Advisor/Secretary of Revenue Department, UT Ladakh, Dr Pawan Kotwal Reviews Property Rent Rates for Defence Forces in Ladakh

Leh, June 21, 2024: The Advisor to the Hon’ble Lieutenant Governor and Administrative Secretary of the Revenue Department of the Union Territory of Ladakh, Dr Pawan Kotwal, convened a critical meeting to review the revision of rent rates for properties occupied by the Defence Forces within the region, at the Civil Secretariat, Leh.

The meeting addressed significant concerns regarding the valuation and management of lands utilized by Defence Authorities, ensuring equitable and updated rental agreements, and the examination of issues related to a substantial tract of land measuring 488 Kanal 14 Marlas currently under the occupation of the Army in Kaksar.

Discussions and deliberations were held on streamlining the rent revision process, incorporating up-to-date market assessments, and addressing lands under the Municipal limits.  

The Advisor Dr Pawan Kotwal emphasized the importance of maintaining a balanced and fair approach in the valuation process, considering both the strategic needs. He highlighted the necessity of transparent and collaborative efforts between the Revenue Department and military authorities to ensure mutually beneficial agreements. He directed the District Magistrates to verify the lands under the Municipal limits.

The meeting was attended by the District Magistrate/CEO of LAHDC, Leh; Defence Estates Officer, Leh; Assistant Commissioner of Revenue, Leh; OSD to the Secretary of Revenue Department; and concerned officials, while the District Magistrate/CEO of LAHDC, Kargil; and the Additional Deputy Commissioner (In-charge of Assistant Commissioner of Revenue) Kargil; Tehsildar, Kargil, and concerned officers joined the meeting virtually.