As per the roadmap prepared, TCP will regularise commercial constructions built within 100sqm and unauthorised houses built within 200 sqm on private land in orchard areas.
A high-level review meeting jointly chaired by revenue minister Rohan Khaunte and TCP minister Vijai Sardesai was held at the ministerial block to take a decision on the over 7,000 pending applications that were received under the Goa Regularisation of Unauthorized Construction Act, 2018.
“Those who have applied for regularisation of illegal structures on orchard land which is in their private property, will be asked to apply under 16B with TCP,” Khaunte said, after the meeting.
The government’s reasoning is that with the revenue department facing a manpower crunch it would be quicker to dispose of files if the TCP department scrutinised and cleared unauthorised structures that are in orchard land.
Nearly 7,500-odd applications for regularisation of unauthorized structures are pending with the revenue department or the North Goa and South Goa collectorates.
“The remaining cases in settlement cases will be with the revenue department. We have set a target to dispose of the cases filed last year by this February,” Khaunte said.
Speaking to reporters , Khaunte said that the state government had not taken any decision about regularisation of illegal structures on government land and in forests.
“If anybody has applied for regularisation of structures in khazan land or CRZ, it will be automatically rejected. Same if the applications are for comunidade land or government land. It will be rejected,” Khaunte said, adding, “We have not taken a decision to regularise structures on government land, but on comunidade land, we are trying to work out something. We are trying to get some amendments either in the coming session or the next session.”