Activate On-Line Building Permission System In Pahalgam: HC  

SRINAGAR —The on-line Building Permission System for Pahalgam shall be “positively activated” within three months, the Jammu and Kashmir High Court has ordered.

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation, a division bench of the Chie Justice Gita Mital and Justice Alok Aradhe  passed the directions after perusal of compliance report by Mushtaq Ahmad Simnani, Chief Executive Engineer, Pahalgam Development Authority.

“We accept the compliance report submitted before us. The respondents are bound to ensure fulfilment of all the steps stated therein,” the court said.

Regarding the submissions in respect of adoption of ‘On-line Building Permission System’ which has been undertaken by the National Informatics Centre, J&K, the court ordered that the “same shall be positively activated and made functional within three months period as stated in the affidavit.”

 “The respondents shall finalize the process of submission of on-line forms for building permission and approval thereof,” the court said and ordered that a status report shall be filed positively on or before November 15.

The affidavit also revealed that the Solid Waste Management by-laws have been drafted and the same have been referred to the Law Department for approval.

“Let the status report in this regard and the steps taken for notifying the same be placed before this Court on or before 24.11.2018,” the court said and ordered listing of the PIL on November 27.  

Meanwhile, the high court was informed Advocate D. C. Raina that Master Plan for Srinagar shall be prepared by the end of this month and placed before the State Administrative Council.

Hearing a separate Public Interest Litigation, the division bench ordered listing of the PIL on November 25.  

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