HC goes on offensive against encroachments on state land

HC goes on offensive against encroachments on state land

Retrieve all public property or face criminal charges, officals warned Srinagar: “Public lands are being exploited for commercial profits by those who have no right to do so. All of this has to stop forthwith,” said the J&K High Court on Saturday while hearing a matter related to protection and preservation of Pahalgam. A division […]

3 former legislators evicted from govt accommodations, HC told

3 former legislators evicted from govt accommodations, HC told

Govt seeks 2 weeks to submit fresh list Srinagar: Three former legislators Mubarak Gul, Ashok Khajuria and Ravinder Sharma have been evicted from public premises, the J&K government informed the High Court while seeking more time to submit updated list of former ministers/bureaucrats who are still occupying the ministerial Bungalows at Srinagar and Jammu. The […]

HC asks govt to consider suggestions from urban report before framing rules

HC asks govt to consider suggestions from urban report before framing rules

Srinagar: The J&K High Court directed the Principal Secretary Transport department to consider suggestions made in Urban Congestion Report before framing any policy and rules for decongesting traffic mess in Jammu and Kashmir. The court also directed the official to file a compliance report of the order passed by court on 10 March, 2020 seeking […]

HC raps GDA for shielding hoteliers, building owners

HC raps GDA for shielding hoteliers, building owners

Orders immediate action against occupants whose lease expired Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Thursday came down heavily on Gulmarg Development Authority (GDA) for shielding the hoteliers and other building owners in Gulmarg resort whose leases have expired but are still occupying the premises. The court warned the GDA to take ‘immediate action’ against those […]

Government competent to decide qualification for posts: HC

Government competent to decide qualification for posts: HC

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Tuesday held that the court cannot alter the rules or policy decision of the government vis-a-vis the bar of qualifications set for a given post. The court while setting aside the judgement of a single bench passed in 2017 in favour of degree holders of B.Pharmacy applying for the […]

HC stays construction of hotel in Gogji Bagh

HC stays construction of hotel in Gogji Bagh

Srinagar: The J&K High Court stayed the construction of a hotel in the vicinity of Gogji Bagh Srinagar while directing Srinagar Municipal Corporation to depute a team of responsible officers to take still photographs and video of present status of construction of the building. “The same shall be done after intimation to the owners of […]

HC asks for report on LAWDA officials accused of ‘irregularities’

HC asks for report on LAWDA officials accused of ‘irregularities’

Srinagar: The J&K High Court on Saturday directed the government to place a report on the issue of disciplinary action against officers posted in LAWDA against whom allegations of “irregularities” are pending. The court also directed LAWDA (Lakes and Waterways Development Authority) to file details of such persons and the action taken in respect of […]

HC declares Roshni Act ‘unconstitutional’, calls allotments void

HC declares Roshni Act ‘unconstitutional’, calls allotments void

Orders CBI probe into Rs 25,000 crore land scam Srinagar: Declaring the Roshni Act “unconstitutional” and all allotments void, the J&K High Court on Friday ordered a probe through Central Bureau Investigation (CBI) into the 25,000 crore Roshni Land Scam. The court declared the Act unconstitutional and held all allotments made under the act void […]

HC penalises Urban development dept for failing to produce solid waste management by-laws

HC penalises Urban development dept for failing to produce solid waste management by-laws

Srinagar: The J&K High Court imposed a fine on the Urban Development department after it failed to place the details on Solid waste Management by-laws before the Bench. On August 17, the court had directed all local bodies including Panchayats/Municipal Corporations/Municipal Councils/Municipal Committees/Development Authorities/local authorities of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh to give details in […]

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