BDA MAY EXTEND THE DATE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION FOR THE ALLOTMENT OF SITES IN NADAPRABHU KEMPEGOWDA LAYOUT


The State Government is contemplating to extend the date to submit the applications by a fortnight for the allotment of sites in the newly developed layout in Bangalore South and Bangalore North taluks under the name of Nadaprabhu Kempegowda Layout.

It is said that over 40,000 to 50,000 applications have been submitted till yesterday for the sites, even at such exorbitant prices. Most of the applicants have been waiting for years with 4,5 and 6 attempts, since 1980`s and 1990`s.

It is widely believed that this might be the last layout.  But, there is life in the proposed Dr.Shivarama Karanth Layout tooooooooooo.

AADHAAR AUTHENTICATION FOR PROPERTY TRANSACTIONS MAY BE MANDATORY IN KARNATAKA SOON TO ELIMINATE FRAUD AND DUBIOUS TRANSACTIONS


The stamps and registration department may make Aadhaar authentication “A MUST FOR PROPERTY REGISTRATION” in Karnataka.  However, this authentication can happen only in case of customers who are Aadhaar holders.

The services will be offered by Centre for e-Governance, Karnataka, which is in charge of the enrolment process. This will be done in coordination with custodian of the data, Central Identities Data Repository. Since Aadhaar authentication works on biometrics (including thumb impression), a mandatory process during the time of registration (only thumb impression), its validation will show up discrepancy and impersonation, hence eliminate dubious transactions.
Any registration, be it a document or marriage, involves recording the biometrics of the executer along with their signature and photograph.

During the process the process of property registration thumb impression and the photo of all the sellers and the buyers are captured and with the AADHAAR authentication, the captured thumb impression and the photo of the buyer or seller is matched with that in the back-end server, but for this process to be successful the buyers and sellers has to be registered on Aadhaar. Since all biometrics are synced the data of the person will pop up from which the previous transactions, if any, can be ascertained and the identity of the person found. This way, a discrepancy/defect/fraud/multiple sales of the same property can be spotted and the transaction stopped.
This linking of Aadhaar with the stamps and registration department will detect impersonation in property transactions and curb fraud and dubious registrations. Once Aadhaar is made mandatory, the 12-digit unique identification number will have to be mentioned in all government and bank transactions. The government has mandated Aadhaar as a document for proof of identity (PoI) and proof of address (PoA). Since the UID number cannot be tampered with, it can bring down property-related scams to a great extent.

NEW PROPERTY GUIDANCE VALUE (REGISTRATION) FROM TODAY


THE GOVERNMENT ANNOUNCED THE REVISED GUIDANCE VALUE WHICH WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM TODAY. (13-11-2014)  THE STAMP DUTY AND THE REGISTRATION FEE HAS TO BE PAID AS PER THE NEW MARKET VALUE FIXED BY THE DEPARTMENT.

CONFIDENCE LOST !!! YES


THE LAND ENCROACHMENT BY LAND SHARKS AND ROGUE DEVELOPERS HAS BEEN DETECTED AND HUGE SECTORS OF LAND REPOSSESSED OR TAKEN OVER BY THE GOVERNMENT AND THE CONFIDENCE GROUP, WHICH WAS EARLIER SUSPECTED TO BE ONE OF THE ENCROACHER HAS TURNED OUT TO BE TRUE.

AS USUAL, THE DC ISSUED THE NOTICE OF EVICTION, AND AS USUAL, THE DEVELOPER GOT THE NOTICE ISSUED TO THE DC AND THE DC OBTAINED AN INTERIM STAY AND THIS WILL GO ON AND ON AND ON.  THE AFFECTED PURCHASERS WILL HAVE TO LISTEN TO THE MARKETING TALK OF THE `MBA` LITERATES AND THEIR MONEY IS LOST OR GONE !!

