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Rajasthan government gives panchayats right to transfer ‘abadi’ land leases

The panchayats were not empowered to transfer or mutate the leases from the original allotte to a new buyer until now. The decision will benefit people in many ways.

Staff Writer | May 10, 2018 | Last Updated:
May 11, 2018 10:09 am
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Parliamentary affairs minister Rajendra Rathore

Jaipur: In a major announcement before the assembly election, the Rajasthan government has given panchayats in the state the right of the transfer and mutation of abadi land leases. The decision will benefit over 46,000 villages in 9800 panchayts of 295 panchayat samitis, according to senior officials.

The panchayats were not empowered to transfer or mutate the leases from the original allotte to a new buyer until now. The decision will benefit people in many ways. It will clear the hurdles people in rural areas usually face when they apply for a property loan. Since people will pay a transfer or mutation fee, it will make panchayats financially stronger. They will be able to carry out development works on their own.

Rajasthan rural development and panchatiraj minister Rajendra Rathore said that panchayat have been empowered to perform transfer and mutation of abadi land leases on the basis of a nominal fee and necessary documents.

“It’s going to be a big relief to people living in rural areas,” said Rathore.

The application seeking transfer or mutation will need to submit documents to the concerned panchayat. The panchayat will scrutinize the documents and when they are found genuine, a proposal of transfer or mutation will be discussed in the panchayat meeting. After the proposal is approved, the applicant will be asked to deposit the transfer or mutation fee.

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