Maharashtra Asset Fragmentation and Consolidation Prevention Law: PMRDA Lists Law Violations at 62 Sites in 5 Talukas | Pune News
The Registrar took action against 44 of its officers for illegally registering 10,561 documents in violation of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority Act and the Prevention of Fragmentation and Consolidation Act. Maharashtra holdings. Following this, District Collector Rajesh Deshmukh ordered his office to verify the transfer entries of the 10,000 registered property documents in violation of Maharashtra’s Asset Fragmentation Prevention and Consolidation Act.
An official from the Pune Metropolitan Area Development Authority (PMRDA) said that the maximum sites found in violation of the Prevention of Fragmentation and Consolidation of Holdings Act of Maharashtra were from Haveli taluka and that a hearing was ongoing in these cases. The administration slapped notices on the owners of plots at these sites and the FIRs would also be registered, the official said, adding that a campaign to demolish the sites would be carried out after the hearing.
Maharashtra’s Farm Fragmentation Prevention and Consolidation Act states that farmland cannot be sold in fragments. “The violation of the provision has been rampant throughout the district and state,” the official said.
The PMRDA had developed an application which was used by site engineers to track the violation of the law. A survey revealed that Haveli taluka had 31 such sites, followed by 16 in Shirur, six in Khed, five in Maval and four in Mulshi. The official said notices had been issued to the sites under Section 53(1) of the Maharashtra Region Planning Act (MRTP) for the purpose of requesting the removal of the unauthorized development.
PMRDA officials, along with their counterparts in the collection and registration service, and the police decided to work as a team with a nodal officer to keep tabs on these violations.
As many as 44 registry officers are being sued in the case, while the issue of filling the vacancies in the sub-registry offices is also under consideration. Most offices have no deputy clerks and are run by lower-ranking officials, said a member of the team that was trained to vet cases.