Crescent Kashmir

Trees on non forest land

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In Jammu division almost in all the districts there are lots of trees not getting the required permission for felling due to the delay in the offices of forest department and revenue department.

In this connection recently Divisional Commissioner Jammu held a review meeting and said that no Khair tree/wood shall be used for any purpose except in accordance with the provisions prescribed in the SRO. It was informed that several applications are pending with the DFOs and Tehsildar concerned for grant of approval.

He emphasized on close coordination between Revenue and Forest officials for expeditious clearance of permissions. He directed the DCs and DFOs to process all the pending cases and simultaneously conduct the demarcation. The Revenue heads of Districts were instructed to expedite the title verification process and other revenue recommendations and send all the cases to the Chief Conservator of Forest for grant of final approvals. The Div Com also asked the DCs to reject cases where state land is involved.

He reviewed the dispensation of online revenue services and took stock of district wise disposal percentage.

He exhorted the revenue officers to work with zeal and dedication to provide the best services to the public and lessen the hardships of the common masses. He asked the DCs to ensure prompt disposal of online applications. He also stressed the importance of conducting regular monthly meetings with Tehsildars to discuss the issues and progress made under the online services. He also directed the revenue officers to educate the public about the online services of their department and motivate them to avail the benefits of the same.



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