Bhubaneswar: With an aim to resolve decades-old land dispute in Puri and Jatni area, the State Cabinet headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today approved the proposal of Revenue & Disaster Management Department for amendment of the Odisha Government Land Settlement Rules, 1983.
The amendment will be made to provide the manner for settlement of land earlier leased out by Puri Municipality under the Odisha Municipal Act, 1950 or under any other law which was in force at the time of granting of such lease, with the persons presently in occupation of such land, said Chief Secretary Pradeep Kumar Jena.
ACS Revenue & Disaster Management, Satyabrata Sahu was present during the Media Briefing.
The Cabinet has decided to lay procedure for conversion of lease-hold into free-hold of the Government land leased out for homestead purpose in favour of homestead-less persons in areas coming under the jurisdiction of Bhubaneswar Tahasil and Jatni Tahasil of Khordha district, he said.
It was also decided to enhance the annual family income limit of poor class people as specified under Rule 3 (3) (1) of the said Rules from the existing Rs.8,400 to Rs 3,00,000 and also to enhance the annual family income slab of middle class people as specified under Rule 3 (3) (ii) of the said Rules from the existing “between Rs.8,400 and Rs.30,000 to “between Rs 3,00,0001 and Rs.8,00,000.
“This will help resolve the long pending land issues of Puri Municipality and waste land lease for homestead purpose in Bhubaneswar and Jatni Tahasils of Khurda district,” the Chief Secretary stated.
The Cabinet, which approved a total of 10 proposals, has decided to exempt arrear Motor Vehicle tax and penalty pending against more than 50,000 vehicle owners who want to scrap and de-register their vehicles.
Similarly, the penalty will be exempted along with some portion of tax as per the age of vehicle, who wants to carry on their transport business by depositing the tax in concessional rate, he said.
Thereby, owners of old vehicles will come forward to scrap and deregister their vehicles. Similarly, the vehicle owners of less aged vehicles who want to carry on their businesses will be able to deposit the tax at concessional rates.
At the end, very old vehicles will be out of road, the defaulting vehicle owners will be benefited to a great extent and ultimately, the Government will be able to recover a substantial amount, Jena said.
Similarly, the Secondary Board High School, Cuttack will be taken over by the State Government with effect from 1 January 2024 to provide infrastructural development as well as quality education in the school.
For better appreciation of the common man, it was decided to substitute the word Chief Administrative Officer in place of “Sheristadar” in the Orissa District and Civil Courts Non-Judicial Staff Services (Method of Recruitment and Conditions of Service) Rules, 2008.