BY THE END OF THIS WEEK, IT IS LEARNT FROM THE RELIABLE SOURCES THAT OVER FEW HUNDRED SITES FORMED OR DEVELOPED IN GOVERNMENT LAND HAD BEEN REPOSSESSED BY THE GOVERNMENT.  MAJORITY OF THE PURCHASERS ARE NOT EVEN AWARE THAT THEIR SITES (ILLEGALLY BOUGHT) HAS BEEN LOST.  

SOME OF THE ARGUMENTS ARE:

WE HAVE A KATHA,(WHOSE PROPERTY?)

WE HAVE PAID TAXES ( PAYMENT OF TAXES DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST)

WE HAVE POWER CONNECTION ( POWER SUPPLIER IS A COMPANY AND SUPPLIES POWER ON A CONTRACT OR AGREEMENT AND THE POWER SUPPLY COMPANY CANNOT GRANT OWNERSHIP OF THE PROPERTY)

WE HAVE ROADS AND STREET LIGHTS (OUT OF COURTESY OR BY MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS- ROADS ARE LAID)

THAT MLA, MP AND MINISTER PROMISE OR OPENED THE LAYOUT, HENCE IT IS LEGAL!!! JOKE OF THIS CENTURY!!!!!

NONE OF THESE ARGUMENTS WILL HOLD GOOD IN THE COURT OF LAW. 

A LOOOSING BATTLE WHICH WILL PINCH THE PURSE AND HEALTH OF THE PERSON IS THE NET RESULT OF BUYING PROPERTIES WITHOUT DILIGENT ENQUIRY.  EVEN THE ENQUIRY MUST BE CONDUCTED THOROUGHLY WITH AN EXPERT PROFESSIONAL AND NOT WITH ANY TOM, DICK AND HARRY.

KEMPEGOWDA LAYOUT NOTIFICATION QUASHED


THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATAKA HAS QUASHED THE NOTIFICATION ISSUED BY THE BDA FOR THE ACQUISITION OF 4000 ACRES OF LAND FOR THE FORMATION OF KEMPEGOWDA LAYOUT TO FORM 54000 SITES IN KENGERI AND SURROUNDING AREAS ON WEDNESDAY.

THIS COMES AS A SHOCKER TO THE GOVERNMENT AS THE PROCEDURES HAD NOT BEEN FOLLOWED AS LAID DOWN IN THE BDA ACT, BUT THE GOVERNMENT HAS POWERS TO COME OUT WITH ANOTHER NOTIFICATION, BY PROPERLY FOLLOWING THE PROCEDURES. 

THE PROCEDURAL LAPSES AND THE LAXITY OF THE OFFICIALS HAVE BROUGHT DOWN THE CURTAINS ON THE PROPOSED LAYOUT.

REGULARISATION OF UNAUTHORISED CONSTRUCTION – ORDINANCE MAY BE PROMULGATED – CABINET DECISION


The Government of Karnataka has decided to issue an ordinance to regularize the Un Authorized constructions in the entire state. A Decision/Resolution to this effect has been taken at the Cabinet Meet today. 

More details are awaited.

BANGALORE PROPERTY REGISTRATION VALUES


THE REVISED CIRCLE RATES/MARKET RATE/GUIDANCE VALUE FIXED BY THE VALUATION COMMITTEE WILL BE EFFECTIVE FROM 08-08-2013.

THE NEW PROPERTY VALUES WILL FORM THE BASIS FOR THE CALCULATION AND PAYMENT OF STAMP DUTY AND REGISTRATION FEE AT THE TIME OF REGISTRATION.  THIS GUIDANCE VALUE IS THE FAIR MARKET VALUE AS PER THE FINANCE ACT AND IT WILL BE CONSIDERED AS THE PROPERTY VALUE BY THE INCOME TAX DEPARTMENT FOR ITS EVALUATION AT THE TIME OF ASSESSMENT.

ENCROACHMENT CLEARED AT JP NAGAR, BANGALORE BY BDA


BDA OFFICIALS HAVE CLEARED THE ENCROACHMENT AND RECOVERED PROPERTY WORTH OVER RS25 CRORES IN JP NAGAR 6TH PHASE, BANGALORE.

