Ranchi, Oct. 24: Chief Secretary Raj Bala Verma reviewed land acquisition department with all the ACs, district land acquisition officers, SAR court officers, departmental secretaries, land acquisition Additional Secretaries, IG registration and Joint Secretaries through video conferencing on Monday.
During the review, the CS said that 6,48,875.97 acres of land had been identified as suspicious settlement. These identified settlements have been classified and computerized. It is now clear that which class of people possess how much land.
The CS directed to match the social and economic data with suspicious settlements to ascertain how much land is possessed by landless people. The government is considering settlement of these lands with genuine landless people so that the illegitimate or suspicious land could be settled.
The department informed that 197 circles have been made online out of the 264. The CS directed to complete digitization work of the remaining circles by 7th November so that all circles could be made online by 15th November.
Around 709.22 acres of land has been provided to 122 applicants against total 342 applicants for 2605.14 acres of land. The CS directed the officials concerned to dispose the remaining applications in 15 days.
The CS said that the applications from the Industry department will be provided to ACs in a week. ACs will ensure land transfer in a week after getting consent from the DCs. After the first video conferencing held on 11th June last conducted by the CS, compensation worth Rs 3669.24 crore was distributed among the beneficiaries. More compensation worth Rs 1022.94 crore will be distributed in one month, she said.
It was also reported by the department that 68.702 acres of government land had been transferred by Dhanbad, Koderma, Giridih and Hazaribag for Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor and Rs. 45.05 crore has been distributed among the beneficiaries for acquisition of 235.039 acre rayyat land.
The ACs have been directed by the CS to pay the remaining compensation amount and the acquired government land should be transferred. She also directed to distribute the pending compensation amount against the Ganga bridge and Jal Marg Vikas Pariyojana.
Around 1113.385 acres of land has been transferred for Tori railway line project against 1137.845 acres of land. The remaining 24.46 acre land should be processed to acquire through the land acquisition act. A total of 1476 leases for 245.6408 acres of land have been renewed from 10461 khasmahal lease holders and Rs 5.24 crore has been collected as revenue. The remaining leases have been directed to be renewed.
The CS asked the officials concerned to dispose the pending mutation work within 30 days (without objection) and 90 days (with objection). She directed to dispose the pending cases with SAR court.