Sunday, February 22, 2015

Leasehold transfer within family made virtually free

Land has been given in the past by development authorities and other government agencies in towns such as Salt Lake, Kalyani, Asansol, Durgapur, Siliguri and elsewhere on leasehold basis. The lease period is usually 99 years but in some cases it extended to longer period. During this period, the lessee often wants to transfer his / her leasehold rights to his / her, spouse or children etc. As in all leased holdings, this requires prior permission of the authority who leased the land. In giving this permission, many a times development authorities used to charge significant fees. Now the state government has issued a circular recently that says that transfers within closed blood relatives will have to be allowed free of cost except for a minor processing fee of Rs 1,000. The notification can be seen at transfer_within_blood_relation . While explaining this notification to the development authorities in a video conference held by me last Thursday, I sensitized all concerned to make such transfer cases within the family as smooth and hassle-free as possible.
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Adhar Camp is being organised by district administration in co-operation with NKDA. I visited both sites yesterday. The camps will continue till end of this month. About 8,000 New Town residents are expected to be covered. A photo:

Adhar Camp at New Town: behind Nazrul Tirtha
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Two clippings:
Times of India dt 22 Feb 2015
Khabar 365 dt 22 Feb 2015

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