Govt to review NOC policy on defence land: Jaitley

The government is trying to evolve a "balanced" approach towards security needs and demands for exempting residential colonies near defence land from obtaining no-objection certificates from Defence Ministry for carrying out development work, Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

SC notice to Centre over misuse of defence land

The Supreme Court on Monday issued notice to the Centre on a public interest litigation seeking investigation of the alleged encroachment of defence land and its commercial exploitation without any revenue gain to the exchequer.

Over 12,000 acres of Defence land is under encroachment: Govt

About 12,364 acres of Defence land is under encroachment and the Defence Ministry has issued detailed instructions for ensuring vigilance, detection and prevention of such cases, the government said.

Def Min officials quizzed by PAC over land records

Defence Ministry officials on Monday came under intense scrutiny from the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) which wanted to know the deadline by when records of defence lands will be streamlined.

CBI registers case in defence land sale in J&K

CBI has registered a case against Defence Ministry officials and others as part of its probe into alleged irregularities in the sale of military land near the high-security Srinagar airport.

Meghalaya to seek retransfer of defence land

The Meghalaya govt has decided to constitute a committee to negotiate with the Defence ministry on re-transferring `excess` defence land.

Defence land grab a security issue: IAF chief

Indian Air Force chief Air Chief Marshal Norman Anil Kumar Browne on Monday described the grabbing of military land a security threat.

`Defence lands leased for commercial purposes`

The government on Monday said it gives defence lands on lease basis for various commercial purposes like petrol pumps, banks and advertisement hoardings.

‘12,326 acres defence land under encroachment’

Over 12,000 acre of defence land
across the country is under encroachment, Defence Minister AK Antony said in reply to a Lok Sabha query.

Defence land transferred for building school

The Government has given a go-ahead to a proposal for transferring defence land in Kanpur and Gurgaon to Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan.

CAG cites discrepancies in defence land records

In the backdrop of scams such
as Sukna and Adarsh, the CAG said there were "large
scale discrepancies" in land records which could result in
further "encroachments and land grabs" on properties of the
Defence Ministry.

Strict norms before granting NOC for use of defence land

Stung by land scams, the Army has
put in place a new policy regarding issuing `No Objection
Certificates` which provides for counter-checking of such
clearances for a stricter control.

`Policy changes to curb defence land encroachment`

The government is contemplating
policy changes to ensure defence lands in the country are not
encroached upon, Defence Minister AK Antony said on Friday.

TMC MP alleges scam in another defence land in Mumbai

After blowing the lid off the
Adarsh scam in Mumbai, Trinamool Congress MP
Ambica Banerjee has now alleged that another defence land in
the metropolis was given away to a private pharma company
through a NOC from the army.

Mumbai defence land scam: CBI steps in

The CBI is investigating how defence land was transferred to the Adarsh co-operative housing society.

14538 acres Defence land under illegal occupation: Govt

Government on Wednesday said that around 14538 acres of Defence land was under illegal occupation or encroachment at different locations across the country.