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Haryana Assembly: Pak migrants to get their lands on lease for another 99 years

The Haryana Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill that seeks to rehabilitate those landless persons,who had migrated from Pakistan and had settled in Karnal district after Partition and allocated uncultivable land for a period of 20 years

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Updated: April 8, 2014 1:16:44 pm

The Haryana Assembly on Wednesday passed a Bill that seeks to rehabilitate those landless persons,who had migrated from Pakistan and had settled in Karnal district after Partition and allocated uncultivable land for a period of 20 years.

Now,according to the Bill,such people will be given a further lease of the land for a period of up to 99 years.

The Assembly passed a Bill to include such a provision in the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act-1961 with a view to rehabilitate such landless original allottees or their legal heirs,who had remained in continuous cultivating possession of the land up to September 24,1986.

After Partition in 1947,migrated landless persons of erstwhile Karnal district — which was later bifurcated into the districts of Kaithal and Kurukshetra after the creation of Haryana in 1966 — were allocated uncultivable land for 20 years under the East Punjab Utilization of Lands Act-1949 and the Punjab Village Common Lands (Regulation) Act-1953.

“They made the uncultivable land cultivable and arable with their toil and hard work. Some of the lessees subsequently got evicted after eviction petitions were filed by gram panchayats and other residents of the village. In some cases,the litigation is still on. The Haryana

government had promised

to rehabilitate these landless labourers who have no

other means of livelihood and had been allotted

uncultivable lands considering their pitiable condition,” state Irrigation Minister

H S Chattha said while speaking on the Bill in the Assembly.

Lokayukta issues notification,asksfor CDs from public,mediapersons

CHANDIGARH: A DAY after the INLD rejected the Hooda government’s decision to get the CD controversy — where Congress MLAs and their relatives are allegedly seen demanding money for grant of change of land use (CLU) — probed by the Lokayukta,the institution on Wednesday issued a notification urging the people,including mediapersons,to hand over the CDs in question.

Stating that some CD in this regard is presumably circulating in the media,the notification stated: “Since there is no VCD or any other document made available to the government,the public in general is afforded an opportunity to send any such material which is connected with the subject in issue,so as to proceed further in the matter. Such information should be sent within 30 days from the date of publication.”

The notification added that if someone wants to personally hand over any material,he can do so to the registrar of the office of Lokayukta – room no. 232,second floor in the Haryana new secretariat at Chandigarh’s Sector 17. The INLD and BJP,while rejecting the state government’s move of handing over the CD probe to the Lokayukta,has demanded that the case be probed by a sitting judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court or the Supreme Court.

‘One finger can crush a tennis ball’

Congress MLA Sampat Singh,while speaking on the issue of how the Chautala family has ‘encroached upon’ the key positions in many national sports bodies,including the Table Tennis Federation,said: “While a tennis ball may weigh 2 gm,if Ajay Chautala keeps one finger on the ball,it will be crushed. And such people are holding top positions in sport bodies.”

What to wear

Reacting to Congress MLA Sampat Singh’s Tuesday’s remarks that he had stopped wearing kurta-pyjamas because of such politicians (referring to the Chautalas),Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told Singh: “These (Chautalas) people will make people stop wearing track suits as well. They will also remove your pants and shirts. So,you should continue wearing kurta-pyjamas.” In reply,the MLA said: “I will first do away with sins in such people and then only wear kurta-pyjamas.”

Special appearance

Congress MLA Gopal Kanda,who is currently out on bail on a ground that he has to attend the Assembly session,attended the proceedings of the House for 10 to 15 minutes and then left. He did not return till Assembly proceedings ended in the afternoon.

Eviction resolution

The Assembly unanimously passed a resolution that the farmers belonging to Haryana and Punjab should not be evicted from Gujarat. A copy of this resolution will also be forwarded to the Gujarat government. The resolution was moved by Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda

Important bills passed

Haryana Protection of Interest of Depositors In Financial Establishments Bill-2013

Indira Gandhi University,Meerpur (Rewari) Bill-2013.

Haryana Registration and Regulation of Societies (Amendment) Bill-2013.

Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas (Second Amendment) Bill-2013.

Haryana Town Improvement (Amendment and Validation) Bill-2013.

Haryana Municipal Corporation (Amendment) Bill-2013

Good Conduct Prisoners (Temporary Release) Amendment Bill-2013.

Salaries of ministers,MLAs hiked in Haryana

Haryana Legislative Assembly Speaker’s and Deputy Speaker’s Salaries and Allowances (Amendment) Bill-2013: Salary of Speaker and Deputy Speaker raised from Rs 40,000 per month to Rs 50,000 per month.

Haryana Salaries and Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill-2013: Salary of ministers hiked from Rs 40,000 to Rs 50,000 per month.

Haryana Legislative Assembly (Salary,Allowances and Pension of Members) Amendment Bill-2013: Salary of MLAs hiked from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 per month. Monthly constituency allowance of each MLA hiked from Rs 20,000 to Rs 30,000 and telephone allowance from its earlier Rs 10,000 to Rs 15,000.

Salary of the Leader of Opposition has been hiked from Rs 40,000 per month to Rs 50,000.

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