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WHEN THE COLLECTOR (DM) ORALLY DIRECTS WRONG, BUT NOT IN WRITING
A complaint lodged by me on earlier Online Public Grievance Redressal Mechanism of Bihar Govt i.e. bpgrs.in vide No.99999-3112150122 has been disposed of by the Collector, Darbhanga.
The complaint primarily pertains to the proposed construction of embankment without land acquisition under Darjia-Fuhia Kamla Balan Right Embankment Expansion Project in Sughrain (my village).The report sent to the Collector by the Special Land Acquisition Officer, Kosi Project, Darbhanga vide letter No.564 of dated 30/04/2016 in regard to my complaint mentions about payment of compensation only after completion of land acquisition. Vide this letter, the Special Land Acquisition Officer has expressed his incompetency in interfering in embankment construction without land acquisition and suggested to consult the Executive Engineer, Flood Control Division-2,Jhanjharpur in this regard.
What has been reported by the Special Land Acquisition Officer to the Collector is the reply of the Collector in regard to my complaint and by this reply the complaint has been disposed of.
Though the act of embankment construction without land acquisition is not related to the office of the Special Land Acquisition Officer as his work is only confined to acquire land, not to construct embankment, but due to being the Collector, this act is related to his office. The Collector is in the authority to stop construction of embankment without acquisition of land. The Special Land Acquisition Officer may say to consult the Executive Engineer, but the Collector can’t say because he is in the authority to stop construction of embankment without land acquisition. Many times the Executive Engineer has been consulted. So, the complaint has been wrongly disposed of.
The Collector has orally directed on dated 13/06/2016 during meetings with officers, in which the Executive Engineer was also present, to construct embankment in Sughrain but in writing instead of directing for embankment construction, he has issued notification for Social Impact Assessment study of Sughrain and other revenue villages vide letter No.687 भू-अo of dated 16/06/2016.Since in writing he can’t direct to construct embankment because land acquisition procedures are under progress which has now reached to carry out Social Impact Assessment study and land has not been acquired yet but he wants to make it constructed and he doesn’t want to stop construction, therefore neither he could direct in writing to construct embankment, nor he could direct to stop construction rather replying same what has been reported to him by the Special Land Acquisition Officer, Kosi Project, Darbhanga.