NASHIK: The Nashik district administration has empowered the tehsildars to grant permissions to expedite the process for non-agriculture land status only in case of areas have been declared as residential sectors.
Nashik district collector Suraj Mandhare said, “We are now granting these rights to tehsildars to provide the NA permits to land parcels that have already been marked as residential areas in the development plan.”
Mandhare said that the tehsildars are in possession of the land parcel numbers of all such areas. The tehsildars have to only to issue NA permits to the people who have their land parcels in these areas.
These areas are within 200 metres from the boundaries of the areas that have been draft development plan or final development plan or even draft regional plan that have been declared by the officer.
“There might be some land owners who have already sought NA permissions or even the ones who might have started the NA use of the land for residential, commercial or even industrial purpose. The tehsildars only have to issue a notice to these land owners, ask them to pay the challan and issue the NA permits,” collector said.
The tehsildars will not take any action against any of the constructions carried out without NA permissions as the separate agency is looking into that aspect.
The collector has ordered the tehsildars to ensure that the list of the property holders be finalized and all those who have still not taken NA permits for the land be issued the challan (tax payable) and ask them to clear the dues.
The collector has also ordered the sub-divisional officers to keep a check on the developments every fortnight and ensure the authorities concerned are complying with the latest orders.