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What is LRS and advantages of LRS 2020
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23 Oct 2020 | 48 Views
What is LRS and Advantages of LRS 2020?
What is LRS? LRS or Layout Regularisation Scheme is required and executed while dealing with construction proceedings in a Municipal area. It favors regulating the unauthorized and illegal construction work after getting confirmation from the concerned local body. Several municipal bodies such as Municipal Corporation, Urban Development Authority, Director of Town and Country planning work to approve the layout. LRS 2020 is associated with the regulation of unapproved layout entitled to the building permit from the concerned competent authority. To legalize the construction work and avoid unnecessary exemplary penalties, this scheme plays an essential role in regulating such approvals.  LRS Telangana – A brief Introduction: The Layout Regularisation Scheme in Telangana operates under the name - Telangana regularisation of unapproved and illegal layout rules, 2020. According to the scheme, the regulations and permits cover all sorts of illicit and unapproved categorization of plots and layouts. The registration of such approved plots is not allowed as per the government legislation.  The purpose behind LRS: The Government of Telangana has launched the land regularisation scheme (LRS 2020) and the building regularisation scheme (BRS) to ease the construction work and boost the real estate industry.   All kinds of building and construction work are eligible to take the advantages of scheme provisions. It is managed by a separate enforcement wing that helps curb the illegal and unapproved construction work under the LRS 2020 scheme. As per the documentation process of LRS in Telangana, the applicant has to file an online application, or the other way is to visit MeeSeva centre after the payment of the due registration fee. The registration money is Rs.1000 for the individual plot owners, including the application amount. The developers of layouts have to deposit a fee of Rs. 10,000 dedicated to the whole layout. The mode of payment can be online or offline, along with the submission of a self-attested copy of the very first page of the registered title deed. If the plots are yet not sold, the layout owner has to file the copies of the sale deed, which is approximately 10% of the total slots.  The regularization of the application process reveals that the municipal body can ask the individuals or layouts owners to produce a document as soon as an intimation is processed. Also, an initial registration has to be filed, which is one of the scheme's norms. The penalty charges are levied that are necessary to convert illegal construction work into a legalized framework.  LRS Guidelines: According to the guidelines under conversion charges, if there is a deficiency of 10 percent of open space for an unapproved layout, there is a penalty of 14 % of the total plot value along with payment of conversion charges. The payment can be made in a single shot or in instalments within the dedicated time. If the plot's regularization process fails, no relaxation will be granted concerning time or amount/fees, and finally, the layout will be declared as unauthorized. Documents required for LRS: Front page of the sale deed Layout copy (The pictorial representation of your plot with details of all four sides) Aadhar Number of the plot owner How to apply for LRS in Telangana: Step 1: Visit the Telangana Government LRS website and click on the link named as "Apply for LRS 2020" where you will be navigated to the OTP validation page Step 2: Enter your mobile number and validate the generated OTP. You’ll be redirected to the application page Step 3: Select either Individual Plot or Layout under- Regularisation Apply for. Step 4:  Area/Locality Details: Under Plots/Layout, choose the concerned Municipality, gram panchayat, or Corporation and specify the Mandal/ Zone and your ward number.  If Municipality - select District, Municipality Mandal, select Ward, and if Panchayat – select District, Mandal, Panchayat, Village.  Plot Details: Plot Number, Locality, Survey Number and Select Village,  Area/Extent of the plot in Sq. Yards, Sales Deed Number, Sale Deed Year, Registered at (Sub-Registrar Office), etc.  Upload Documents: Sale Deed Front Page Copy of Layout Other Document Type Applicant Details: Applicant Name Father/Spouse Name Aadhaar Number Gender Address Mobile Number and Email id Step 5: Payment Proceed to complete the payment of Rs. 1000/- and with either of the 2 ICICI Gateways. On successful payment, you will receive the acknowledgment with your application Number for further usage. Advantages of LRS Telangana The following are the advantages of LRS Telangana 2020. It simplifies the process of application concerning the regularisation of land and plot.  It helps to gain the easy and workable process of registering the application for LRS.  It offers transparent and regularised methods to file an application and register a particular construction work.  It helps accelerate the process of approval for the layout and ensures timely delivery. Hope the article has been informative to you. If you have already registered for Layout Regularisation Scheme, do share your experience with us.

