New SOPs to ensure transparent allotment of plots in Islamabad

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA), Sheikh Anser Aziz has approved new SOPs to ensure the allotment of plots to the affectees of Islamabad in a transparent manner.

“ New SOPs will guarantee the genuine rights as well as the process for allotment of plot to the affectees in transparent manner so that the real issues of these affectees could be addressed,” the CDA chairman Sheikh Ansar Aziz said.

The CDA chairman had imposed ban on allotment of plots to the affected people in order to ensure transparency in the process. During the period of ban, the CDA chairman also faced immense pressure from some political circles including some parliamentarians but he continued with his decision.

Talking about the new SOPs, Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz said that he has taken serious notice of irregularities reported in allotment of plots to the affectees in the past. He further said that detailed inquiry has been conducted about these irregularities in Land Directorate, adding that action could be taken against officers and officials involved in irregularities.

Sheikh Anser Aziz said that reforms have been introduced in Land Directorate and officers and officials have been transferred who have been working in Land Directorate for a very long tenure saying the group of these officers and officials was a mafia. The purpose of imposition of ban on allotment of plots, was to work out a transparency to minimise the difficulties faced by the affectees of Islamabad, he added.

He said that the role of affectees in the development of Islamabad is vital, which cannot be neglected. He said that under new allotment policy, deserving people will get their genuine rights and there would be no chance of irregularities.

Sheikh Anser Aziz said that under the new allotment SOPs, responsibilities from dealing assistant to Member Estate have been defined to hold a specific person responsible involved in any irregularity.

As per new SOPs, the affectees and legal heirs of deceased affectees / attorney will personally submit the application addressed to Director Land and Rehabilitation for allotment of plot, which will contain attested copy of CNIC (to be verified from Nadra), fresh farad of land from Revenue Department of ICT, copy of ‘Qabza-e-Wasool’ attested by Assistant Director Land, copy of Naqsha-II attested by Assistant Director Land, two photographs, an affidavit and undertaking with signature /CNICs of two witnesses declaring wherein that no rehabilitation benefit has been received earlier and possession of land being considered has been handed over to CDA. In case of legal heir ship, copy of ‘warasatnama’ and succession certificate attested by Assistant Director Land and attested copy of electricity bill verifying the record. Further process will include, Revenue report with detail of total quantum of land/with previous report if any, Nadra verification, concerned dealing assistant report for previous allotment if any, vetting of all documents / report from CDA counsel and Deputy Commissioner, CDA and possession report from ‘patwari’ and affidavit from the owners.

As far as the cases of Build-up Property (BUP) are concerned, Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz further informed that the affectees / legal heirs of deceased affectee will submit the application addressed to Director Land Rehabilitation for allotment of plot, which will contain attested copy of CNIC, attested copy of award list, attested copy of ‘Qabza-i-Wasool’, two photographs, an affidavit and undertaking with signature and CNICs of two witnesses declaring wherein that no rehabilitation benefit has been handed over to CDA.

In case of legal heir ship, copy of ‘warasatnama’ / Succession Certificate attested by Assistant Director Land and Deputy Commissioner, CDA. As far as further formalities are concerned that include demolishing report along with pictures of houses before and after demolishing with land owner and Patwari of CDA clearly visible in the pictures, Patwari report and stamp paper of land owner, payment report, Nadra verification report, concerned dealing Assistant report for previous allotment if any, vetting of all documents / reports from CDA counsel and Deputy Commissioner, CDA and removal report of electricity bill from Wapda.

Mayor of Islamabad and Chairman CDA, Sheikh Anser Aziz further informed that after principle approval of case from Member Estate, Director Land and Rehabilitation will return back the case to Additional Director Land and Rehabilitation / Estate Affectee for inclusion in the list for earmarking of plot number through manual open balloting in the presence of two members of CDA Board, date of which will be advertised in at least three leading newspapers.

He further said that record of vacant plots will be kept with Director Land and Rehabilitation and Land Survey will assist / update the same. After balloting, dealing assistant will prepare allotment letter as per balloting result and submit the same to Deputy Director through AOR for signature, he said. He added that after the allotment letter is signed/embossed and dispatched, case file will be forwarded to Estate Affectees Section for red entry in record and further process as per policy.

, Sheikh Anser Aziz informed that a balloting committee will comprise Director Land and Rehabilitation as its chairman, director security and deputy commissioner, CDA as members of the committee and deputy director concerned as member-cum-secretary. He said that earmarking of plot will be made through manual balloting by the above proposed allotment committee on fortnightly basis in the presence of two members of CDA Board.

He further told that all the already approved cases / files by the ex-DDG Land are to be re-processed and get fresh approval from Member Estate after completing all formalities in accordance with new policy.  The mayor expressed his hope that new allotment policy will control irregularities and affectees of Islamabad would get their genuine rights in a transparent manner.

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