DEMOLITION MAN – II
WAITING IN THE WINGS!!!
THE GOVERNMENT IS SERIOUS AND HAS BEEN UNWILLINGLY COMPELLED TO INITIATE APPROPRIATE PROCEEDINGS TO RECOVER THE HIGHLY VALUABLE LANDS FROM THE LAND MAFIA (A GROUP OF DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS), POLITICIANS AND ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS DUE TO THE PRESSURE FROM THE PIL AND THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA.
MORE TO COME SOON.
AS LONG AS THERE ARE FOOLS, THERE WILL BE FRAUDS TO FOOL THE FOOLS
ANOTHER B KATHA IS BEING BREWED in THE FRAUD`S LAB !!!!!!
THERE IS A PROPOSAL TO HAVE B REGISTER TO COLLECT TAXES IN PANCHAYAT LIMITS AND ISSUE B FORMS AS IT IS ISSUED IN BBMP LIMITS!!!
GOOD NEWS FOR ALL ILLEGAL, DANGEROUS AND UNAUTHORISED SITES-LAYOUTS AND APARTMENTS IN GRAMATHANA AND PANCHAYAT LIMITS.
BBMP HAS APPOINTED A COMMITTEE TO EXAMINE THE INFAMOUS`B` FORM OR `B` KATHAS ISSUED BY THE AMALGAMATED ZONES, WHICH INCLUDE, BYATRAYANAPURA, MAHADEVAPURA, RAJARAJESHWARI NAGARA, BOMMANAHALLY AND THE OTHER ZONE AND TAKE REMEDIAL OR APPROPRIATE ACTION ON THE ERRING OFFICIALS. IT IS ALLEGED THAT OVER 50,000 `B` KATHAS OR `B` FORMS ARE ISSUED BY THE BBMP AND IF, FOUND TO HAVE VIOLATED ANY OF THE STATUTES, THESE FORM MIGHT STANDS `CANCELLED`, EVEN, OTHERWISE, IF IT HAD NOT BEEN ISSUED AS PER THE GUIDELINES, IT IS AUTOMATICALLY CANCELLED.
THOSE , WHO HAVE BOUGHT THE PROPERTIES WITH `B` KATHAS MIGHT GET INTO TROUBLE ONCE AGAIN.
IT IS CONFIRMED THAT THE GOVERNOR HAS GIVEN HIS ASSENT TO THE AMENDMENT BILL TO REGUALARISE THE ILLEGAL/UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTIONS IN KARNATAKA.
LAYOUTS/SITES IN GREEN BELT, SITES UNDER HIGH TENSION LINES, LAYOUTS/SITES ON RAJAKALUVE/NALA AND ENCROACHMENT OF PUBLIC PROPERTIES WILL NOT BE REGULARISED.
FLOOR AREA RATIO AND SET BACK DEVIATION BY 50% OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDINGS AND 25% OF THE COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS CAN BE REGULARISED UNDER THIS AMENDMENT.
BUILDINGS WHICH HAD BEEN BUILT BEFORE 3RD, DECEMBER,2009 ARE ELIGIBLE FOR REGULARISATION.
B FORM PROPERTIES(NOT ALL) AND REVENUE SITES (NOT ALL) CAN BE REGULARISED AND CAN GET GENUINE KATHA FROM BBMP.
MORE DETAILS WILL BE AVAILABLE SOON.
Property owners who are not aware of B Form or katha properties, if eligible, if penalties are paid, if the laid down rules and regulations are complied with, could/may officially and lawfully get `A` or genuine katha from BBMP and other such municipalities across the state.
ALL BOGUS KATHA PROPERTIES ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR REGULARISATION.
|Bangalore Metropolitan Region Development Authority (BMRDA) is an autonomous body created by the Government of Karnataka under the BMRDA Act 1985 for the purpose of planning, co-ordinating and supervising the proper and orderly development of the areas within the Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR) which comprises Bangalore urban district, Bangalore rural district and Ramanagara district.