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State Government to Begin Dharani Portal on Dussehra
State Government to Begin Dharani Portal on Dussehra Festival

The listing of non-agricultural properties on the Dharani portal under GHMC limits has been put on hold temporarily.  The applicants could enter details, but they were unable to submit the details. The GHMC official stated that because of the rains, the listing of properties was temporarily halted in the city. To attend the rain-related complaints, all workers have been pressed into action. Dharani Portal to be Resumed on Dussehra Chief Secretary to the State government Somesh Kumar stated here on Saturday 17 October that CM K Chandrasekhar Rao plans to start the Dharani portal on 25 October, which would set the country's trend for the registration of non-agricultural properties. A comprehensive presentation is made on the functioning of the new portal in a video conference held with District Collectors, Additional Collectors, Tahsildars and Naib (Deputy) Tahsildars. Dharani platform would be the most innovative, state-of-the-art, transparent, accountable, secure, safe, hassle-free and discretion-less portal. It will become a trend-setter for the entire country. The system will ensure full accountability and eliminate discretion as per the vision of the Chief Minister. Under the system, Tahsildars would act as Joint Sub-Registrars of all 570 mandals, while the Sub-Registrar Officers would register non-agricultural properties from 142 locations. Instructions were given to the Collectors to ensure 100 percent preparedness in terms of staff and infrastructure for Dharani portal. And at least ten transactions should be performed by all Tahsildars by Sunday. The collectors were directed to make sure that Dharani's hardware facilities were completely functional. In addition, the District Collectors are suggested to hold regular coordination meetings with power distribution company (Discoms) engineers, broadband service providers and representatives of Telangana State Technological Services (TSTS) to ensure that Dharani services should not be interrupted. Also, the Tahsildars should rise to the occasion and be ready to introduce the new system-Dharani portal. By: Shailaja K

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Hyderabad Civic Body Seek Rs 566 Crore Central Relief Fund
Hyderabad Civic Body Seek Rs 566 Crore Central Relief Fund

With heavy rains hitting Hyderabad city, the state government decided to take up relief measures on a war-footing. Under the National Disaster Response Fund, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has applied for Rs 566 crore financial assistance from the Central Government. Confirming this, a senior GHMC official said the municipal corporation was seeking financial aid through the government of the state. List of Required Relief Fund The municipal corporation seeks Rs 566 crore financial aid include Rs 83 crore to restore the stormwater drains Rs 54 crore for lakes restoration works Rs 59 crore to restore 1,200 km BT roads Rs 370 crore for laying CC roads CM Relief Fund Donations In the meantime, Mayor Bonthu Rammohan, Deputy Mayor Baba Fasiuddin, corporate representatives and members of the co-option have agreed to donate their monthly salary to the CM Relief Fund. The members of the Board of Secunderabad Cantonment have declared that their four-month salary would be donated to the CM Relief Fund. Letters to this effect were handed over by the Mayor to Mr KTR, the Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development. By: Shailaja K

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Around 280 Dilapidated Buildings Listed in Hyderabad
Around 280 Dilapidated Buildings Listed in Hyderabad

To avoid any unwanted incidents during the rains and safeguard human lives, the GHMC has taken an action plan to deal with old and dilapidated houses. Dilapidated Properties in Hyderabad Across Hyderabad, there are 286 dilapidated structures, indicating records available to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC). Another 250 buildings have been renovated, served by notifications from the civic body, its owners claimed. Records have also shown that GHMC has recorded 54 cases of wall collapse since October 9, 18 of them on October 14 alone. Recognised Areas with Dilapidated Structures Most of the dilapidated structures are identified by officials in Hyderabad at different areas include  Goshamahal circle Mallepally Begum Bazar Chintal Basti in Khairtabad circle Charminar circle Sultan Bazar Secunderabad Several of them are used for industrial operations. In a quick scan of Secunderabad's Monda market, several of these ageing buildings were seen in housing textiles, jewellery, utensil stores on the ground floor and housing residents on the first floor. In the Begum Bazar, the situation was almost the same. GHMC officials confirmed that timely action was being taken against dilapidated buildings. As of October 15 2020, 19 structures were demolished, people living in 14 old buildings were vacated and 35 people living near Musi were rehabilitated. In total, 154 dilapidated buildings and ten structures were demolished this year. A town planning officer also cautioned people living near sloppy terrain, especially in Banjara Hills and Jubilee Hills to vacate to prevent any untoward incident, putting the responsibility of protecting their homes on their occupants. By: Shailaja K

