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All defence land records to be computerised by March-end: Govt

The Defence Ministry is likely to computerise records of all the 17 lakh acres of land under its possession by the end of this month, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.



New Delhi: The Defence Ministry is likely
to computerise records of all the 17 lakh acres of land under
its possession by the end of this month, the Rajya Sabha was
informed on Wednesday.
In written reply to a question in the Upper House,
Defence Minister A K Antony said, "Computerisation of land
records is already going on and is likely to be completed by
March 2011. Two projects, one on digitisation of land records
and other of survey of defence land using modern technology
have been sanctioned recently."

Antony informed the House that action against illegal
encroachment on the defence land is taken under the provisions
of Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants), Act
1971 as well as under the Cantonments Act 2006.

On No Objection Certificate given by the Defence
Ministry, he said, "It has also been decided to review the
practice of issuing NOC for construction of buildings on lands
adjoining defence lands."

On the probe in the Adarsh society scam, the Minister
said, "The preliminary inquiry by Central Bureau of
Investigation has been completed. A regular case has been
registered by the CBI on January 29 against 13 persons under
sections of Indian Penal Code and Prevention of Corruption Act
1988."
"Searches have been conducted at 13 places and large
number of documents have been seized. Investigation is in
progress and action will be taken on the basis of findings of
the investigation." he added.

Antony also replied to the queries on Har-Sidhi
Apartment in Mumbai and Navy`s objection on it.

"The Har-Sidhi Apartment had not sought NOC from Defence
Ministry. However, Indian Navy raised objections on account of
security concerns," he said.

"Considering potential threat to the naval
Establishment, a case has been filed by the Navy in the Mumbai
High Court in October 2010 seeking demolition of the building
and the matter is presently sub-judice," he said.

Replying on the status of Kalptaru Society constructed
on a defence land in village Akurli near Mumbai, Antony said,
"Government has asked Army Headquarters to ascertain either by
holding a Court of Inquiry or otherwise as to how Head
Quarters Southern Command relinquished claim on the said
land."

PTI

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