High Court/Revenue Ministers Orders Not Bothered On Khad Policy In JK


Rajesh Gupta

JAMMU, Jan 31: DB in High Court in WPPIL No. 19/2014,20/2013 C/W CPPIL No. 03/2013, 07/2013, 4/2015 passed an order dated 12.02.2016 directing respondents to frame policy on khads with in a period of two months.


Revenue Minister, Basharat Bukhari  also passed an order to frame policy into the matter within a specified time but the officers of revenue department did not bother for speaks of their supremacy over Court/Minister.


Thereafter Vide G.O.No. 98 Rev of 2016 dated 02.08.2016 two high level committee were constituted under the chairmanship of Divisional Commissioner, Jammu/Srinagar for preparation of comprehensive state level water policy/plan. But  nobody bother to see what that committee did.


G.O.No. 145-Rev of 2016 dated 20.10.2016 clearly speaks that most of lands recorded as gair mumkin khad etc. in revenue records which are owned by land owners. A large number of public habitations & utilities already exists & revenue record donot form part of any water resource & had wrongly been recorded as such in the revenue records during the previous settlement operations.


The order further read as “Whereas in order to take holistic view in the matter, it has been felt expedient to have a true general position viz-a-viz the recorded position…….ensuring that the errors in the revenue record……..during proceeding settlement operations.”


Sanction was accorded to the constitution of another committee to carry out Khasra/area wise survey off all lands as recorded as gair mumkin khad, dariya, nallah etc.  comprising the following:


  1. Chief Engineer, I&FC, Jammu (Chairman)     2)  ACR, Jammu (Member Secretary)  3) ACR, Samba (Member)     4) Tehsildar concerned        5)  Any other revenue officer


The committee shall submit report to the Government  within a period of one month from the issue of this order.

 It is a matter of great concern to see that how the innocents are harassed in this state, who

are the owners of lands but cannot construct their houses due to ban on gair mumkin khads but in actual are not khads.

Shall Chief Minister/Revenue Minister take actions on the committee members constituted vide above government  orders for their non compliance?  .  




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