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TS Wakf Board to Commence Developmental Works at Hyderabad Shahi Masjid
TS Wakf Board to Commence Developmental Works at Hyderabad Shahi Masjid

The Telangana State Wakf Board has decided to soon undertake development activities at the Shahi Masjid Bagh-e-Aam. Shahi Masjid Renovated Soon  In the Public Gardens, Nampally, Hyderabad's Shahi Masjid Bagh-e-Aaam to be renovated by the Telangana State Wakf Board soon. At a meeting with the board members on Tuesday, Telangana State Wakf Board chairman Mohd Saleem stated that all amenities at the masjid with the board funds would be upgraded. The board will be responsible for plumbing works, internal electrical wiring and other renovation works in the mosque. In order to produce revenue for the board, the Wakf Board would also lease three of its properties for converting into commercial properties. The board also made confirmation of the appointment on the various mosques and dargas in the state to its committees. Permission was also given for six properties to be built. Wakf Chairman Saleem stated that all steps were being taken to integrate the Wakf Board records into the database of the registration department to avoid the illegal registration of Wakf properties by unsocial elements or land grabbers or encroachers. By: Shailaja K

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Old and Dilapidated Structures Razed Across GHMC Areas
Old and Dilapidated Structures Razed Across GHMC Areas

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has decided to increase its surveillance of old structures and take up the demolition of dilapidated structures that pose a danger with heavy rains hitting the city. KT Rama Rao, Minister of Municipal Administration and Urban Development, directed the municipal corporation to audit old buildings and relocate residents from dilapidated structures. The municipal corporation, therefore, concentrated on the older buildings that are in a dilapidated state. Teams from the Disaster Response Force (DRF) demolished an old building in Aliabad, Charminar, on 12th Oct night. The DRF teams are removing the old buildings to prevent any untoward events based on complaints by local town planning wing officials. Demolition of Dilapidated Structures The town planning wing identifies dilapidated buildings every monsoon season and demolishes them. In this regard, to vacate the premises and facilitate the demolition of the structures, GHMC issues prior notices to the owners. This year, approximately 120 old buildings have been cleared to date, and the owners have repaired about 90 structures that have been partially damaged. In addition to the 316 structures that were marked for demolition and carried forward from the previous year, the municipal corporation marked 377 structures during the current year. As a precautionary measure, notices were sent to the owners of unsafe buildings and attempts were made to vacate them. The focus was imposed on compound walls, and officials of the civic body were instructed to demolish old and poor structures if the owners refused to clear those walls. More old buildings were to be demolished, but work was delayed due to severe rains. The municipal corporation has razed approximately 1,400 old and dilapidated buildings throughout the city over the last four years. In addition, guidelines for concentrating on cellar excavations in the city have been given to assistant city planners. The municipal corporation has imposed a ban on cellar excavations in Hyderabad. By: Shailaja K

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Telangana Agricultural Land Conversion Bill
Telangana Govt Announced Agricultural Land Conversion Bill 2020

The State Legislative Assembly announced the Land Conversion Bill-2020 to simplify the process of converting agricultural lands to non-agricultural. Land Conversion Bill 2020 The Assembly passed the Telangana Agricultural Land Conversion Bill-2020 for Non-Agricultural Purposes on October 13. Under section 47(A) of the current Act, the bill strips away the powers of revenue officials. Introducing the bill, Vemula Prashanth Reddy, Minister of Legislative Affairs, said the amendments were planned to make the administration transparent and avoid irregularities. The government has only earned Rs 263 crore since 2016 due to undervaluation by revenue officials.  With the new law, people may apply for conversion of their agricultural land for non-agricultural purposes through a Dharani portal. The amendments would ensure better coordination in the identification of agricultural land used for non-agricultural purposes between the panchayat raj, municipal administration, and revenue departments. After citizens book a slot on the Dharani website, the applicant will be contacted by the Revenue Divisional Officer concerned and will complete the whole process, including land conversion, online entry, and issuance of a temporary e-passbook enabling land use for non-agricultural purposes. A permanent passbook will be delivered by mail to the applicant's residence.  

