CONVERSION OF `B` KATHA TO `A` KATHA IN BANGALORE


The BBMP has proposed to regularise or legitimise the B katha by collecting FEE and issuing the regular A Katha and the subject is before the Government for its approval.

There are some complications in this process.  As the subject is before the Hon`ble Supreme Court, the Government may attract serious rebuttal from the Apex Court and All the B katha sites cannot be converted into A Katha due to various other issues and even, if the BBMP regularises it, it may be difficult to sanction building plans.

Hence, it is advised to be careful before the purchase of B katha and the converted A Katha.

BARGAIN TIME FOR HOME BUYERS


The Real Estate Market might get stabilised by the beginning of 2018 after the lull due to demonetisation, GST and RERA.

The new launches have come down drastically.

The builders are offering 0% interest and host of other facilities and amenities to attract the Home buyers in Home Melas.

There are huge unsold stocks (apartments and sites) lying with all the builders and hence, by 2018, IT IS BARGAIN TIME.  The other benefits include decreased interest rates, but, it is beneficial for self-occupation.

The rent yield after deducting all expenses and taxes is between 1% to 5% P.A., but, if there is a dispute or litigation with the tenant, or there is a vacancy for few months, the rent yield will be wiped out and there will be a negative benefit.

High-end villas, Apartments, and Properties are not in much demand.  There is a moderate demand for the apartments in the ranges between Rs.25 lakhs to Rs.50 Lakhs.

It is also said that there are over 1,50,000 UNSOLD apartments and over 50,000 new ones are underway and thus a total stock of over 2,00,000 apartments remain unsold as inventory with the builders by the end of 2018, which will be a boon to homebuyers to negotiate and bargain the best prices ever at a cheaper interest rate.

DO NOT BUY UNAUTHORISED APARTMENTS, B KATHA APARTMENTS, ILLEGAL BUILDINGS AND NEVER TRANSACT WITH AGENTS WITH CRIMINAL BACKGROUND.

There are tooooooooo many offers ONLINE and beware and be careful to transact with such sellers/agents.

For safe buying:

1). Choose RERA approved projects.

2). Buy and transact directly with reputed builders who have a very good rating and goodwill.

3). There are toooooo many agents, trying to sell on behalf of these leading builders, but they have a percentage of profit. Avoid them for your own sake.

4). Transact or contact RERA APPROVED AGENTS. Check for their background before contacting them. Do not contact Agents with political contacts and criminal background.

5). All the negotiation, transaction and payments only through CHEQUES OR ONLINE and obtain receipts for the same.  

6). Do not sign any MOU or Agreement before the completion of the entire process.

7). Never make any payment to anyone before the completion of the entire process of the sale agreement.

8). NO CASH TRANSACTION OR DO NOT BUY ANYTHING FOR CASH or PAY CASH TO ANY PERSON OR MARKETING FIRM OR BUILDER OR AGENT.

9). Conduct a thorough and diligent examination and verification of all the title documents and approvals, before entering into any AGREEMENT.

10). NEVER BUY B KATHA PROPERTIES, because it is cheap or comparatively cheaper than the others, but there WILL BE A CATCH

AKRAMA – SAKRAMA – UPDATE – A NEW YEAR GIFT FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE REGULARISATION OF VIOLATION AND DEVIATION


AKRAMA – SAKRAMA – UPDATE – A NEW YEAR GIFT FROM THE GOVERNMENT FOR THE REGULARISATION OF VIOLATION AND DEVIATION

The Government of Karnataka will notify the AKRAMA-SAKRAMA Scheme, may be from 02-01-2017 and the applications can be submitted till April, 2017.

In a bid to thwart any attempt to bring in a STAY ORDER, the Government has submitted a CAVEAT in the Supreme Court of India.

The Scheme will be enforced subject to the Supreme Court directives.

It is estimated that there are over 10,00,000 properties which have deviated from the sanctioned building plan and over few lakh sites which are in the revenue belt and DC Converted in unauthorised layouts.

B katha sites, if, eligible can regularise and the buildings with a deviation and violation of 50% in case of residential buildings and 25% in case of commercial buildings can be regularised under this scheme.

