DC Rajouri discusses implementation of Agricultural Land Conversion Rules

Excelsior Correspondent
RAJOURI, Feb 25: Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, Vikas Kundal today chaired a meeting of the District Level Committee to discuss the provisions and implementation of regulations regarding Agriculture Land Conversion for non- Agricultural purposes.
At the outset, the Additional Deputy Commissioner briefed the meeting regarding the services to be provided to the public through online mode. The District Informatics Officer acquainted the Officers with the steps involved in the process for granting/denying NoC in favour of the applicants through online mode.
It is pertinent to mention here that the new guidelines have been issued to regulate the uncontrolled conversion of agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes on the one hand and keep the developmental aspirations of the UT and the people on the other hand.
Speaking at the meeting, the DC directed concerned members to ensure timely issuance of NOCs to the applicants after proper verification of documents and rules under land conversion. He also advised the officers to get field certification before disposal of the applications.
He instructed concerned officers to issue IDs and Passwords to all officers for time-bound delivery of NOCs to the applicants. The DIO NIC informed that Login has been created and IDs and Passwords have already been communicated with the concerned Officers.
He also said that as it is covered under PSGA, so there shall be no laxity and every Officer concerned have to dispose of the case within the shortest possible time.
During the meeting, the DC enquired about the status of NOCs being issued in favour of the online applicants, the applications received online to date, besides their reporting and follow up status by the concerned departments.
The DIO NIC informed that two applications have been received and forwarded to concerned officers for NOCs.
The meeting was attended by ADC, Sachin Dev Singh, DFO, Dr Arshdeep Singh; DFO Nowshera, Neelima; CEO RDA, Vivek Puri, SE PWD, SE Jal Shakti, JP Singh, and GM DIC, Ashwani Sharma.