Mar 18, 2010

CHT: 60 days to Apply for Land Settlement

Sample ImageThe CHT Land Dispute Settlement Commission has invited applications for settlement of land disputes in the Chittagong Hill Tracts


Below is an article published by: BD News

The applications, which can be filed from 9am to 5pm every day, should reach the commission's chairman in the next 60 days, the public relations officer of the CHT affairs ministry, AHM Zulfikar Ali, told on Wednesday.

He said that the refugees repatriated from India, who were driven from their own home and land or lost control of their property due to illegal arrangements or were affected, can seek settlement under the Land Dispute Settlement Act.

The application will have to be handed in by the applicants themselves at the commission chairman's office in Khangrachharhi district. Locals of Rangamati and Bandarban can also submit applications at the offices of their deputy commissioners, the PRO said.

He urged applicants to not be misled by what any anti-social elements say and to directly contact the land commission's office.

The commission's secretary Md Abdul Hamid told, "Steps would be taken for fast resolution of disputes after discussion at the commission's meeting after applications are received."

The CHT Land Dispute Settlement Commission was formed on 2004.