The state government on Saturday decided to invite applications from property owners for regularisation of illegal properties within the limits of the Bruhat Bangalore Mahangara Palike (BBMP).

A high-level meeting of BBMP, BDA and Urban Development department chaired by CM Siddaramaiah resolved to give four months time to the public to submit their applications for regularisation.

The state government, after resolving a few technical issues within the scheme, has finally decided to issue an official notification inviting applications from the public. Addressing media persons, Bengaluru Development Minister KJ George said, “The government has set a deadline of four months to submit applications by the public. Those properties built before 19 October 2013 are eligible for regularisation.” Elaborating further, George said, “There will not be any change in the fee structure which is based on the guidance value of the property.

All residential properties with 50 per cent deviation and commercial properties with 25 per cent deviation will be eligible to apply under the scheme.

Public can submit their applications online as well as manually at BBMP offices. Any property, which has deviation and had failed to apply under the scheme, will be mapped and mercilessly demolished after the end of the deadline.”

 

 

UPDATE ON AKRAMA AND SAKRAMA


The Bangalore City Minister, The Commissioner, BBMP and officials held a meeting and discussed about the process and procedures to enforce the Akrama – Sakrama scheme and it was learnt that the cut-off date may be extended and the 2013 (old) guidance value may be set as the value parameter and the procedures to be adopted for the regularisation.

If the VIOLATERS, does not submit the application within 3 months, the Government may cut off power and water supply to such properties, to pressurise the violators to tow in the line.

 

Conversion of B katha to A katha


The B Katha owners are very lucky that the katha is being regularised or converted to A katha and are thinking, just by paying the charges, it could be done.

Wait and follow the procedures.

The Government is coming out with the new notification and guidelines soon.

Every B katha cannot be regularised or converted.  Only those eligible are regularised.  Even, if the katha is regularised, based on misrepresentation of facts or lies or false declarations, it will STANDS CANCELLED, once it is scrutinised.

AKRAMA – SAKRAMA UPDATE


The Government may notify the scheme with complete details in a fortnight, making changes of the date from which the notification will come into effect.

Majority of the B kathas will be regularised.  But, Majority of the buildings which have large scale violation beyond the prescribed limits CANNOT BE REGULARISED, even if they have A katha, obtained by misrepresentation of facts and false details.

But, the scheme will be challenged in the Supreme Court by the interested parties.

 

REGULARISATION OF B KATHA – IF IT IS LEGAL AND DC CONVERTED


B-Katha can be regularised under the Akrama Sakrama Scheme,  if it is legal and if it is DC Converted for Residential use(Genuine) and get A katha in BBMP limits.

We provide comprehensive service for multiple sites or layouts conversion or regularisation of B Katha Sites and properties (Genuine owner, Genuine Title, Clear documents, without litigations) to A Katha. No Free Queries and No Free Consultations.

A NEWS REPORT ON THE REVENUE SITES – BE CAREFUL


A NEWS REPORT ON REVENUE SITES –  WATCH OUT

Last week, the High Court quashed the government orders of 2009 barring registration of Revenue sites/ properties.

Though the State government allowed registration of B Khata properties in the city and e-Khata properties in gramthana areas in December 2013, unapproved layouts and those in the green belt, on the city’s outskirts were not given e-khata, and hence were not registered.

Such property holders in unapproved layouts, green belts and non-converted land can now get their properties legally registered, without the requirement of e-khata or any such additional document.

While there is no official statistic on the number of such revenue pockets in the city, estimates vary from 50,000 sites to over one lakh plots, which are expected to flood the realty market.

The HC quashed the 2009 order saying sub-registrars have no powers to seek any document not stipulated under the Stamps and Registration Act.

However, a former revenue official involved with the 2009 orders said that they were promulgated to prevent mushrooming of unauthorised revenue pockets, especially in the green belt.

The problem is most severe in the newly added 110 villages and other outlying areas of the city, especially in the BDA area outside BBMP jurisdiction,  “Many private layouts have come up even in the green zones in these areas. These have neither got a conversion of land use nor are their layout plans approved,” he said.