THE GOVERNMENT HAS DIRECTED THE OFFICIALS TO TAKE STERN STEPS AND RECOVER THE LANDS AND WE HAD REPORTED THE NEWS FEW WEEKS AGO AND MORE TO GO !!!!

THE CHIEF MINISTER HAS PROMISED THAT HE WOULD NOT VENTURE INTO THE INFAMOUS SCAM “DENOTIFICATION” AND “G CATEGORY ALLOTMENTS”.

 

REGULARISATION OF ILLEGAL PROPERTIES/UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS AND SITES


IT IS RELIABLY LEARNT THAT THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA IS SERIOUS ABOUT REGULARISING THE ILLEGALITIES IN THE BUILDINGS/LAYOUTS/SITES IN THE URBAN AREAS OF THE STATE AND IS EXAMINING ALL THE PROS AND CONS AND PREPARING A DRAFT OF MODEL RULES AND REGULATIONS TO BE FOLLOWED AND IT WILL BE AMENDED SOON. 

THIS WILL BE A FINAL STOP FOR SUCH VIOLATIONS AND DEVIATIONS, AN SENIOR OFFICIAL SAID.

ALL ILLEGALITIES/VIOLATIONS/DEVIATIONS/IRREGULARITIES WILL NOT BE REGULARISED UNDER THIS AMENDMENT.

Mr.Prasad- A Reader- views about Akrama-Sakrama


Mr.Prasad- A Reader- views about Akrama-Sakrama

Submitted on 2013/06/16 at 4:24 pm

The morality of Aakrama Sakrama

Is it right for the Government to legalize what is essentially illegal by levying a penalty?

A few points for the the Public and the Government to consider:

1. Going by the prevailing law of the land, Akrama Sakrama is perceived to be unfair. The amendment is seen as condoning, even encouraging, illegality. However, it is a fact that lakhs of gullible people, many of them poor and perhaps unable to afford clear properties are in a lurch as a result of either their stupidity, poverty or both. Ignorance of the law is no excuse. Neither is poverty. However, it begs consideration that much of this group have bought or built on illegal land primarily to provide shelter for their families.

2. The group that is primarily guilty of grabbing or building on illegal land is the land mafia. This corrupt, black money fuelled nexus of politicians, government officials (namely BDA, BBMP, DC, sub-registrars, etc), developers and real estate agents have grabbed or facilitated the appropriation of thousands of acres of government land for commercial gains.

Between the two, the gullible and poor may be charged with a lesser crime – a crime of omission. They are also the primary victims of the the land mafia. The people that make up this mafia are guilty of a graver illegality as they have not merely looted public land to profiteer, but are equally guilty of cheating the public.

3. What would be a fair way to dispense justice? Ignorance of the law is no excuse either for the foolish or the land mafia. However, we live in a welfare state in which public good is the ultimate objective, the government would do well to take a more empathetic view of the former and provide reprieve with a penalty. The land mafia, however, need to be dealt more stringent punitive measures or penalties to ensure an absolute stop to their activities. Reclaiming or demolishing such properties will affect families more than it will affect wealthy land developers. Politicians and government authorities who have colluded should be dealt equally stringent punishment to deter such illegalities from ocurring.

4. Corruption and collusion apart, government organizations such as BDA, BBMP and DC are inefficient and plain ignorant. Ignorance is no excuse even as applied to the government. A few examples: The BDA notifies lands for formation of much needed sites for allotment to the public
but fails to mark or fence such areas, or even take possession, as required by law. The land, as per BDA’s own rules, should be acquired within 5 years of the notification, yet many such areas remain undeveloped for 30-40 years. In the meantime, the unscrupulous form layouts and sell them to the unwitting. The BBMP knowing full well that registering these areas is illegal turns a blind eye to these transactions. Essentially, one hand of the Government doesn’t know or care what the other is doing. By registering such properties, the BBMP lends a false or psuedo-legal sanctity to these illegal transactions. As we all know, the BBMP will even approve building plans in illegal revenue and BDA notified areas. This begs a question. Whose ignorance (knowing or unknowing) of the law is a greater crime? The Government’s or the public’s? And who should be punished for this?

