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EWS Scheme: Two years on, JDA fails to allot land to poor

punjab Updated: Mar 08, 2017 15:53 IST
Harvinder Kaur
EWS Scheme

A vacant plot of land meant for economically weaker sections at Eldeco residential colony in Jalandhar.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)

The Jalandhar Development Authority (JDA) has failed in allotting land among the beneficiaries, who are economically weaker, even after two years.

It has been learned that the builders of Eldeco Jalandhar Pvt. Ltd of Eldeco Greens at Nakodar road had transferred around 2.3 acres of land in 2015 to the urban development department (JDA) but the latter failed to allot the same to the beneficiaries.

As per the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act 1995, the competent authority has instructed the said promoter company to keep 5% residential area reserved for person from economically weaker section (EWS) category.

The copy registry further mentions that the transferred land is free from all kinds of encumbrances and no litigation is pending on the said land.

As per the registry “The transferred land comprised Khasra (legal agricultural document) number 8/14, 17/1, 17/2, 23/2, 23/3, 24/1, 24/2, 25, 11//21, 12//1, 2/1, 9, 10, 13//2/2, 3/2, 4/2, 5/2, 5/2/1, 5/2/2, 6, 7/1, 17//1, 3/1, Khewat number (account number) 44, Khatauni number (register of all persons cultivating or otherwise occupying land in a village as prescribed according to Delhi Land Revenue rules) 58, situated at village Malko Tehsil Jalandhar-II.”

When contacted JDA chief administrator Harbir Singh said, “I am currently working in the position of a returning officer and can only talk about the matter after March 13.”

DC directs builders for transferring land to EWS

Deputy commissioner Kamal Kishor Yadav has recently directed all the city builders to transfer land to economically weaker section (EWS) as per the Punjab Apartment and Property Regulation Act 1995 that directs the builders to reserve five percent of the land for the economically weaker sections. DC Yadav has also asked JDA for a status report on the number of properties transferred to EWS.