But now, it would be tough to control mushrooming of unauthorised revenue pockets, the revenue official said. “Registration doesn’t guarantee title of a property.

This means the buyers will be taken for a ride by revenue layout developers, cheating them with illegal sites, buildings violating bylaws, which may affect the buyer at a later date,” the official said.

 

DO NOT BUY ILLEGAL, UNAUTHORISED AND BUILDINGS WITH VIOLATION AND DEVIATION


The tempting price offered by the sellers of properties, which are illegal, irregular with blatant violation of all the laws, is bought with bank loans.

It is not advisable to buy a property only on the basis of the price.  Be careful about the seller, developer, agent, bank and the land owner.  Check the property titles and all the related approvals, before paying the token advance to the sellers.

The agents and the sellers mesmerise the buyers with sweet talk and convince them that such illegal and unauthorised properties can be regularised under the Akarama –  Sakrama scheme.  90% of such properties are not eligible for regularisation.  Beware and Be – Careful.

 

BOUGHT A PROPERTY WITH DEFECTIVE TITLES OR DISCREPANCY OR VIOLATION OR DEVIATION OR FAKE DOCUMENTS ? DO NOT WORRY


Many properties with title defects and discrepancy, building plan violation, zonal violation, fake or manipulated licenses or approvals had been sold to innocent buyers.

Buyers, who had been cheated, can substantiate their case in the court of law and seek relief from the court and initiate appropriate proceedings against the offenders.  But, in our system, this process takes its own sweet time, due to such delays, the buyers are unwillingly compelled not to take or initiate any action against the cheats and frauds.  But, the buyers must take appropriate action at the right time, if not, legal relief might not be available.

Legal remedy is available to the affected and the buyers need to take swift and stern action against the seller.

DEMOLITION, RECOVERY, ENCROACHMENT, A KATHA, B KATHA, E KATHA, NO KATHA ETC


WAY BACK IN 1960`S TO 1980`S, THE PROPERTY PURCHASE WAS USUALLY DONE THROUGH KNOWN PERSONS OR CHANNELS OR NEIGHBOURS AND THERE WAS NOT MUCH OF “HOME LOANS” AT BANGALORE AND DUE TO THE SUDDEN DEVELOPMENT, THE PRICES SPIRALLED AND THE TOUTS STARTED THE MISCHIEF WITH MANIPULATED-FAKE-BOGUS-WRONG REPRESENTATIONS-FACTS OF THE PROPERTY CONCEALED- TO MAKE MORE MONEY.

THE RESULT OF THIS FAKE DOCUMENTATION IS : DEMOLITION & LITIGATION.

IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT EVEN DURING 1960`S AND 1970`S, THAT NOBODY USE TO BUILD ANYTHING NEAR THE LAKES, UNDER ELECTRICITY LINES,NEAR RAJA KALUVE AND EVEN ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES.

THE SPROUTING OF DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS, LAND MAFIA, TOUTS AND FRAUDSTERS PAVED THE WAY FOR ALL THE ILLEGALITIES.

IN 2012/13, DUE TO ABNORMAL DEMAND `B`KATHA CREATED, MOST OF THE PROPERTIES UNDER THIS CATEGORY HAS ITS OWN FLAWS, THE GOVERNMENT, EVOLVED A FOOLPROOF SYSTEM TO ISSUE `E` KATHA – ELECTRONIC MODE KATHA IN FORM NO.9 AND 11A AS PER THE DIRECTIVES OF HIGH COURT, THUS PUTTING AN END TO THE AGE OLD MANUAL KATHA.

EVEN, KATHA`S ARE NOT FOOLPROOF, AS IT IS ISSUED BY THE REVENUE AUTHORITY, BY SCRUTINISING THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THEM AND IN SOME OF THE CASES, FAKE DOCUMENTS, BOGUS DOCUMENTS, FALSE STATEMENTS, CONTENTS TWISTED DOCUMENTS, FABRICATED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED, WHICH CANNOT BE OR COULD NOT BE VERIFIED NOT AUTHENTICATED AND KATHA IS ISSUED ON THE BASIS OF MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS.

