No sale deeds of unauthorized plots in smart city area in Nagpur
The Smart City special purpose vehicle (SPV) — Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) — has imposed a blanket ban on sale deeds of unauthorized layouts and plots in the Smart City area based development (ABD) region, covering Pardi, Bharatwada, Punapur and Bhandewadi in east Nagpur. This was decided at an NSSCDCL meeting headed by additional chief secretary to CM Praveen Pardeshi on Saturday. The meeting also discussed 12 other proposals.
SPV chief executive officer Ramnath Sonawane told TOI that NSSCDCL took a decision to restrict sale deeds of unauthorized layout and sub-division of land in ABD region. “Large chunk of land is falling in no development zone and agriculture zone in ABD region. The Ahmedabad-based HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt Ltd, which is preparing draft of town planning scheme for the SPV, informed us about selling of plots in the ABD region by few owners. We have no problem in selling of entire khasra as a whole but no sale deeds of sub division of land will be permitted. The SPV will send a letter to stamps and registration department asking it not to entertain sale deeds of unauthorized layouts and plots in ABD region,” he said.
Pardeshi also directed municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal, the SPV director, to ensure public notification and publicity of imposition of ban on sale deeds.
Before commencement of the meeting, east Nagpur MLA Krishna Khopde along with some corporators met Pardeshi and requested to accommodate an additional area of 490 acres in the ABD region. The SPV gave its consent to increase the ABD region from initial plan of 951 acres to 1,730 acres. Accordingly, the SPV hiked the charges to be paid to the consultants for increase in ABD region. Thus, Smart City plan will be prepared for 1,730 acres of Pardi, Bharatwada, Punapur and Bhandewadi.
Of total 13 directors, 12 were present in the meeting, including mayor Nanda Jichkar, commissioner of police K Venkatesh, NIT chairman Deepak Mhaisekar, municipal commissioner Ashwin Mudgal, collector Sachin Kurve, ruling party leader Sandip Joshi, leader of opposition Tanaji Wanve, standing committee chairman Sandip Jadhav and others.
Sonawane said the NSSCDCL, which has become the first SPV of the country to frame its own human resources policy, will have total staff of 54. “SPV’s HR policy is first of its kind which is based on a slogan — perform or perish. Employees will be recruited on contractual basis for three years but will be chucked out in second year itself if not performed satisfactorily. Payment will be divided in two categories of which 50% will be based on performance. Also, the appraisal will be done in every six months,” he said.