Mumbai, 5th August 2022: Stating that the process of land transfer (Free hold) is sometimes delayed on behalf of the government, Chief Minister Mr. Eknath Shinde said that the period of bounty payment will be extended.
A meeting regarding the transfer of land (Collector Land) provided by the State Government (Free Hold) was held today at the Secretariat under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister.
The meeting was attended by MLA Bharat Gogawle, MLA Mangesh Kudalkar, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue Department Dr Nitin Karir, Additional Chief Secretary Urban Development Department Bhushan Gagrani, Additional Chief Secretary Housing Department Millind Mhaiskar, Secretary of Social Justice and Special Assistance Department Sumant Bhange, Principal Secretary of Labor Department Vinita Singal, District Magistrate of Mumbai Suburbs Nidhi Chaudhary, Secretary of Finance Department Shaila A and other senior officers.
The Chief Minister, Mr. Shinde, further stated that in view of the Covid-19 context, the first phase of three years for the payment of the premium at a preferential rate for the conversion of Class II occupants to Class I was extended for two years.
Considering that the processing of the free retainer sometimes takes a long time, the premium payment period will be extended. According to the notification dated March 8, 2019, the cost of converting the lien for government-provided freehold land (collector land) is 10-15% of the market value. The Chief Minister said the Department of Revenue should consider whether these fees could be reduced.
He also said that land has been given to backward class communities under the backward class housing scheme. Residents will benefit from the land provided under the backclass scheme after obtaining part of the freehold scheme. That’s why the revenue department and the social justice department should think about it jointly and positively, Shinde said.