5. Civic society and the public are correct to object or file a suit against the amendment. The condoning of illegal land grabbing sends the wrong signal, yet demolishing or displacing lakhs of people will come at a social cost. The lands so reclaimed run the risk of being grabbed again by the political/influential elite. Even if re-allotted to the public by fair means, it would mean depriving of one’s shelter to provide shelter to someone else (as an astute Hon’ble High Court Judge pointed out).

6. The moral high-ground taken by some that justice has to be ensured on the grounds that it is unfair to those like themselves who have played by the rules is questionable. Were the BDA sites on which their homes are built allotted through due and fair process? Can they honestly say that they or their parents did not own a site in Bangalore at the time of applying for a BDA site? (a pre-condition for applying). Weren’t some of the premium gated communities they live in not in the green belt before the CDP was conveniently changed to accommodate these elite communities? Were the DC conversions of these erstwhile revenue lands done without the developers greasing the DC’s palms? Ignorance of any such deeds does not absolve one of being a passive participant in the subvertion of the process. Indeed, at every level, however ethical, by ommission or commission, most of us have benefited due the flaws in the system. Those who were not rich or influential enough to get the system on their side are the poor. Justice will be found wanting if social justice is not ensured.

 

BMRDA JURISDITION AND ILLEGAL AND UNAUTHORISED LAYOUTS, APARTMENTS AND GOVINDA SITES


BMRDA

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).

Sl. No. Authorities functioning within Bangalore Metropolitan Region [BMR] Area in
Sq. Km.
1 Bangalore Development Authority [BDA] 1219.50
2 Bangalore – Mysore Infrastructure Corridor Area Planning Authority [BMICAPA] 426.24
3 Ramanagar-Channapatna Urban Development Authority[RCIDA] 63.06
4 Anekal Planning Authority [APA] 402.30
5 Nelamangal Planning Authority [NPA] 735.00
6 Magadi Planning Authority [MPA] 501.52
7 Hosakote Planning Authority [HPA] 535.00
8 Kanakapura Planning Authority [HPA] 412.78
9 Bangalore International Airport Area Planning Authority [BIAAPA] 792.00
10 Area Planning Zone-1 [APZ-1 ] (Excluding RDUDA & BMICAPA) 462.60
11 All Interstitial Zones in Bangalore Metropolitan Region [Iz’s BMR] 2455.00
Total 8005.00

 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.

A REPORT ON ILLEGAL LAND GRABBING AND ENCROACHMENT – GOVERNMENT LANDS- FAKE GRANT CERTIFICATES AT BANGALORE – CHECK


HAVE YOU BOUGHT A LAND WHICH IS A GRANT LAND?

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS A GRANT?

MANY DEVELOPERS AND HIGH PROFILE FRAUDS HAVE GOT SUCH FAKE RECORDS AND GOT THE DC CONVERSION ORDERS AND IN SOME CASES OBTAINED THE LAYOUT APPROVALS AND HAVE SOLD IT. THIS WILL COME TO LIGHT, ONCE, IF IT IS INVESTIGATED BY THE COD.  NOW THE BALL IS IN THE HIGH COURT OF KARNATKA AND THE LOKA AYUKTA. 

EXCERPTS FROM A NEWS REPORT:

Mr.V Balasubramanian, A No Nonsense and an upright I.A.S Officer and The Chairman of Task Force for Recovery of Public Land and its Protection dropped a bombshell by alleging that  the chief minister’s Principal Secretary I S N Prasad in a letter dated November 19, 2010 had directed Chikkamagalur Deputy Commissioner that no “precipitative action” should be taken against any forest land encroachments. The letter stated that the order had been issued as per the directions from the chief minister.

