‘1,457 cases pending related to compensation for land acquisition’


NEW DELHI: A complete of 1,457 circumstances are pending in varied excessive courts, associated to compensation for land acquisition towards the federal government or the Nationwide Freeway Authority of India (NHAI) whereby no response might to this point be filed, the Rajya Sabha was advised on Wednesday .

Union Minister of Street Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari, in a written reply on the Rajya Sabha, mentioned: “There is no delay in filing of replies. Therefore, the question of fixing responsibility does not arise.”

“Instructions have been issued to all concerned officers to file the response on behalf of the government or NHAI within the prescribed time limit in the matters pending before the High Courts,” he added.

The Ministry of Street Transport and Highways has issued directions and pointers relating to well timed dealing with of court docket circumstances wherein it has been instructed that the involved discipline workplace of the company concerned within the improvement and upkeep of nationwide highways, shall file an acceptable counter affidavit in court docket circumstances, properly earlier than the date of listening to of the case earlier than the court docket and defend the case on behalf of the Central Authorities, mentioned the reply.

The Ministry mentioned that many efforts have been taken for decision of land acquisition compensation disputes. It consists of introduction of BhoomiRashi portal for on-line submission of LA notification for decreasing the time in publication and fee of compensation.

The efforts on this regard additionally embody common conferences with state governments for fast land acquisition and well timed disbursement of compensation.

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