Panel for land bill gets cabinet nod

A screening committee headed by the law minister will be constituted to look into the Karnataka Land Revenue (Second Amendment) Bill 2012, also known as the Akrama-Sakrama Bill.

Published: 24th August 2013 10:24 AM  |   Last Updated: 24th August 2013 10:24 AM   |  A+A-

A screening committee headed by the law minister will be constituted to look into the Karnataka Land Revenue (Second Amendment) Bill 2012, also known as the Akrama-Sakrama Bill.

The State Cabinet took a decision to this effect on Friday.

Both the Houses of the Legislature had passed the Bill during the previous BJP rule and Governor H R Bhardwaj had returned it after making certain observations.

Briefing reporters after a Cabinet meeting here on Friday, Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister T B Jayachandra said, the previous BJP government had sought insertion of a new section 94CC in the Karnataka Land Revenue Act (1964). This section would provide for grant of land in case of unauthorised construction of houses on government lands in urban areas, he said.

The committee will consult the ministers and officials concerned before making changes as suggested by the Governor.

The minister said while the Bill seeking regularisation of buildings in urban areas, is pending before the Governor, another Bill under Sec 94C pertaining to regularisation in rural areas has been approved.

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