During the formulation of the development strategy and discussions with the stakeholders for the pilot project – NAINA, Shri Sanjay Bhatia, VC & MD, CIDCO had promised to take efficient steps in order to accord sanction from State Government for deemed NA permission for NAINA project. This move was taken into consideration to streamline the process of granting NA permission for the lands falling under NAINA.
CIDCO has been appointed as Special Planning Authority (SPA) for Navi Mumbai Airport Influence Notified Area (NAINA), under Section 40 (1) (b) of the Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning Act, 1966. Vide Notification No TPS-1712/475/ CR98 /12/UD-12, dated 10/01/2013. CIDCO intends to play the role of a facilitator encouraging land aggregation, planned development and creation of physical infrastructure. CIDCO has published the Draft Interim Development Plan (IDP) alongwith the Draft Development Control Regulations and Draft Development Plan Report for 23 villages covering an area of 36.83 sq. kms in Panvel Tahsil inviting Suggestions and Objections in Maharashtra Govt Gazette (extraordinary) dated 13th August 2014.
The Revenue and Forests Department has published Maharashtra Ordinance no. XVII of 2014, an Ordinance further to amend the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, 1966, called as the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code (Amendment) Ordinance, 2014 dated 22nd August, 2014. As per the said Ordinance, after Section 42 of the Maharashtra Land Revenue Code, 1966, the new section 42A has been inserted. As per this newly inserted section 42A, no prior permission of the Collector is necessary for change of use of any land for any purpose as defined in the Sanctioned Development Plan or Draft Development Plan prepared and published as per the provisions of MR&TP Act, 1966.
Hence, as per the new amendment, lands falling in the 23 villages of NAINA are now not required to seek NA permission from the collector office as they are granted deemed NA status. Land owners in these 23 villages can now directly apply for development permissions and after receipt of development permission; they are required to approach village officer and the Tahsildar within 30 days from the receipt of development permission for assessment of NA taxes. However, for the lands falling outside these 23 villages till publication of development plan by CIDCO the procedure for NA permission from the collector office shall continue. CIDCO shall continue to grant NA remarks for lands falling outside these 23 villages based on the request received from the Collector office.