State housing board plans to take legal steps against 500 violators

  • | Sunday | 3rd December, 2023

Ranchi: The Jharkhand State Housing Board (JSHB) would initiate legal proceedings against the allottees who have taken the plots leased out by the board for residential purpose but illegally converted those into commercial establishments, an official said. Speaking to TOI on Saturday, JSHB chairman Sanjay Lal Paswan said they have issued notices to over 500 identified defaulters.Since assuming charge in July, I have ordered the verification of the allottees across the state. Over 500 notices have been sent toviolators across Ranchi, Hazaribag, Jamshedpur, Dhanbad, among others. The process is under way, he added.Sanjay said most of the defaulters havent replied to the notices served. We have served three notices to each of the violators. There is a provision to initiate legal proceedings, including cancellation of the allotments, against the violators in our court if the replies to the notices issued are not made or unsatisfactory, he said.The JSHB chairman said the major and most common violations relate to taking land for residential purposes but using those for commercial reasons. It has been a common and rampant practice across the state. Even in Ranchi, places like Harmu and Ashok Nagar are full of stark violations where plots allotted for the construction of houses/residential purpose have been turned into high-end malls or other commercial establishments, he said. Referring to the actions being taken against encroachments, Sanjay said they were surveying to identify the encroached areas and free them.We also published the following articles recentlyNo violation, we have not asked for votes: Karnataka deputy CM DK Shivakumar on EC notice over Telangana advertisementsKarnataka government disputes Election Commissions notice regarding advertisements in poll-bound Telangana; denies asking for votes; mentions welfare measures; opposition claims about non-implementation of guarantee schemes countered; Karnataka government defends itself; Election Commission issues notice for violation of Model Code of Conduct; asks for explanation from Karnataka government and disciplinary action against secretary-in-charge of Department of Information and Public Relations.The TOI+ election quiz: Guess who said thatThis article discusses the challenges of COVID-19 vaccine distribution. It highlights the importance of efficient and equitable distribution of vaccines. The article also emphasizes the need for global cooperation in addressing the distribution gaps. It mentions the role of government policies and infrastructure in ensuring successful vaccine distribution. Furthermore, it explores the potential impact of vaccine distribution on public health outcomes.MCD exempts house tax in residential areas across its rural jurisdictionDelhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi announced the exemption of house or property tax for residential areas in Delhis rural villages under MCDs jurisdiction. The exemption provides relief to rural residents. Commercial properties on approximately 2,168 roads under MCD notification will still pay property tax. The decision was made following a panchayat meeting where the issue of property tax in rural areas was discussed. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal commended the move.

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