Tag Archive: Goa Property

Goa mulls law to check fraudulent sale of NRIs’ properties

The Goa government is mulling to frame a law to check fraudulent sales of the ancestral properties of NRIs and expatriates in the state. Goa’s town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai, on his return from a tour of Dubai today, told reporters near here that Goans living overseas said that at times their properties in the beach state were sold by fraudulent means without they being aware of it. “During my visit there, I interacted with several Goans, who have listed out their problems. One of the major problems is that their ancestral properties in Goa are sold fraudulently without their information,” he said. Many a times a person having power of attorney for a property signs the document selling it to the third party without even informing the owner, the minister said. “When they come back…
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Sale, conversion of orchard land will be criminal offence

PANAJI: Sale and development of orchard land will now be a criminal offence and could soon attract imprisonment of one year, town and country planning (TCP) minister Vijai Sardesai said. Claiming that 20 lakh square metres of land had been illegally converted across Goa, Sardesai stated that an amnesty period was being given to those who had illegally developed land to seek conversion from the board by March 31, 2018. “We are of the opinion that there is a need to amend the Town and Country Planning Act so as to have criminal liability for people who are doing illegal development of orchard land,” he said. “Therefore we are suggesting that the liability for person getting involved in illegal land development of orchard land should be one year simple imprisonment,” the minister said. He said the TCP department…
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