Government yet to clear cases of Roshni Scheme

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By Fast Kashmir on 04/01/2018.

Srinagar, Jan 4: The non-clearance of cases by State Vigilance Organization has become the main bottleneck in the proper implementation of Roshni Act.

    The aspirants have appealed Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Vigilance Organization to expedite the probe and clear cases against those who are being accused of land grabbing under this scheme.

    The aspirants said that those cases which are outside Vigilance purview should be cleared first so that aspirants can apply anew.

     Recently, Minister for Revenue, Relief, Rehabilitation and Reconstruction chaired a high level meeting to review the implementation of the Roshni Act 2001. The Minister had directed the concerned to submit a detailed report about the practical difficulties in the implementation of the Act. However, sources said that no report has been submitted before the Ministry yet.

    Those who want to have land under this Act demanded that Government should invite applications from the desired people so that they can also be benefitted under this Act.

    “It is high time for the government to clear the cases from Tehsildar level to DC Nazol and fix a new circular. People living below poverty line should also be benefitted but unfortunately there is no headway in this regard. We appeal State Government to clear the pending cases and invite new applications for the desired people,” said a delegation.

    Pertinently, the Roshni scheme has generated only Rs 78.47 crores instead of Rs 25,000 crores killing its very purpose.

In 2014, Principal Accountant General (PAG) had also expressed similar views on the scheme saying that state government has lost Rs 25,000 crore under the Roshni Act. (CNS)