Special gram sabhas to be held for examining forest rights pattas

Bhopal, July 13, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Special Gram Sabhas will be held from July 15 to 20 for the disposal of suspended and pending claims under Forest Rights Act 2006. Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development has issued instructions to District Collectors saying that gram sabhas will be held in only those villages where repealed claims are received.
The revoked claims in the sequence of instructions given in the Honorable Supreme Court against the popular case against the Wildlife First of India v/s Government of India and others, are to be re-examined. A decision has been taken to test claims repealed in the State Level Monitoring Committee at gram sabha level and hold a rationalized hearing. Special gram sabhas will be held in this order.