Hyderabad: The state government is not in favor of applying a new land assessment to regularize illegal plots and lines. To avoid public discontent, the government is considering applying the old assessment rate in the regularization process.
It is noteworthy that the government has recently increased the value of land. According to some reliable sources, senior officials recommended the implementation of the old assessment to regularize illegal plots and routes.
More than 25 lakhs applications are pending with the state government until August 2020 under the Layout Regularization Scheme (LRS). Cases are also pending before the Supreme Court against the LRS.
The state government generated an income of Rs 250 crore from claims submitted between September 1 and October 31, 2020 as Rs 1,000 was received from individual plot owners while Rs 10,000 was withdrawn from development developers.
The state government must expedite LRS claims after the Supreme Court has rendered its judgment.
In August last year, the state government was criticized by opposition parties and landowners. The landowners have stated that they bought the properties many years ago and therefore how can they be penalized. Opposition parties ask the government why illegal layouts are regularized and why its recordings are made if they are illegal.
Numerous applications are filed with the High Court and the Supreme Court against the LRS program.
The registrar said the public was already unhappy with regularizing their property with the old property assessment and if the new one was implemented their dissatisfaction would increase further.
The state government revised the land valuation on June 22, 2020. According to the government, the valuation of the open plot has been doubled from Rs 100 to Rs. 200 per square meter.
Officials from the Urban Department and Panchayat Raj await clarification from the government on whether to collect the previous or current assessment in the land registration.