By Aqib Ahmad
Srinagar: The state government on Friday ordered constitution of a high-level panel headed by deputy commissioner Srinagar to probe the complaints of irregularities in land acquisition in Narbal and Parimpora areas in the periphery of Srinagar city.
The complaints say that the officials delayed payment of compensation to the persons whose structures or land were acquired by the government for construction of highway from Parimpora to Narbanl crossing.
The government ordered to constitute the 4-member panel, also comprising assistant commissioner (central), general manager DIC and Executive Engineer PW(R&B) department to be nominated by the DC, followed a report from vigilance organzation to the government which was submitted on December 22, 2016.
The panel has been asked to fix responsibility for disbursement of compensation to the ineligible claimants and recommend action against delinquent public servants.
“The committee shall scrutinize and examine all relevant records and identify the bonafide claimants of compensation and advise the collector Land acquisition PWD Kashmir accordingly to enable him make timely payments of compensation to bonafide claimants,” reads the government order.
The panel has been asked to submit its report within one month to the general administration department.