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Posted at: Jan 12, 2017, 2:12 AM; last updated: Jan 12, 2017, 2:15 AM (IST)

UT okays new land allotment policy

Non-residential land only on leasehold basis
UT okays new land allotment policy

Ramkrishan Upadhyay

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, January 11

After a gap of over 12 years, the UT Administration has come out with a new scheme for the allotment of land to various organisations in Chandigarh, repealing the policy announced in 2005.

Sources said the scheme, named “Allotment of land to various bodies, associations, trusts, organisations of religious, charitable, cultural, social, government, semi-government and autonomous bodies on leasehold basis scheme-2017”, had laid down strict criteria for the allotment of land.

Under the policy, all non-residential properties will be allotted only on a leasehold basis.

Land for all other purposes will also be allotted on a leasehold basis. No land will allotted for guest houses or transit camps to any government, public sector undertaking or any other government organisation. Land to political parties will be allotted at a price which will be the average of the auction price fetched in the past three auction years of residential properties in Chandigarh.

For institution/society /trust associations of religious, charitable and cultural organisations, the following conditions have been laid: The institution should have been in existence for at least five years at the time of submitting the application, the institution must be registered in Chandigarh under the Societies Registration Act and must be in the possession of sufficient funds to meet the cost of land and construction of building for its use.

The land for institutional purposes, including activities related to the field of art, culture, social, health, sports, music and charitable purposes, will be allotted through the system of limited auction. For such types of allotment, the average of the auction price of residential properties fetched in the auctions held in the past three auction years will be the reserve price or the minimum price for the allotment.

The sources said with the scheme, the allotment process, which had almost come to a standstill during the five-and-a-half-year tenure of former UT Administrator Shivraj V Patil, was likely to start once again.

An officer said the policy was aimed at bringing transparency in the allotment of land.

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