India

Might is right prevails in areas under jurisdiction of JMC

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[ July 21, 2017 ] Hundreds of violations wide open, eyewash action only after public outcry Notwithstanding the fact that there were hundreds of violations under Jammu City Master Plan 2021, JMC deliberately made mockery of this by allowing changing’s as per the convenience of violators and even in several cases residential site plans were converted into commercial openly violating all norms in lieu of huge kickbacks. Now Govt has come out with new Jammu City Master plan 2032 came into force vide SRO No. 90 dated 3-3-2017 but the question remains will this make any difference in the hearts and minds of all those who have a responsibility on their shoulders to ensure that every construction in and around Jammu city be in line with Jammu city Master Plan. From the past experience, the answer is no especially when hundreds of buildings have been constructed against the previous master plan 2021. One such examples is first a shop having an area of 12x15 ft was constructed on residential plot 285/7 Govt Residential Colony, Channi Himmat against the city master plan as the total area of plot was 30x55 corner plot where the permission was only for residence but JMC allowed him by not taking action against the violator namely Narinder Singh S/o Thakur Goverdhan Singh R/O Gandhi Nagar Jammu. JMC even did not serve him the COBO notice and with a result the construction of residence is in full flow without leaving any space for kickbacks mandatory as per constructions rules in city. Whereas there is provision in JMC laws that once the violations are surfaced in actual site plan approved then the site plan 2nd time is not approved but in this case despite violations in open that is constructing shop and running business under name and style Kitchen Trendz dealing with PVC Paneling Wallpapers, wooden flooring etc on residential plot, the permission of site plan was not only approved as per the wishes of violator but also given full support against the set norms. JMC has miserably failed to control violations which are becoming a great nuisance as people are frequently raising their voice against JMC but it has not taken the requisite action so far. However, surprisingly JMC instead of taking action against JMC has been found on the side of violators in most of the cases registered under violations. Moreover there is no check on part of JMC whether the plots have been given the deserving ones as there are reports that several persons have managed residential plots in good number thereby turning it a business and killing the spirit of Housing Colony to ensure a personal home for all with dignity. It is unfortunate on part of JMC that it provides every relevant documents to violators and later claims that no such violations has been recovered after public outcry. Even Commercial sale tax officers worry about tax and like this every any other authority attached to it never bothers about it and ultimately violations are being done openly and brazenly. It seems that JMC has completely turned blind eye towards the violations so brazen in public domain but only JMC is not aware of this when everyone else is well aware of violations. This is the right time for investigating agencies to nip the evil in the bud otherwise if they fail to take action like JMC which first permits the violator to raise violative structure and then take cosmetic steps when public wake them up with protests and agitations. It is unfortunate on part of JMC which has the responsibility to ensure that no constructions is raised by violating norms has infect supported and rescued such violators time and again. Notwithstanding the fact that there were hundreds of violations under Jammu City Master Plan 2021, JMC deliberately made mockery of this by allowing changing’s as per the convenience of violators and even in several cases residential site plans were converted into commercial openly violating all norms in lieu of huge kickbacks. Now Govt has come out with new Jammu City Master plan 2032 came into force vide SRO No. 90 dated 3-3-2017 but the question remains will this make any difference in the hearts and minds of all those who have a responsibility on their shoulders to ensure that every construction in and around Jammu city be in line with Jammu city Master Plan. From the past experience, the answer is no especially when hundreds of buildings have been constructed against the previous master plan 2021. JMC has the power under J&K Control of Building Operation Act (COBO) under Section 7(1), 12(1), 7(3) has turned out to be a boon for corrupt JMC which issues notices under the Act selectively to save their skin whenever protests or voice raised against their wrong doings and unnecessary illegal support to violator is given by them at the cost of Jammu City Master Plan. The truth is also this that after sending COBO notices selectively it helps the violators by showing poor defense thus surrendering in favor of violators which have been proved only eye wash. Infect JMC staff acquaints the violators with the loop holes how to give slip to established rules and also ensures its support initially when any violative building construction starts. In most of the cases it has been observed that JMC initially extended support to violators to raise violative structure and then takes cosmetic actions which later prove mere eyewash resulting in immense suffering to innocent people who are made to suffer for none of their fault and also result in loss to Govt exchequer.