As per the Structure Plan, apart from BMA (BDA jurisdiction), the rest of the Bangalore Metropolitan Region [BMR] is divided in to five Area Planning Zones (APZ’s) and six Interstitial Zones (IZ’s). The APZ’s are proposed along the corridors, which are (1) Bangalore-Bidadi (2) Bangalore-Nelamangala (3) Bangalore-Devanahalli (4) Bangalore- Whitefield, Hoskote (5) Bangalore-Anekal, Sarjapur-Hosur.
The Area Planning Zones (APZ’s) are areas where urban development is permitted subject to certain regulations. The Interstitial Zones are the areas lying between APZ’s where urban activities are restricted giving more emphasis to environmental – issues like conservation of forest area, agriculture etc.
For planned urban growth Local planning areas under Karnataka Town & Country Planning Act-1961 are declared in the five APZ’s and IZ’s 1 & 2. The following are the Planning / Development Authorities functioning in the Bangalore Metropolitan Region (BMR).
||Authorities functioning within Bangalore Metropolitan Region [BMR]
||Bangalore Development Authority [BDA]
||Bangalore – Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area Planning Authority [BMICAPA]
||Ramanagar-Channapatna Urban Development Authority[RCIDA]
||Anekal Planning Authority [APA]
||Nelamangal Planning Authority [NPA]
||Magadi Planning Authority [MPA]
||Hosakote Planning Authority [HPA]
||Kanakapura Planning Authority [HPA]
||Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority [BIAAPA]
||Area Planning Zone-1 [APZ-1 ] (Excluding RDUDA & BMICAPA)
||All Interstitial Zones in Bangalore Metropolitan Region [Iz’s BMR]
IT IS TO BE NOTED THAT THERE ARE OVER (ESTIMATED) 2000 ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS IN BMRDA/BDA JURIDICTION. VILLAGE PANCHAYAT KATHAS HAD BEEN ISSUED TO SUCH PROPERTIES AS GRAMATHANA SITES. EVEN, SITES IN GREEN BELTS HAVE KATHA.(VERY STRANGE) 424 LAYOUTS HAD BEEN NOTICED OR FOUND OUT, BUT THERE ARE OVER FEW THOUSAND LAYOUTS BEING FORMED/CARVED AND SOLD. BANKS AND FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS HAVE FINANCED MANY SUCH PROPERTIES. ANOTHER STRANGE ILLEGALITY IS THAT THE VILLAGE PANCHAYATS HAVE APPROVED THE LAYOUTS IN BMRDA AND BDA JURISDICTION WITHOUT ANY AUTHORITY OR POWER DELEGATED TO IT. AS LONG AS FOOLISH BUYERS ARE THERE, SUCH ILLEGALITIES WILL THRIVE AND THE BUYERS ARE LURED BY CHEAP/LOW/TEMPTING OFFERS BY THE LAND MAFIA.
PROPERTY BUYERS, WAY BACK IN 2005 AND EARLIER WERE BUYING REVENUE SITES AND ALL OF A SUDDEN, IN 2005, THE REGISTRATION AND TRANSFER OF REVENUE SITES WERE PROHIBITED BY THE COURT AND THE GOVERNMENT. REVENUE SITES OWNERS REALISED THEIR FOLLY, THEN.
MANY OF THE ILLEGAL CONSTRUCTIONS/BUILDINGS/APARTMENTS DO NOT HAVE KATHA AND HAVE ONLY `B`FORMS OR KATHAS. INSPITE OF IT, THESE PROPERTIES ARE BEING TRADED IN THE MARKET.
‘B’ khata is bogus: Siddaiah, Commissioner, BBMP,Bangalore, June 29,
Palike Commissioner says no such category exists
BBMP Commissioner Siddaiah said on Wednesday that there is no such document called ‘B’ khata, which, ironically enough is issued by the Palike offices. There is now every reason to believe that the ‘B’ in the ‘B’ khata, the semi-official document being used in land transactions stands for ‘bogus.’
The general perception among the public has been that a ‘B’ khata on a revenue property is a kind of surety that their property is not illegal. It is not true. Banks that had given loans on the strength of the document later stopped doing so when they realised that the document was not valid.
