PANAJI: In a major announcement, the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant today said that all the Mundkarial houses, with an area of 300 sq meters would be legalized under Mundkarial Law.
The announcement was made during a live interaction with public under Swayampurna Goa programme.
Sawant said that there are nearly 3500 pending Mundkar cases across Goa that includes 2000 cases in North Goa and another 1500 in South.
He said that mamledar and deputy collectors are directed to hold hearings even on Saturday to dispose off the pending cases in time bound manner.
Sawant said that the government brought out a law to regularise houses but the person has to make an application to authorities.
“We had stated that if any person purchased property before 2014, it may be any land, and later constructed a house and if the house has electricity connection and water supply, the house owner can file an application to the Dy Collector for regularisation,” Sawant had said
Sawant also had said that many persons feel that getting a house number means the house is regularised which is not correct and it is only when people get notice for demolition that they realise that the house is not regularised.
“We have given many opportunities to people and even relaxed many clauses in the laws and we have now extended this initiative again.” he added
The government has decided to dispose the around 700 pending mundkarial cases languishing in the quasi-judicial magisterial courts for the past several years within the next two months with January 31 next year as a deadline.
Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said dedicated mamlatdar courts dealing with Mundkarial cases will also work on Saturdays for which a high level meeting will be held on Monday morning to work out and finalise the modalities.
In several talukas, mundkarial cases have been pending for long and Sawant indicated that the January 31, 2024 deadline will be set to dispose the around 700 such cases.
Earlier in September, the revenue department had issued a circular for appointing dedicated mamlatdars to hear and dispose the backlog of mundkar cases.