He further said that “This implies that no action should be taken against encroachers. The officials in the district have taken shelter under the order and have not taken any action to remove encroachments. It is only courts that have powers to issue stay orders like this and not the Chief Minister’s office,” and said  the government had been till recently directing the Special Deputy Commissioner of Bangalore Urban district to issue certified copies of Official Memorandum (OM) of land grants to certain people flouting all rules. Most of the cases of bogus OMs are in Jala hobli of Bangalore north additional taluk, close to Bangalore international airport. “This is the mother of all scams. About 11,800 such files (of land grants), covering 25,000 acres of land worth about Rs 25,000 crores, have been found,” he stated.

 Many such illegal grants in contravention to the Acts had been issued in Bidarahally hobli, Banglaore.

(BUYERS-BEWARE)

The 20-month tenure of the Task Force, which was set up in September 2009, came to an end on Monday.  Headed by retired IAS officer Balasubramanian, the Task Force has submitted a 300-page report on government land encroachments  titled, “Greed and Connivance”. The report mentions the controversial order by the chief minister’s office. The Task Force has identified 12 lakh acres of government land encroachments in the State.

Chikkamagalur district has highest number of forest land encroachments in the State. About 35,000 acres of forest land has been encroached, mainly by coffee planters. Even forest land coming under Tiger reserve has been encroached.

Though the apex court had ordered that forest offence cases should be filed against 7,846 encroachers, orders in this regard have been issued  in only 1,193 cases. None of the encroachment cases has been so far removed by the government, he said. The Task Force has recommended to the government to order a CID probe into the issue as the existing revenue officers will not be able to make satisfactory enquiry into these large number of cases, he said.

It is said that several private companies had grabbed valuable government land in Bangalore in the name of setting up IT and BT parks. Some of the properties had been bought by leading developers and high profile businessmen.

If public land is being encroached upon with impunity in Karnataka and little is being done to reclaim it, a large part of the blame rests on the shoulders of bureaucrats and top politicians, including Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa, who is abetting the process.

The report submitted on Monday by the Task Force for the Recovery of Public Land and Its Protection, headed by V. Balasubramanian, cites several instances of a nexus between the land mafia, bureaucracy and elected representatives.

‘Stay orders’

In the most shocking instance, a letter was sent from no less than the office of Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa asking the Deputy Commissioner of Chikmagalur district not to take “precipitate action” against encroachers, most of whom are prosperous coffee planters owning hundreds of acres.

The report notes that “government has no powers to stay such ‘stay orders’ and only a court of law can issue such an order”. This letter, notes the report, resulted in officials “taking shelter under the letter” and not removing any encroachment despite reminders.

In Chikmagalur, 35,946 acres of forest land is encroached upon. “Most distressingly, no case of encroachment has been removed,” says the report.

Another instance involves encroachment in Kolar by a former Speaker of the Karnataka Assembly, where 60 acres of forest land was grabbed in Jagalakunte forest. Though an inspection was to be conducted by forest and revenue officials “on the days fixed for joint inspection, the minions of the encroacher did not allow the team to enter the area,” notes the report, and it was subsequently done with police protection.

After several bureaucratic hurdles, the case is now in the court.

The report cites several instances of encroached land being regularised by the bureaucracy, throwing all norms to the wind on verification of records.

In one instance in Holenarasipur in Hassan district, the regularisation committee, headed by non-officials, passed recommendations for regularisation even when there was no application, without the consent of the tahsildar, in some instances even forging his signature.

‘Record makers’

Regularisation is particularly big business in areas close to the Bengaluru International Airport, which has seen a real estate boom. The areas include Jala Hobli and Bidarahally Hobli.

The modus operandi for many such illegal regularisations is creation of records by officials under the guise of rebuilding “missing records” on land grants.

The report says: “What is missing is the entry relating to the claimant because no such grant was made.”

Official suspended

The task force has come across a large number of cases of the Special Deputy Commissioner passing orders conferring titles to claimants violating all norms on verifying original documents. He gave land to the tune of 1,042 acres in 428 cases without any verification. This case is now pending before the High Court and the Special Deputy Commissioner is under suspension.

