A high-level meeting of revenue department was held on Thursday at the Secretariat to sort out issues related to regularisation of unauthorised structures built on private land and necessary directions were given to officials concerned for speedy disposal of applications.
The meeting was co-chaired by Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte and Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai and attended by the secretary revenue Sudhir Mahajan, chief town planner Rajesh Naik and James Mathew, besides district collectors and deputy collectors of respective talukas.
Speaking to media after the meeting, Khaunte said that the department has received over 7,300 applications for regularising unauthorised structures from all over Goa and issues pertaining to approving the applications were discussed in the meeting.
“There are some areas which fall under orchard zone. Hence, the TCP has said that such applications should be sent to them under section 16B of TCP Act for regularisation,” he said, adding that, many corrective steps were discussed at the meeting to ensure speedy disposal of applications.
The minister informed that instructions have been given to the secretary revenue and chief town planner to give proper directions to deputy collector and taluka-level offices of TCP to sort out the issues immediately.
Khaunte said that the applications are divided into four categories for speedy disposal such as settlement, commercial, settlement-commercial and institutions.
The meeting also decided that the applications which fall under orchard be sent to TCP department by the deputy collectors.