The Madras High Court on Friday observed that the enormity of the number of cases of illegal constructions was astounding showing complete failure of the system, where people seem to be making constructions as they like without any fear of consequences.
The First Bench of Chief Justice S.K. Kaul and Justice M. Sundar made the observation after perusing the affidavits filed by the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA), the Chennai Corporation and the report of the amicus curiae.
The issue pertains to a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) petition moved by “Traffic” K.R. Ramaswamy seeking action against unauthorised construction in and around George Town area in Chennai.
When the PIL came up for hearing the amicus curiae submitted that the authorities have received 65,529 applications for regularisation under 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 schemes. Pointing out that 86 per cent of the applications were rejected, amicus curiae V. Suresh said: “This, in turn, would require a massive action, but the enforcement action has been comparatively sparse, thus, the violators have continued to have sway.”
He further pointed out that in the past 19 years, only 156 illegal constructions have been demolished by the CMDA at an average of eight demolitions per year while they grant plan approvals at an average of 500 to 600 buildings per year. As to the vacancies in the CMDA, which was also pointed out by the amicus curiae as a major reason for the inaction, the Bench directed the State government to file an affidavit explaining the time period within which the vacancies would be filled.
“As far as vacancies in Chennai Corporation are concerned, it is stated that the recruitment process is at interview stage and there are stated to be some interim orders of this court. On our query to verify the facts, the matter was passed over and now it is confirmed that there was no interim order. We thus, direct that steps be taken for holding the interview within two weeks,” the judges added. The Bench then posted the PIL to January 23, 2017 for further hearing.
The Karnataka High Court on Monday ordered issue of notices to the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike and others on a PIL petition, which is seeking a direction for laying down a procedure for the systematic monitoring of the construction of buildings to check the alleged violation of norms.
A Division Bench, comprising acting Chief Justice Subhro Kamal Mukherjee and Justice B.V. Nagarathna, passed the order on the petition filed by Satya Achayya and others.
Complaining that their representations on illegal constructions fell on deaf ears of civic authorities, the petitioner claimed that a “mafia” of developer was indulging in constructing buildings illegally and selling it to the public.
The petitioner have sought a direction for laying down a procedure for periodic inspection of every construction site after the sanction of plans and the maintenance of inspection records in writing and observations made by the inspecting officers.
BBMP CORPORATOR HAS FILED A PIL IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA AND THE CHIEF JUSTICE HAS DIRECTED THE COURT TO ISSUE EMERGENT NOTICE TO THE CHIEF SECRETARY, TO FILE HIS OBJECTION BY NEXT MONDAY.
THE LAW WILL TAKE ITS COURSE AND THE BILLIONERS WITH BAGS FULL OF MONEY WILL PLAY THE GAME AND ?????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA HAS ISSUED NOTICES TO THE CENTER AND THE STATE GOVERNMENT ON A PIL FILED BY MR.HIREMUTT, ON THE RECOVERY OF THE GOVERNMENT LANDS AND ACTION PROPOSED TO BE TAKEN ON THE IRREGULARITIES.
THE PIL IS FILED ON THE BASIS OF THE A.T.RAMASWAMY COMMITTEE REPORT AND THE STF REPORT HEADED BY SRI.V.BALASUBRAMANIAN.I.A.S.(RETD).
THE NEW GOVERNMENT MIGHT TAKE SERIOUS NOTE OF THE ISSUE AND TAKE STRICT ACTION AGAINST THE OFFENDERS AND ENCROACHERS.
SOME ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED (CLAIMED TO BE)GATED COMMUNITIES VALUED OVER RS500 TO RS800 CRORES AND APARTMENTS BUILT ON INDUSTRIAL LANDS IN PATTANDUR AGRAHARA WILL BE REEXAMINED AND ULTIMATELY THE GOVERNMENT WILL RECOVER SUCH PROPERTIES.
HAD THE BUYERS WERE DILIGENT AND CONDUCTED THOROUGH A ENQUIRY INTO THE TITLES AND THE COMPLIANCE, BEFORE THE PURCHASE, WOULD NOT HAVE LANDED IN THIS SITUATION?
A PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION WAS FILED IN THE HIGH COURT AND THE COURT MIGHT DIRECT THE GOVERNMENT TO INITIATE ACTION AS PER THE RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE A.T.RAMASWAMY COMMITTEE REPORT AND STF REPORT FILED BY SRI.V.BALASUBRAMANIAN.
A GROUP OF LAW ABIDING CITIZENS WHO WERE CONCERNED WITH THE ILLEGAL OCCUPATION AND ENCROACHMENT OF BDA, KHB, KIADB, GOMALA AND GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES/LAND ACROSS THE STATE, HAVE FILED A PUBLIC INTEREST LITIGATION IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA SEEKING A DIRECTION FROM THE COURT FOR THE RECOVERY AND PUNITIVE ACTION AGAINST THE OFFENDERS.
MANY HI-FI GOVT LANDS OCCUPIED/ENCROACHED/UNDER POSSESSION WITH THE HELP OF MANIPULATED DOCUMENTS BY THE MIGHTY/RICH/POWERFUL GROUPS, LAND MAFIA, LANDS ENCROACHED BY ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS, BDA PROPERTIES ILLEGALLY OCCUPIED AND SOLD(MANY OF THESE HAVE BBMP KATHAS- A PARADOX- ABOUT 2000 ACRES OR OVER 20000 TO 40000 SITES) AND INDUSTRIAL LANDS CONVERTED ILLEGALLY BY THE BUILDERS FOR RESIDENTIAL PURPOSES, ARE THE HIGH VALUE AND HIGH END PROPERTIES, WHICH MUST BE RECOVERED AND ALL THESE POWERFUL(FRAUDS AND CHEATS) MUST BE MADE TO COOL THEIR HEELS IN JAIL. IT IS ALSO CLEAR THAT ALL THE BUYERS OF THESE PROPERTIES HAVE BOUGHT THESE PROPERTIES AT THROWAWAY PRICES, AS THEY ARE AWARE OF THE FACTS OF THE PROPERTIES.
IT IS ALSO FELT BY A GROUP OF CITIZENS, THAT THE MOST INFAMOUS REGULARISATION SCHEME `AKRAMA-SAKRMA` MUST BE PUT ON HOLD AND GOVERNMENT MUST NOT REGULARISE SUCH VIOLATION AND DEVIATION.