J&K: Army, CRPF, BSF will no longer require NOC for land acquisition

Written by Naveed Iqbal
| Srinagar |

Updated: July 28, 2020 12:14:17 pm





Such acquisition will now be covered under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013. (File)

WITH THE Central law on land acquisition being extended to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the J&K administration has withdrawn a 1971 circular that required a no objection certificate (NOC) from its home department for acquisition or requisition of land in favour of the Army, BSF, CRPF and other similar organisations.

Such acquisition will now be covered under the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013.

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In an order issued by the UT’s Revenue Department on July 24 , the J&K administration said, “In view of the extension of the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013 to the UT, the circular dates 27.08.1971, which prescribed obtaining of No Objection Certificate from the Home Department for acquisition/ requisition of land in favour of Army, BSF/CRPF and…

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