Governor ESL Narasimhan rejects ordinance on dotted lands
Governor ESL Narasimhan on Wednesday rejected an ordinance on dotted lands issued by the state government The Governor objected to two points,...
Amaravati: Governor ESL Narasimhan on Wednesday rejected an ordinance on dotted lands issued by the state government. The Governor objected to two points, including delegation of authority to Joint Collectors from District Collectors and reducing time period from six months to two months.
The government now is mulling two options -- one to resend the ordinance to the Governor which he will have to accept it; the other being the government can introduce a bill and get it passed since the Assembly is in session now. According to sources, the government is more inclined to introduce a bill.
The government brought the dotted lands Act in 2017 enabling the District Collectors to solve the problem. Later, as the government found it a difficult task to solve the 85,000 grievances from public on dotted lands, it decided to bring an ordinance with latest amendments. The Cabinet at its recent meeting had proposed the two amendments to the Act and sent the same for Governor's consent.