HYDERABAD:Hyderabad district officials ruled out any relaxation in case of amount to be paid for land regularisation under GO 58 and 59 as people from various places have been coming up with several complaints on regularisation process.
“People have bought land and constructed houses. Many of them constructed houses in as less as 40 yards and applied for regularisation under GO 58. But terming them as ‘Above Poverty Line’ families, officials were asking to pay about `45,000 per yard. How can they pay so much now after spending their hard earned money earlier while buying and constructing the house,” said A Venkatesh, president of Bhagatsinghnagar Basti.
Similar complaints were coming in from various slums. Residents from about 15 slums formed .an association and submitted a representation to Hyderabad joint collector on the issue.
The district administration received several thousand applications under GO 58 which allows assignment of land measuring up to 125 square yards to BPL families dwelling on such lands.
But the response has been poor for applications under GO 59 as government fixed a stipulated amount for regularisations of land measuring greater than 125 sq yards. But people complain that the officials were asking them to pay the required amount after assessing them as above poverty line families.
But with just four days left for the deadline of regularisation, Hyderabad joint collector Surendra Mohan ruled out any relaxation in the amount to be paid for regularisation or extension of the deadline.
“Regularisation will be done free of cost for below poverty families only. We are asking to pay the amount to only those families above the poverty line or for construction in more than 125 sq yards,” Surendra Mohan clarified.