bifurcated on the basis of authorised and unauthorised regularisation of the state land. However, most of the revenue generated in Srinagar and Jammu districts has been generated from regularisation of authorised or leased state and Nazool land.
The Minister said, the Empowered Committee has approved conferment of ownership rights for state land measures 487 kanals and 11 marlas and 126 square feet. Out of this land 327 kanals and 12 marlas have been regularized or transferred under the Roshi Act within the Srinagar district.
In Jammu, state land measuring 16 825 kanals and 5 marlas comprising of 4040 cases of beneficiaries have been regularised in tehsil Jammu, including the area under the limits of Jammu Municipal Corporation (JMC). Mr Bukhari said Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of ownership to the occupants) Act 2001 provides that the funds generated shall be utilized to finance power projects in the State.
All the revenue receipts go into the Consolidated Fund (CF) of the state and can be drawn out of it only after assent of the state legislature for its utilization, the reply by the minister said.