MANY BUYERS ARE UNDER THE CONCEPT AND IMPRESSION THAT A KATHA DELIVERS THEM GOOD AND MARKETABLE TITLES. IT IS NOT SO. IT HAS TO BE EXAMINED- HOW THE KATHA IS OBTAINED? WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED? WHETHER APPROPRIATE AND APPLICABLE TAXES, CHARGES AND LEVIES ARE PAID OR NOT? WHETHER, ALL STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLIED WITH IT OR NOT?

IN A CASE, AT BELLANDUR(CLOSE TO RING ROAD), IN A TOP END APARTMENT OF A FAMOUS BUILDER, THE RESIDENTS OR THE OWNERS(PRESENT), NOW, ARE PAYING BETTERMENT CHARGES TO GET THE KATHA OF THE PROPERTIES, AS SOME OF THE BANKS ARE DEMANDING THE KATHA AND SOME ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SALES.  THEY CANNOT WAIT FOR THE BUILDER TO PAY –  ARE IN A HURRTY – FORCED TO SHELL DOWN THEIR MONEY TO GET THE KATHA.

`A` KATHA, EC, BANK LOAN, BESCOM CONNECTION, BWSSB CONNECTION,PAYMENT OF TAXES AND TOP BUILDER`S NAME OR GOODWILL DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST.

SOME OF OUR READERS WERE VERY ANGRY AND VENT OUT THEIR FEELINGS AND VIEWS STATING THAT THEY HAVE REGISTERED SALE DEED, THE TITLES WERE GOOD AND  LEGAL 15 YEARS BACK AND HOW IT IS NOT LEGAL TODAY. IT WAS NEVER LEGAL. EVEN THE SUB-REGISTRAR CANNOT REGISTER SUCH PROPERTIES, WHICH ARE IN REVENUE LANDS. IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT AGRICULTURE LAND CANNOT BE BIFURCATED AND SOLD AND IT IS ILLEGAL.  EVEN THE DC CONVERTED SITE DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST WITHOUT PROPER APPROVALS FROM THE CONCERNED TOWN PLANNING AUTHORITY.  THE DC CONVERSION ORDERS ISSUED WAY BACK IN 1970`S AND 1980`S HAD CONDITIONS LAID IN ITS ORDERS THAT THE PROPERTIES WHICH ARE CONVERTED MUST OBTAIN CLEARANCE AND APPROVALS FROM THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES AND ONLY AFTER OBTAINING SUCH CLEARANCE AND APPROVALS, THE MARKETABLE TITLES ARE CONFERRED.  THE MOST IMPORTANT CONDITION IN EVERY ORDER IS THAT IN THE EVENT OF “NON-COMPLIANCE” OF ANY OF THE CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF DC CONVERSION ORDER AND ACTION WILL BE INITIATED TO DEMOLISH ANY BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WHICH HAVE COME UP ON SUCH PROPERTIES AND THE EXPENDITURE INCURRED TOWARDS SUCH DEMOLITION WILL BE RECOVERED FROM THE OWNER AS REVENUE ARREARS.  THE USE OF SUCH LAND REVERT TO THE ORIGINAL USE, IN CASE OF NON-COMPLIANCE OF ANY OF THE CONDITIONS.  THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWERS TO DEMOLISH SUCH STRUCTURES WITHOUT INTIMATION.

BUT, THE BUYERS IN A BID TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY, HAS MISREPRESENTED THE FACTS BEFORE THE SUB-REGISTRAR AND GET THE DOCUMENTS REGISTERED.  IN THE SAME MANNER, THE KATHA IS ALSO OBTAINED.

NOW THE BUYERS ASK THE QUESTION? HOW DID SUB-REGISTRAR REGISTERED THE DOCUMENT? FACTS ARE TWISTED AND MISREPRESENTED AND THE BUYER/SELLER PAID XXXXX TO THE TOUT/AGENT TO GET THE SALE DEED REGISTERED AND AGAIN GETS THE KATHA IN THE SAME MANNER, GET THE POWER AND WATER CONNECTION AND PAY THE TAXES, FINALLY, WHEN IT IS DEMOLISHED, THE PROPERTY OWNER GRUMBLES AND CRIES.  

