Dimapur, March 18: Additional Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner, Sentiyanger Imchen, IAS in a notification informed that the Government of Nagaland has re-constituted the “State Land Acquisition Authority” with the following members: Chief Minister-Chairman; Deputy Chief Minister–Vice Chairman; Minister, Planning; Minister, Land Revenue; Minister, Urban Development; Chief Secretary; Director General of Police; Principal Secretary (Works & Housing); Principal Secretary (Urban Development); Commissioner, Nagaland; Commissioner & Secretary (Power); Commissioner & Secretary (PHE); Secretary (Land Revenue); Secretary (Law & Justice); Engineer-in-Chief (Works & Housing); Chief Engineer (Housing); Chief Engineer (Power); Chief Engineer (PHE); Director (Urban Development); Deputy Commissioner, Kohima, all as Members and Addl. Chief Secretary & Development Commissioner as Member Secretary
The terms of reference, role and responsibility and authority of the State Land Acquisition Authority shall be as under:
(a) Examine all proposals for land acquisition including compensation for buildings standing in the land to be acquired for the purpose of developmental projects or for public amenities or works of public benefit.
(b) To decide on the area of land required to be acquired and allotted to various departments and agencies for developmental and public utilities.
(c) To approve land compensation rates for various categories of land proposed to be acquired.
(d) To determine additional areas of land to be acquired for use for future developmental projects.
(e) To review the utilization or otherwise of land acquired and allotted to various departments and agencies which have remained unutilized for more than 3 (three) years and decide on their cancellation or extension if found warranted.
(f) To direct enforcement of Building Bye-Laws and directions for construction of Government Directorates and offices/establishments particularly in the new Capital Complex Areas.
(g) To and effect eviction of encroachers of Government land within the State.
(h) To direct preparation of Master Plans for District Headquarters, Administrative Headquarters and strict adherence to the Master Plans proposed by all concerned.
The jurisdiction of the State Land Acquisition Authority shall extend to the whole State and also cover land and building required to be acquired by the State even outside the State.
(Page News Service)