|Written by Administrator|
|Monday, 02 April 2012 12:27|
The deadline for the conversion of nazul land into freehold at the old circle rate of year 2000 has been extended to 30th September 2012.
Under a significant land reform policy by the former BJP-led state government, only those who have been occupants of nazul land before November 9, 2011 and could not convert their occupied nazul land into freehold so far may do so on the basis of the circle rates of land in force as on November 9, 2000.
Such occupants were supposed to deposit 25 per cent of the freehold cost of the land in respective banks by 31st March but many have not converted it into freehold so far. Therefore, for convenience of general public, Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna has extended the deadline for another six months.
Ever since the inception of the State, the process of converting nazul land into freehold category has been quite slow. The significant decision to freehold such land was taken by former Chief Minister B.C. Khanduri. All over the state nazul land has been under forcible possession and the government was getting no benefit from it. By making nazul land freehold, government can earn quite a bit of revenue. It is for this reason that the state government has made a provision to make it freehold many times. In spite of this, people are not interested to make it freehold. Now the government has extended the last date by six more months to give people one more chance to make the nazul land freehold.