TITLES MUST BE CLEAR WITH MARKETABLE TITLES, ALONG WITH AUTHENTIC KATHA AND ALL STATUTORY APPROVALS, LICENSES, CC,OC AND POSSESSION.

IT IS SAD TO NOTE THAT MANY POOR PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOUSES IN THE RECENT DEMOLITION, WERE COMPLAINING THAT THEY HAVE `A` OR `B` KATHA, TAX PAID RECEIPTS, BESCOM CONNECTION, BWSSB CONNECTION AND REGISTERED SALE DEED. 

IT IS VERY SAD THAT THE HOUSES OF POOR ARE DEMOLISHED AND THE RICH GO SCOT FREE WITH LITIGATION FOR COUPLE OF YEARS AND THE NOTORIOUS BUILDER WHO STOLE THE GOVERNMENT LAND AND ROAD IS HAPPILY ROAMING AROUND AND SELLING HIS PROPERTIES.

THE COMMON STATEMENT MADE BY THE TOUTS, AGENTS AND THE BUILDERS IS THAT “THERE IS 90% DEVIATION EVERYWHERE, HAS THE GOVERNMENT GOT THE GUTS TO DEMOLISH? NO CHANCE” YOU CAN HAPPILY BUY AND IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, WE WILL BE THERE- BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU(THE BUYERS) WILL NOT BE THERE.

HENCE, CONDUCT DUE DILIGENT ENQUIRY AND EXAMINATION INTO ALL THE ASPECTS AND THEN PROCEED TO BUY. NO HURRY. IF YOU HURRY, WORRY WILL TAKE OVER.

SOME ARGUMENTS WITHOUT LEGAL SANCTITY AT THE PLACE OF DEMOLITION


BBMP HAS GIVEN US A KATHA?

HOW CAN BBMP GIVE A KATHA FOR THE ENCROACHED OR GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES?

DOCUMENTS ARE FABRICATED OR FAKE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE BBMP AND PAID xxxxx TO GET THE KATHA.  ANY PERMISSION, KATHA, LICENSE, APPROVAL OBTAINED BY SUBMITTING FAKE OR BOGUS OR FABRICATED DOCUMENTS AND IF THE FACTS ARE TWISTED OR MISREPRESENTED, AUTOMATICALLY, WITHOUT NOTICE AND INTIMATION THE KATHA  “STANDS CANCELLED”.  HENCE THIS KATHA HAS TO BE EXAMINED THOROUGHLY AND REVENUE DOCUMENTS ARE SECONDARY TITLE DOCUMENTS, THOUGH, THEY ARE IMPORTANT, DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST. 

BESCOM HAS GIVEN US CONNECTION.

BESCOM IS A MERCHANT ESTABLISHMENT, THOUGH OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT, IS A SUPPLIER OF ELECTRICITY FOR A TARIFF(PRICE).  THE ELECTRICITY CONNECTION IS PROVIDED BASED ON THE ABOVE STATED KATHA, WHICH IS IRREGULAR OR ILLEGAL, CANNOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST. HENCE THIS AVERMENT DOES NOT STAND THE LEGAL VALIDATION.

BWSSB- CAUVERY WATER CONNECTION – IS ALSO A PUBLIC UTILITY AND A PROVIDER OF WATER FOR A TARIFF AND ANY CONNECTION OR SUPPLY DOES NOT ENTITLE THE PRECIPITANT ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST.

KATHA MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED ON AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE DOCUMENTS WITHOUT CONTRADICTING ANY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE LAW, LIKE KARNATAKA MUNICIPALITY ACT, KARNATAKA LAND REVENUE ACT, KTCP ACT, KARNATAKA LAND REFORMS ACT, RDPR ACT, BDA/BMRDA ACT AND OTHER APPLICABLE AND RELEVANT ACTS. 

HENCE, A THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF KATHA AND HOW IT IS OBTAINED AND THE BASIS ON WHICH IT IS OBTAINED IS ALSO CRUCIAL TO VALIDATE THE TITLES.

