Disposal of Enemy Property vests with the Custodian for India

Revenue Department- Disposal of Enemy Property vests with the Custodian of Enemy Property for India The Addl. Secretary to Government, Revenue Department Appointed as Nodal Officer Enemy Property Act, 1968

G.O.RT.No. 674 Dated: 14-06-2019 From the Ministry of Home Affairs, G.O.I.,New Delhi D.O. Lr. No.37/88/2017-EP, dt.17.11.2017, 4.6.2018 & 17.08.2018. Govt. of A.P., Lr.No.228/Poll.B/A1/2018, dt.28.9.2018 addressed to Joint Secretary to GoI, MHA, New Delhi.

The Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, New Delhi , has stated that under powers conferred by Section 3 of the Enemy Property Act, 1968, the Central Government has vide Notification dated 7.6.2010 appointed the District Magistrate / District Collector / Deputy Commissioner of the States / UTs to act as Ex-officio Deputy Custodian of Enemy Property for areas falling within the territory of their respective districts and more than 9000 enemy properties are presently vested throughout the country and are managed by the Custodian and Ex-officio Deputy Custodian in the respective States.

The Enemy Property Disposal Committee constituted by the Government of India, while assessing the value of an enemy property, have also to consider the valuation report of the District Level Valuation Committee.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has further stated that on 14.3.2017, the Enemy Property Act, 1968 was amended by the Enemy Property (Amendment & Validation) Act, 2017 and the Ministry of Home Affairs is in the process of framing the rules and guidelines for implementing the provisions of the aforesaid Act, with the insertion of new provisions of transfer and disposal of enemy property.

The Ministry of Home Affairs has therefore, requested to survey afresh for actual status such as detail of occupancy, sketch and area map of the property, encroachment / illegal construction, if any by the end of March,
2018 in the respective jurisdictions and to nominate Principal Secretary (Revenue) or any other suitable officer as Nodal Officer who may be in regular touch with the Joint Secretary (FFR) in the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The Government, after careful examination hereby appoint the Addl. Secretary to Government, Revenue Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh as Nodal Officer to assess/valuation of enemy properties in the state of Andhra Pradesh.

The Addl. Secretary, Revenue Department shall take necessary action accordingly in the matter. All you need to know about New Enemy Property Law

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