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Pending LRS Applications of 2015 to be Investigated in Telangana
Pending LRS Applications of 2015 to be Investigated in Telangana

The State has speeded up the disposal of thousands of pending Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS) application forms, with an aim to finish it by December 2020. Proposal to Examine Pending LRS Applications A large amount of the applications were received by Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority, and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation was people years ago purchased plots in unauthorized layouts that mushroomed in urban and semi-urban areas and got them registered. Under the LRS, the State has received many applications. All the pending applications under the 2015 LRS schemes are now examined and disposed of under the present LRS scheme. In such cases, applicants whose applications are pending do not need to apply again, since all the underlying terms and conditions remain exactly the same. By January 31, 2020, the government had previously issued orders to dispose of all pending LRS applications (received under the LRS scheme, 2015). However, the government has been informed that a number of applications are still pending. GHMC, HMDA, the Kakatiya Urban Development Authority, the Director of Town and Country Planning, and the Commissioners of all ULBs have been allowed by the government to review and dispose of the pending applications in accordance with the new LRS 2020 rules. The pending applications must be cleared by December 31.  

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Telangana Assembly Announced GHMC Act Amendment Bill 2020
Telangana Assembly Announced GHMC Act Amendment Bill 2020

The state government initiated GHMC Amendment Bill, 2020 to ensure the development of Hyderabad as a world-class city. Proposed GHMC Amendment Bill 2020 On 13th Oct, in the State Legislative Assembly, Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao made the announcement introducing the GHMC (Amendment) Bill, 2020. In addition to creating it as a mark of Telangana's self-respect, the state government will come up with a new Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) Act to promote the growth of Hyderabad into an international destination for all. The State Assembly passed the Bill, making the GHMC Council a 50 percent quota for women compulsory. Although the state government had previously issued orders in this regard and provided 50 percent reservation during the previous elections for women in the GHMC Council, the new Bill gives it authenticity. The Bill adds four further changes to the GHMC Act, including allocation of 10 percent to the Green Budget from the GHMC budget. To ensure flexibility and transparency, the Bill also provides for provisions to address reservations for two terms within the local body. In the Panchayat Raj Act and the Municipal Act, a comparable provision was made. The Bill allows the State Election Commission, in another major amendment, to make its decision on the conduct of GHMC elections only in consultation with the state government. The main objective behind bringing this amendment is to consider all issues such as natural disasters (heavy rains and floods), staff availability, law and order, and other issues before carrying out GHMC elections. Additional amendments have been proposed to facilitate the involvement of people in municipal governance in the GHMC area by creating four Citizens Committees for each division, including youth, senior citizens, women and eminent citizens. All these committees together will form a powerful force of 15,000 people who can be active in growing green coverage, solid waste management, the prevention of public property encroachment, the rejection of plastic use, the promotion of sports and other events in the respective divisions. By: Shailaja K

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Dharani Portal Denied to Accept Enlisting of Non- Agricultural Properties in TSIIC
Dharani Portal Denied to Accept Enlisting of Properties in TSIIC

The State Government uploading information of non-agricultural properties to the Dharani portal is progressing at a slow pace due to some technical problems. Technical Glitches in Dharani Portal Most of the non-agricultural properties located under TSIIC (Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation) are found in Gachibowli, Manikonda and Patancheruvu areas. Property owners made several attempts to enlist the non-agricultural properties in Dharani Portal, but the system refused to accept alphanumeric property tax identification number, allotted to this area. Although several properties located near the industrial area of Jeedimetla fall under TSIIC, GHMC generates property tax. Authorities are requested to fix the issue immediately and deploy staffers to assist property owners as many residents are facing problems about the enrolment of property.  Dharani Survey The state government survey to collect property details is also impacted by uncooperative respondents. The residents in the city are refusing to give out their details for the survey as they are worried that the survey will make them ineligible for welfare schemes, including food security cards and pensions since they have a property under their names. Officials from the Municipal Administration Department stated that 50 percent of the survey was completed. Despite the online portal supporting only 15 to 30 entries per day, surveyors in the districts are asked to cover at least 50 to 70 houses per day. Officials have written down property descriptions on sheets of paper on many occasions. Once the server is functional, they enter the information into the Dharani portal. The government would look into the issues on the dharani portal to facilitate and address all ownership rights. By: Shailaja K

