SAC led by governor Satya Pal Malik annuls Roshni Scheme

Srinagar, Publish Date: Nov 28 2018

The State Administrative Council (SAC) which met in Jammu today under the chairmanship of Governor, Satya Pal Malik approved repeal of the Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001, (commonly known as Roshni scheme).

Advisors B B Vyas, K Vijay Kumar, Khurshid Ahmad Ganai & K K Sharma, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam and Principal Secretary to the Governor, Umang Narula attended the meeting, said an official handout.

All pending proceedings under the Act shall stand cancelled immediately and abate, it said. However, the SAC directed that any action taken under the provisions of the repealed Act shall not be invalid.

The Jammu and Kashmir State Lands (Vesting of Ownership to the Occupants) Act, 2001 was enacted in the year 2001 with the twin objective of generating resources for financing power projects and conferment of proprietary rights to the occupants of the State Land.