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Schemes being implemented on government land sans prior approval

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  18 July 2017 12:00 AM GMT

FROM A CORRESPONDENT

GORESWAR, July 17: According to the letter number RSS 1991/2016/2 issued by PK Tiwari, Principal Secretary, Government of Assam, Revenue and Disaster Magement Department, dated February 2, 2017 memo no. RSS.1991/2016-A, some departments of the Assam Government are allegedly implementing schemes on government land sans prior approval of the government. As a result, there have been cases where such schemes are seen implemented even on VGR and PGR land in spite of the Supreme Court’s judgment in civil appeal No.1132/2011@SLP(C) No 3109/2011 (Jagpal Singh-Vs-The state of Punjab and others) regarding eviction of illegal uuthorized occupants from village common land.

Hence, the Principal Secretary of the Government of Assam has appealed in this regard to all commissioners and secretaries, all administrative Departments, all Deputy Commissioners as well as all subdivisiol officers (civil) concerned to ensure that no government scheme is implemented on government land sans prior approval of the DC in cases where he is competent to allot government land and the prior approval of the government in Revenue and Disaster Magement Department, including all other cases as well.

Implementation of any scheme on VGR and PGR without prior approval of the government in Revenue and Disaster Magement Department may invite contempt of the Supreme Court’s judgment cited above.

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