The Odisha authorities on Wednesday began the procedure for the agreement of government lands underneath the ownership of possession/ aided schools and schools.
A meeting on this connection became held on August 9, 2021, chaired by way of the leader secretary of Odisha, and the minutes of the equal were notified on Wednesday by the Odisha Higher Education department.
The Higher Education department and the school and mass training department had been advised to furnish to the sales and disaster control (R&DM) branch within 15 days, the approximate volume of government land, below ownership of government in addition to aided colleges and colleges, which requires being settled/ recorded of their call along with the approximate market cost of such land.
The Revenue and Disaster Management Department has been advised to work expeditiously to bring the matter before the State Cabinet for a policy decision on settlement of the government land in favour of the government and aided schools and colleges.
It is pertinent to mention here that a meeting was held on the same issue back on February 11, 2020 under the Chairmanship of the Chief Secretary of Odisha. However, it was resolved today that the decisions taken on the last meeting (February 11, 2020) will be upheld.
All land, irrespective of the extent of area, under the occupation of standalone Government Degree Colleges (including autonomous and non-autonomous Government Colleges) and standalone Government Higher Secondary Schools (Erstwhile + 2/ Jr. Colleges) will be recorded in the name of Higher Education Department and School & Mass Education Department respectively.
However, in the case of composite colleges (Where a Degree College co-exists with a Higher Secondary School), the land, irrespective of the extent of area, shall be recorded separately; i.e. in the name of Higher Education Department for the area under the occupation of the Degree College wing and in the name of School & Mass Education Department for the area under the occupation of the Higher Secondary School wing.
Where such splitting of land is not possible due to practical problems and inconveniences, the entire land will be recorded in the name of the Higher Education Department.
Source: Odisha TV