BENGALURU: The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has formed a committee to examine the irregularities in the issuance of A-Khata certificates for unapproved layouts in the city.
A few years ago, 110 villages were added to the BBMP limits. After this, many sites came up on revenue land and land transfer was not done, but the BBMP and Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) have provided the civic infrastructure for such sites. These sites could have been regularised under the Akrama-Sakrama scheme, but the Supreme Court has stayed the scheme.
At present, the BBMP collects property tax by for such sites as per B-khata. The BBMP has so far not announced that A-khata will be convertd to B-khata, but suspecting irregularities, it has formed a four-member review committee. The BBMP has received several complaints from zones including Rajarajeshwari Nagar, Bommanahalli, Dasarahalli, Mahadevapura about such irregularities. Hence, it plans to list out all the A-khata properties within one month.
“We have received many complaints about conversion of A-khata to B-khata against the rules. We suspect irregularities in this and we formed a committee to review them. After the BBMP budget, we will take this issue seriously. We will start the review work from next week and we will take legal action those indulging in irregularities”, said Jayaram Raipura, BBMP Special Commissioner (Finance).