On Wednesday, the floor leader of JD(S) Padmanabha Reddy raised the issue in the House, declaring that the ‘B’ khata is “nothing but a mirage”. Yet the BBMP officials harass people for issuing a B khata, said Reddy, adding that the arrangement was only to make every property owner in Bangalore pay tax.
Reddy told the House that there are two registers of properties in the revenue offices – the ‘A’ register listing legitimateresidential or commercial property, and the ‘B’ register listing properties that are illegal as per the KMC Act.
“There is no provision under the KMC Act to issue ‘B’ khata. Because an illegal property is listed in the ‘B’ register, the Palike devised on its own a ‘B’ khata,” said Reddy.
Palike Commissioner Siddaiah, who was unaware of this practice of the Palike officials initially, said the ‘B’ khata is a valid document, but later when the deputy commissioner (revenue) briefed him that Reddy’s statement was correct, he too had to admit that there is no significance of ‘B’ khata as such. The commissioner then said Palike officials may have devised the practice to tax the facilities provided to the property owners of illegal layouts.
THIS ARTICLE IS BASED ON A PRESS PUBLICATION:
THE CABINET HAS PASSED A RESOLUTION TO BRING IN THE NECESSARY AMENDMENT TO KARNATKA LAND REVENUE ACT IN THE CURRENT PROCEEDINGS IN THE VIDANA SABHA TO REGULARISE THE REVENUE SITES WITHIN BBMP LIMITS AND COLLECT THE CONVERSION CHARGES AND IMPROVEMENT CHARGES. THIS WILL PAVE WAY FOR THE ISSUE OF BBMP KATHA TO ALL THE REVENUE SITES AND THUS IT WILL GET REGULARISED. THE GOVT NEED NOT WAIT FOR AKRAMA-SAKRAMA, WHICH IS YET TO COME OUT OF THE HIGH COURT.
BUT ILLEGAL BUILDINGS, BUILDINGS WITH VIOLATIONS AND DEVIATIONS TO BUILDING BYLAWS AND SANCTIONED PLANS HAVE TO WAIT FOR AKRAMA-SAKRAMA. THE BBMP IS EXPECTED TO MOP UP AROUND RS1,500/- CRORES THROUGH THIS PROCESS.
City Municipal Council Sites
There WERE 7 City Municipal Councils and one Town Municipal Council surrounding the Bangalore city. The sites in the limits of these authorities are mostly owned by private individuals, some of the sites are acquired by Government. Infrastructure is very poor. The process of tracing the title is very complicated. But some extra pre cautions need to be taken. Verify whether the betterment charges have been paid, if not purchaser may have to pay it in the future. Many lands in the area of these local bodies are agricultural lands and conversion to non-agricultural purpose must have to be done. Presently City Municipal Councils have stopped collecting betterment charges and issuing Khatas. If the owner doesn’t have a Khata, he cannot construct the house with the plan approved from CMC.
Site in private layouts
These are layout formed by private parties, other than statutory development authorities. Many reputed land developers have formed layouts around the city. Verify all the documents as required in case of private property for a period of 43 years. Apart, from the above check whether the land is converted for residential purpose, and the layouts are approved by BDA or BMRDA. Verify the records with respective offices. Many numbers of private layouts with D.C. conversion and panchayat approval are available. Purchase of these type of sites involves little risk.
These are residential sites, which were originally available in village panchayat areas. They can be distinguished from Kaneshumari number, assigned to them. The agricultural lands have survey numbers. The sites of this nature are very few. Government has put restrictions on issue of license for construction by village panchayats beyond their approved Gramathana area, original Gramathana sites can be identified by examining old village survey maps available in survey department. Examine all the records as is done in case of private property. In addition verify the village records and form No. 9 and 10. Form No. 9 denotes Gramathana site and form No. 10 denotes the building, which confirm that the particular property is original Gramathana site or not. But many village panchayats issue from No. 9 & 10, though they are not Gramathana sites. Many such sites fall in green belt area, where construction of residential buildings is restricted. Extra caution is necessary while buying Gramathana Sites.