70% OF THE PROPERTY RECOVERED AND DEMOLISHED AT SARAKKI, ITTAMADU AND CHIKKALASANDRA HAD `B` KATHA


THE PROPERTIES DEMOLISHED AND THE LANDS RECOVERED BY THE DISTRICT ADMINISTRATION HAD “NO KATHA” OR “B” KATHA OR “MANUAL KATHA” OR “VP KATHA”, WHICH DOES NOT ENDORSE LEGALITY NOR ANY TITLE.

WHY `B` KATHA PROPERTY MUST NOT BE BOUGHT?

THE TITLES WILL NOT BE CLEAR AND CLEAN.

THE CONSTRUCTED BUILDING MIGHT NOT BE AS PER THE SANCTIONED BUILDING PLAN.

THE BUILDING PLAN MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITY.

THERE MIGHT HAVE BEEN DISCREPANCY, DEFECT AND AMBIGUITY IN RIGHT, TITLE AND POSSESSION.

HENCE, IT IS NOT SAFE AND SECURE TO BUY `B` KATHA PROPERTIES.

DID YOU CHECK AND VERIFY THE VAT TAX, SERVICE TAX, BESCOM DEPOSIT AND BWSSB DEPOSIT CHARGED BY THE SELLER/DEVELOPER ?


ONE OF OUR READER HAS DONE A CALCULATION OF VALUE ADDED TAX, SERVICE TAX, BESCOM DEPOSIT, BWSSB DEPOSIT, LEGAL CHARGES, GENERATOR CHARGES, STAMP DUTY AND REGISTRATION FEES, WHICH WORKS OUT AT OVER 20% OF THE STATED OR QUOTED PRICE OF THE PROPERTY, APART FROM THE CHARGES PAID OR PAYABLE FOR OBTAINING THE BANK LOAN, WHICH MAY BE ANOTHER 1/2% OR 1%.

IN SOME CASES, THESE CHARGES AMOUNTED TO OVER 25% AND 75% OF THE CASES, THE BUYERS DO NOT HAVE KATHA FROM BBMP, STILL HAVE TO REMIT THE BETTERMENT CHARGES AND PAY THE KATHA FEE, WHICH WORKS OUT AT APPROXIMATELY AT 1%.

Many of the buyers are under the wrong impression and notion that the approval or sanction of BANK LOAN will confer the best right, title and interest of the property.  IT IS WRONG. 

TAKE CARE. CHECK THE CHARGES. DEMAND THE BILLS. DEMAND THE RECEIPTS. 

ILLEGAL OR UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTION – APARTMENTS – B KATHA – READ THIS NEWSPAPER ARTICLE AND THE SUPREME COURT DIKAT – DEMOLITION MAN WILL BE AT THE DOORS OF UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTION – EVEN IF HE IS A CABINET MINISTER !! BUYING AN APARTMENT WITH VIOLATIONS – ENJOY DEMOLITION


IF A MINISTER BUILDS OR CONSTRUCTS A BUILDING VIOLATING THE SANCTIONED BUILDING PLAN, HE HAS TO FACE THE MUSIC AND THE DEMOLITION MAN KNOCKING AT HIS DOORS !!!!

VIOLATION IS A VIOLATION, WHETHER IT IS COMMITTED BY THE MINISTER OR ORDINARY CITIZEN AND THE RULE IS THE SAME FOR EVERYONE!!!

BUYING AN APARTMENT OR SITE WITHOUT PROPER SANCTION, APPROVAL AND CLEARANCE, ANY DAY, THE BUYER HAS TO FEEL THE HEAT AND PAY FOR THE MISTAKES!!!

DARE TO BUY ONE!!! ENJOY THE MUSIC OF DEMOLITION !!!!!!

An adverse ruling by SC in the contempt of court petition filed by activist Nagalakshmi could make the railway minister’s position in the NarendraModi Cabinet untenable

Union railway minister D V Sadananda Gowda’s construction of a five-storey complex at a residential plot in HSR Layout, 3rd Phase has returned to haunt him. Activist Nagalakshmi Bai, 51, who had dragged Sadananda Gowda and his former cabinet colleague and present Sringeri MLA, D N Jeevaraj, to the Karnataka High Court, filed a contempt petition against them in the Supreme Court on Aug 5, 2014. The court has posted the matter for November 11.

