FC H&UDD reviews pendency of building permission cases in JMC

JAMMU: Financial Commissioner (FC), Housing & Urban Development Department (H&UDD), K B Agarwal Saturday took a review meeting with regard to the huge pendency of building permission cases in Jammu Municipal Corporation for want of NOCs from different line departments.

During the course of meeting, the Financial Commissioner, H&UDD directed the representatives of all the line departments to take a decision regarding issuance of NOCs pending with their respective departments within a week's time positively, as due to non-issuance of NOCs, the applicants are suffering. He further directed that if any of the line department fails to decide NOC pending with them within the stipulated time frame of one week, in that case, officer/official concerned will be liable for disciplinary action in terms of J&K Employees Conduct Rules.

He also advised the Commissioner, JMC to very judiciously contest the verdicts of the J&K Special Tribunal for accepting the compounding fee.

During the meeting, the JMC Commissioner apprised the Financial Commissioner about the proposal for construction of parking cum commercial complex underneath the Parade Ground while retaining play field on terrace and requested him to keep a token provision of Rs 40 crores for the project costing Rs 132.68 crores for funding under AMRUT or Smart City Funding.

The project will fulfill the long pending need of parking in the highly commercial adjoining area while continuing Parade Ground to be used as playfield. In this regard, he informed that High Court's permission will be taken before starting the project.

Besides, the Financial Commissioner of H&UDD and Pankaj Magotra (Commissioner, JMC), Anil Gupta (Secretary, H&UDD), Raj Kumar Katoch (MD, J&K Housing Board), Mumtaz Ali Chowdhary, (Additional Secretary, H&UDD), Narinder Khajuria (Additional Secretary, H&UDD) and officers from JMC, JDA, J&K Housing Board, PHE Department, PDD and Town Planning participated in the meeting.


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