Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal, said that the present State Government has taken effective steps for keeping a check on corruption in Change of Land Use (CLU) cases which was prevailing in the previous government.The State Government has prepared a new Policy on November 10, 2017 under which applications would be invited from the applicants and license and CLU would be given through open auction and too in limited numbers, he said while addressing a press conference here today.He said that there was rampant corruption in issuance of CLU during the previous government. The Chief Minister had taken away all the powers to issue CLU and license of colonies which were vested with Director, Town and Country Planning Department. But we have not only scrapped such orders but also given back the powers to the Director Town and Country Planning.The Chief Minister said that the Licensing/CLU Policy of the Department has also been amended.
Earlier, licenses of group housing, commercial and IT Park were given on the basis of first come first serve basis. The present State Government has prepared a new policy under which applications were invited from the applicants and License and CLU are given through auction.He said that the State Government has also decentralized the powers for issuing industrial CLUs, permission and licenses to colonies. The powers of providing industrial CLUs of upto one acre have been given to district level committee headed by Deputy Commissioner concerned whereas, Empowered Executive Committee have the power to give approval to big units.Among those present on this occasion included Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Mr Rajesh Khullar, Principal Secretary Town and Country Planning Mr A.K Singh, Director General, Information Public Relations and Languages Department Mr Sameer Pal Srow, Director Town and Country Planning Mr K.M Pandurang, Chief Administrator HSVP Mr J. Ganeshan and Media Advisor to Chief Minister Mr Amit Arya.