HC quashes benchmark land valuation in Khurda district
Dec 15, 2012
Source : The New Indian Express


Cuttack: In a significant judgment, the Orissa High Court on Friday quashed the benchmark valuation of land in Khurda district, including in Bhubaneswar, as fixed by the District Level Valuation Committee in July this year.

 A division bench of Chief Justice V Gopalagowda and Justice BK Mishra has directed the Chairman, District Level Valuation Committee, to fix the benchmark valuation of the district by a properly constituted committee as per the Orissa Stamp Rule in three months.

 So far as the closure of the Dist Sub-Registrar offices by the lawyers’ association and Deed Writers’ Association is concerned, the bench observed that they are a part of the democratic system and they should not have stopped the work in a Government office by preventing entry of general public while the matter was pending before the High Court. The bench advised not to resort to such kind of activities in future.

 Earlier, acting on a writ petition filed by Capital Bar Association, Bhubaneswar, through its Secretary Govind Pattnaik challenging the fixation of benchmark valuation for Khurda district, including in Bhubaneswar, the bench had heard the case and reserved its judgment.

 The petitioner had filed the PIL challenging the benchmark valuation of the land in Khurda district fixed by the District Level Valuation Committee on various grounds.

He alleged that while fixing the benchmark valuation of the land for the purpose of registration, the DLVC has not considered the objection filed by the Association. It has been further alleged that the authorities have also not adhered to the provisions of law properly and in respect of some areas, the valuation has been hiked exorbitantly.

 On the other hand, in the counter affidavit filed by the State, it was submitted that the DLVC has fixed the valuation keeping in view the price rise of the land in Bhubaneswar because of its developed status in all aspects.

 However, the bench found that the DLVC, which fixed the valuation was not properly constituted as required under law and accordingly directed to re-fixation by a properly constituted committee.


Latest Realty News

Land dilemma delays Puri slum rehab project
Dec 15, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Uncertainty looms large over implementation of Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) in Puri as the Railways is undecided whether or not to hand over its land to the state government to rehabilitate around 2,200 slum-dwellers, who have illegally constructed shanties on nearly 35 acre of land close to Puri railway station.
Skills deficit in Indian real estate
Dec 15, 2012
Development activity in India is at an all time high and is only expected to increase further, given the rate of urbanisation and expansion of satellite cities.
With approval of Land Acquisition Bill, housing prices will escalate further
Dec 15, 2012
NEW DELHI: Land prices will escalate leading to rise in housing price if the Land Acquisition Bill is passed by Parliament, real estate developers and property consultants have said.
HUPA for inclusion of affordable housing in infrastructure list
Dec 09, 2012
NEW DELHI: To provide cheaper houses for lower income groups, the ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation (HUPA) is working for the inclusion of affordable Housing in the infrastructure list.
A new cadre for Civic officials soon
Dec 09, 2012
Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Saturday announced a new cadre for the officials of the municipalities and notified area councils (NACs) so that better services could be provided to urban dwellers.
Ex-sub-registrar in Crime Branch net
Dec 09, 2012
BALASORE: The Crime Branch of police has arrested three retired government employees, including a former sub-registrar, in connection with irregularities during registration of land seven years ago.
Cuttack civic body to renovate 18th century mosque
Dec 09, 2012
CUTTACK: The ancient shrine of Qadam-I-Rasool is all set for a renovation by the Cuttack Municipal Corporation. The footprints of Prophet Mohammed are preserved in this mosque.
Odisha plans satellite township for Bhubaneswar
Dec 09, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: How about a modern integrated township with zero government investment and no land acquisition! The state government is planning to develop the proposed satellite township called South City on a 1200-acre land in the south-west corridor of the state capital under such a town planning scheme.
BMC moots online grievance redressal
Dec 07, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will soon give a proposal to Odisha Computer Application Centre (OCAC) to facilitate citizens post grievances online to the civic body.
Crackdown order on building norm violators
Dec 07, 2012
BHUBANESWAR: The state government has pulled up the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) for failing to curb violation of building regulations in the city.

Latest Realty News Of State

Realty Talk's