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Himayat Sagar Reservoir Water Released Soon by HMWSSB
Himayat Sagar Reservoir Water Released Soon by HMWS&SB

The Himayat Sagar is only one foot short of being full to the brim with heavy rains lashing the city and its neighbouring areas, and there is the possibility of water being released downstream at any moment. On 12th Oct the water level in the Himayat Sagar reservoir was 1,762 feet compared to the Full Reservoir Level of 1,763 feet after receiving 1,666 inflows. The inflows into the Himayat Sagar are continuously tracked by officials of the Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWS&SB). With heavy rains expected over the next three days, officials said the decision would be taken to release water based on additional inflows into the reservoir. Revenue, police and municipal officials have already been put on alert following steady inflows into the reservoir. The water levels in the reservoir enhanced after nearly a decade, and district collectors, police commissioners, GHMC and other departments were also put on alert. Steady Inflows of Reservoir The residents of Shankernagar, Chaderghat, Moosanagar and its nearby locations were informed to stay cautious. Similarly, in Osman Sagar, the water level was 1,773 feet versus the FRL of 1,790 feet. The reservoir received inflows of 1,388 cusecs till Monday afternoon. There are, similarly, steady inflows into the reservoir of Singur. The Singur reservoir receives steady inflows almost eight years later, bringing a lot of cheer among Hyderabadis and Sanga Reddy residents. At 24.12 tmcft, the water level was recorded in the Singur reservoir against the FRL of 29 tmcft. As HMWSSB officials report that there will be no drinking water problems for the next summer and beyond, the reservoirs are getting steady inflows, and this sets up well for Hyderabad. HMWSSB supplies approximately 440 Million Gallons a day (MGD) to the city. The Krishna River provides these supplies with 270 MGD and the Godavari River with 172 MGD. Nagarjuna Sagar's full reservoir level (FRL) is 590 feet, while 588.88 feet is the current level. Srisailam's FRL is 885 feet, and 884.5 ft is the existing floor. Similarly, the water levels are 484.9 feet compared to the FRL of 485.5 feet in the Yellampally project. The officials of Hyderabad Metropolitan Water Supply and Sewerage Board (HMWSSB) made arrangements for the supply of water to the city as the project obtained good inflows due to the recent rains. By: Shailaja K

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Telangana Government Implemented New Revenue Act in Assembly
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10 Sep 2020 | 857 Views
Telangana Government Implemented New Revenue Act in Assembly
With a big step towards the implementation of the New Tax Act to revamp the Telangana Revenue structure, the Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Wednesday 9th Sept 2020 introduced the new Revenue Bill, which he calls Telangana Rights in Lands and Pattadar Transfer Books Bill 2020. The Government stated that the purpose of the new Act is to provide people with transparency and corruption-free land services and property documents. It will make land transactions transparent and ensure that no official work is carried out about corruption. The new act's ultimate strategy is to pursue revolutionary reforms in land administration. Key Points of Proposed New Revenue Act  The newly created Dharani portal will digitise and survey every inch of the property so that one person is not able to encroach the lands of others. All lands or property details will be accessible online and will also avoid illegal transactions. The multiple servers at many locations will be developed as part of a backup mechanism and disaster management technologies for the stability and security of the Dharani portal.  The new law abolished the discretionary power of the officers to register the land and property.  A total of 590 tehsildars will act as joint registrars in the state and also concurrently register and mutate agricultural land.   The existing 141 sub-registrars will register and convert non-agricultural land. The whole registration process is digitally carried out, the entire registration process will be completed within an hour of uploading documentation and updated in real-time. The certificates such as encumbrance certificates, income certificates or caste certificates can be downloaded directly from the portal.  To avoid conflict when deciding on legal heirs of properties, the Government also planned the incorporation of family tree information in portals from each household.  Now there will be no revenue courts and that all tehsildar magisterial authorities, revenue division officers, and collectors are withdrawn to deal with the land disputes. If there is some conflict over any property, people have to go to civil courts and will be settled by fast-track tribunals. The new revenue act in Telangana will help in eliminating corruption and provide hassle-free service to farmers and general people. By: Shailaja K