After a court ruling, the registers are resumed in illegal colonies
GHAZIABAD: Registration of colonies identified as illegal by the
Ghaziabad administration resumed on Wednesday after a gap of over a
month. The registries followed an Allahabad high court
directive quashing an administrative order banning registries in
On the first itself, 494 registries were executed in Sadar tehsil alone and Rs 7 crore collected as revenue. According to an official of the district stamp and revenue department, the ban and a resultant strike by the tehsil bar association, which lasted a month, had caused a loss of about Rs 80 crore to the state exchequer.
“After the high court quashed the district administration’s order banning registries in 321 colonies, they resumed on Wednesday. It had been held up for the past one month following a strike by the Tehsil Bar Association,” said ML Patel, AIG in the stamp and registration department.
“On Wednesday itself, 494 registries were executed. The ban and the subsequent strike by the Tehsil Bar Association had resulted in a loss of about Rs 80 crore to the state exchequer,” Patel added.
Brahampal Singh Veerbhan, secretary in the Bar association, is hoping that the Allahabad high court, which is scheduled to hear another petition on the same matter on January 11, will pass a directive for all DMs across the state. “In the past, there have many instances when DMs have unilaterally and in utter disregard of the registration manual banned registries, only to be revoked by higher-ups. On January 11, when the court takes up our matter, we hope it will pass an order which will be binding on all DMs across the state,” added Veerbhan.