  • Report cites several instances of encroached land being regularised by bureaucracy
  • In some instances, the tahsildar’s signature was forged

Allottees make huge profit by selling the land meant for IT, BT parks in and around Bangalore

The Karnataka Industrial Areas Development Board (KIADB), it appears, has turned out to be a paradise for land grabbers.

As per the report of the Task Force for Protection of Government Land submitted to the Government on Monday, hundreds of acres of valuable government land in and around Bangalore have been gobbled up on the pretext of setting up IT and BT parks and industries.

For instance, Task Force Chairman V Balasubramanian said, Joy Ice Creams got 3.23 acres land at Pattandur Agrahara in Bangalore East taluk for establishing a software technology park. The land was allotted to the company at 50 per cent of the market value (Rs 4.34 crore).

(THE BUILDERS TRIED TO OBTAIN PERMISSION FOR A RESIDENTIAL COMPLEX AT THE AFORESAID PROPERTY)

The KIADB, which was supposed to give lease-cum-sale deed, executed the sale deed in favour of the company in July 2006 without mentioning any condition. Instead of setting up the park, the company sold the property to Prestige Properties Group for Rs 6.97 crore within one month. Though directions were issued to take the land back, KIADB has not taken any action so far, he alleged.

In another instance, the Chairman said, one O G Rajulu claimed to have got 40 acres of land in Ramagondanahalli village near BIA from the government in 1966 for setting up a chicory plant. Instead of the chicory plant, luxury bungalows have come up on the land. Though the matter was brought to the notice of BDA and KIADB, no action was taken. The land is worth over Rs 400 crore, he added.

(LAUGHING WATERS) NOTICES HAD BEEN ISSUED BY THE THASILDAR, BANGALORE EAST TALUK, BANGALORE DIRECTING THE ENCORACHERS AND ILLEGAL OCCUPANTS TO EVICT THE PROPERTY

Balasubramanian, a retired IAS officer, also alleged that Prestige Group has encroached upon 6.5 acres of land at Karahalli near Devanahalli and built luxury villas. “Rampant and glaring irregularities have been found with respect to KIADB lands in Bangalore. One of the main reasons is that the High Level Clearance Committee headed by the Chief Minister, which clears investment proposals worth Rs 50 crore, gives approval without verifying the authenticity of project proposals,” he stated.

                                                                                          Bogus land owners

The Task Force has unearthed what it calls “mother of all scams” in Jala hobli of Bangalore North additional taluk, where hundreds of people have obtained bogus ownership records. The KIADB has, in turn, acquired a major portion of the land paying hefty compensation. The Board has been paying up to Rs 80 lakh per acre as compensation in Jala hobli.

Balasubramanian, who is a retired IAS officer and who had served as the Advisor to the Joint Legislature Committee on government land encroachment in Bangalore Urban district, said a majority of the 11,800 files related to land grants in Bangalore Urban district pertain to bogus ownership.

He said when Bangalore district was bifurcated into Bangalore Urban and Rural districts in 1984, about 34,000 files related to Bangalore Urban district had remained with the Bangalore Rural district office.

Of these, about 11,800 files related to land grants and they were recently handed over to Urban district. During this period, bogus land grant documents were inserted in these files after destroying the original records.

“In the last few months, a large number of people filed applications seeking certified copies of Office Memorandum (OM) of land grant. The Special Deputy Commissioner suspected foul play and informed the Task Force. When the Task Force verified the land grant files, it was found that OMs were issued flouting all rules,” he explained. 

It appears these Certified Grant Certificates on which the DC Conversions are issued and layout approvals are made, are illegal and will be confiscated by the Government.  The buyers of such properties will loose their properties.