“The Railway Minister and his former colleague Jeevaraj have wilfully disobeyed the Supreme Court order which had restrained any further construction at the site and structure in question. But they have gone ahead with construction and other activities at the site. As it is a major violation, I have brought the same to the notice of the Supreme Court through the contempt notice,” Nagalakshmi Bai told Bangalore Mirror.

Nagalakshmi has filed the contempt petition stating that the two had violated the Supreme Court order by going ahead with construction activity when they had been restrained from doing so. She also attached 14 photographs, which she claimed were taken on June 15, 2014, stating they attested to activities carried out when a restraining order was on.

The case dates back to 2011, when Nagalakshmi filed a public interest litigation (PIL) against Sadananda Gowda and Jeevaraj over violations pertaining to a construction on site numbers 12 and 13 at HSR Layout, 3rd Phase. Nagalakshmi had contended that the two, who were allotted sites measuring 50′ X 80′ each under G category (CM’s discretionary quota) had violated Bangalore Development Authority’s (BDA) lease-cum-sale agreement that restricts lessees/purchasers from subdividing a property and constructing more than one dwelling house on it during the initial 10 years. She had also contended that the duo had amalgamated the two sites even after BDA had rejected an application in this regard.

High Court, which heard the PIL on October 19, 2012, ruled against the duo and asked the BDA to act within three months as per the lease-cum-sale agreement, which empowers the agency to forfeit the land without paying any compensation in case of violation of conditions.

Subsequently, the duo moved the Supreme Court challenging High Court judgment. The Supreme Court passed an order on January 2, 2013, restraining the petitioners from carrying out further construction. “…The petitioners are also restrained from carrying on further construction on the subject plots without the leave of this court,” the apex court had observed.

Speaking to Bangalore Mirror, Gowda said, “I haven’t received any notice pertaining to the contempt petition so far. But I haven’t carried out any sort of work at the site and the allegations reportedly made by the applicant are baseless. Whatever work was carried out at the structure was done before the Supreme Court stay. Nothing was done after that.”
D N Jeevaraj told BM: “I haven’t carried out any activity there and haven’t even gone to the place either except once when I needed a photograph for submission to the Supreme Court. Somebody may have given false information to her (Nagalakshmi Bai).”
Nagalakshmi, however, remained unfazed: “As they have repeatedly violated the rules and even the Supreme Court directive, we will seek action when the matter comes up in November.

B Katha Sites (few) in Bangalore East is recovered by the Government


Some properties which are encroached by the land mafia and sold to innocent persons with B katha in Bangalore East Taluk had been recovered by the Authorities.

But not all B kathas comes under the purview of the encroached properties, very few sites and apartments built on such lands will be recovered by the Government today or tomorrow.

BBMP BETTERMENT-IMPROVEMENT CHARGE – UPDATE


PROPERTY OWNERS (DC CONVERTED) ARE WAITING ANXIOUSLY FOR THE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE COLLECTION OF BETTERMENT CHARGES FOR THEIR PROPERTIES, BUT TILL LATE EVENING(02-06-2014) CIRCULAR HAS NOT BEEN ISSUED BY THE BBMP.

BUT, THE PROPERTY OWNERS NEED NOT WORRY AT ALL.  THEIR (BBMP) HANDS ARE IN YOUR POCKETS AND WILL DEFINITELY ROLL OUT SOMETHING AND YOU WILL DOLE OUT SOMETHING TO GET KATHA.

IT HAS BEEN RELIABLY  LEARNT THAT IT WILL BE ISSUED BY THIS WEEK.

PROPERTY BUYERS MUST THOROUGHLY EXAMINE AND INVESTIGATE THE KATHA ISSUED TO DC CONVERTED SITES AND REVENUE SITES, OVER FEW THOUSAND KATHAS ISSUED ARE ON MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS AND FABRICATED DOCUMENTS, WHICH, IF FOUND OUT AT ANY POINT OF TIME, WILL AUTOMATICALLY GETS CANCELLED DUE TO FRAUD.