Dal Dwellers decry delay in rehab plan

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Srinagar: Hundreds of Dal dwellers waiting for their rehabilitation, Tuesday alleged that despite completing all the formalities, Assistant Commissioner Revenue Srinagar is causing undue delay in the execution of work for the reasons better known to him.

President Dal Zameendar Union Abi Karpora Dole Damb, Muhammad Shafi Kuloo said that ACR, Srinagar was assigned the task of verifying the status of persons residing in Dal Lake and even after submitting all the legal documents, the said officer is not executing the work.

“Our documents have been checked and rechecked by all the concerned departments including Directorate of Consumer Affairs and Public Distribution. But the said officer is causing delay and is demanding the hefty sums from poor people,” Kuloo said.

He appealed the Authorities and Revenue Minister to look into the matter and sought explanation from the said officer.

When contacted, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Ghulam Jeelani Zargar told CNS that he has called a meeting on Wednesday in this regarded in which Collector LAWDA, Tehsildar and Assistant Director CAPD would participate. “We will get the records authenticated. Delay is inevitable as it is a cumbersome process to ascertain the physical verification of all the dwellers,” he said adding that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir has already constituted a committee to get these dwellers rehabilitated at Rakh Arth. 

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