SPECIAL TASK FORCE REPORT ON ENCROACHMENT OF GOVERNMENT LANDS


THE SPECIAL TASK FORCE HEADED BY THE RETIRED ADDITIONAL SECRETARY, GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA, MR.V.BALASUBRAMANIAN HAS SUBMITTED A 300 PAGE REPORT TO THE GOVERNMENT OF ITS FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

SOME OF THE IMPORTANT ISSUES SAID TO HAVE INCLUDED IN THIS REPORT IS ON A GATED COMMUNITY, AT RAMAGONDANAHALLY, WHITEFILED MAIN ROAD AND ANOTHER HIGHLY VALUABLE PROPERTY AT PATTANDUR AGRAHARA, WORTH RS 400 AND RS 20 CRORES RESPECTIVELY.  NOTICES FOR EVICTION HAD BEEN ISSUED TO THE PARTIES BY THE THASILDAR, BANGALORE EAST DISTRICT, BANGALORE.

SEVERE ACTION AGAINST THESE ENCROACHMENT IS RECOMMENDED BY THE AUTHORITIES.

THE OTHER AREAS, WHERE THE STF HAS DETECTED THE ENCROACHMENT IS IN JALA HOBLI AND BIDARAHALLY HOBLI, WHERE THE ILLEGAL DOCUMENTS ARE PRODUCED AND THE LAND MAFIA IS OBTAINING CERTIFIED COPIES, WHICH ARE SAID TO BE DEFECTIVE, BEING SOLD TO THE BUYERS. THEY ARE IN THE FORM OF GRANT CERTIFICATES DATES BACK TO 1970-80, SUCH GRANTS ARE IN CONTRAVENTION TO KLR ACT, THE REPORT SAID.

BUYERS OF PROPERTIES IN THESE AREAS MUST THOROUGHLY CHECK THE GRANT CERTIFICATES ON WHICH THE PROPERTIES ARE BEING SOLD.  SOME BANKS(HAND IN GLOVE WITH THE MAFIA) ARE PROVIDING LOAN.  THIS SANCTION OF BANK LOAN WILL NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST. THIS IS THE MAIN REASON THAT MOST OF THE  XXXXXXXXXXXXXX OFFER TO PROVIDE LOAN FACILITY, TO KEEP THE BUYERS IN THE DARK, TILL THEY GET THEIR MONEY.

UNCONFIRMED REPORTS STATES THAT THE THASILDAR, BANGALORE EAST DISTRICT HAS ISSUED EVICTION NOTICES TO THE ENCROACHERS

 

WATCH OUT- BUYING AN APARTMENT OR VILLA IN PATTANDUR AGRAHARA FROM A XXXXXX BUILDER


THE TASK FORCE SET UP BY THE GOVERNMENT OF KARNATAKA TO RECOVER THE GOVERNMENT LANDS AND OTHER PROPERTIES WHICH HAVE VIOLATED SOME OF THE RULES AND REGULATIONS IN PATTANDUR AGRAHARA, K.R.PURAM HOBLI, BANGALOE EAST TALUK, BANGALORE, SOLD BY THE ORIGINAL ALLOTTEE TO ONE OF THE BUILDER IS IN CONTRAVENTION TO THE ALLOTMENT CONDITIONS AND THE GOVERNMENT HAD RESERVED THE RIGHTS TO RECOVER OR TAKE IT BACK, IF THE CONDITION IS VIOLATED OR NOT MET.  IN THIS CASE, IT IS CLEARLY SEEN THAT THE ORIGINAL ALLOTTEE HAS CLEARLY AND EXPLICITLY AND DELIBERATELY VIOLATED THE CONDITION AND THE TASK FORCE HAS DETECTED THIS ANOMALY AND THE MATTER IS REPORTED TO THE GOVERNMENT TO RECOVER THE LAND.  THE TASK FORCE HAS RECOMMENDED A STERN ACTION ON THE ERRING OFFICER.

THE UNSUSPECTING BUYERS WILL BE IN SOUP, IF THE PROPERTY/APARTMENT IN PATTANDUR AGRAHARA IN THAT PARTICULAR SURVEY NUMBER IS BOUGHT.

WATCH OUT: BIG GAMES AND BIG NAMES AND THE LAW OF THE COUNTRY WILL TAKE ITS OWN COURSE AND THE BUYERS WILL BE LEFT IN LURCH.