Allotment of Government Land to National & State Political Parties in AP


Government of Andhra Pradesh orders with Go MS 340 on 21 July 2016 were issued as a Policy for allotment of Government lands for locating the offices of the Recognized Political Parties on lease basis, according to which a provision was made to allot land not exceeding Ac.1.00 on 30 years lease basis renewable for a further period as agreed up on at the option of the lessee, in the State and the District Head Quarters to the recognized political parties which do not already own any land or building, subject to availability and certain conditions.

2. Although, the G.O. prescribed the allotment on lease basis yet in actual implementation in several cases, the land was allotted on alienation basis in relaxation of the above G.O. on the basis of representations of the political parties. Further, there was no prescription about the rate of lease in the G.O. In actual implementation, the lease and alienations have been made on nominal rate without uniformity and also, there was no eligibility criteria for the political parties.

3. Government have therefore felt the need of revising the above said policy and bringing out a New Policy, so as to bring out uniform guidelines in the matter of allotment.

4. Government, in supersession of the G.O. read above, hereby approve the “Revised Policy” to allot the land to the National Political Parties/ Recognized State Political Parties in the State who do not have any land or building in the State and the District Headquarters, as follows :

Government Land to National & State Political Parties in Andhra Pradesh

I. Extent of land eligible in Capital City/ CRDA area:

Category (1): The National Political Parties/ Recognized State Political Parties having more than 50% strength in Lower House (Assembly) will be eligible upto an extent of Ac.4.00 cents of land.

Category (2): If the strength is ranging from 25% to 50% in Lower House, they shall be eligible upto half acre of land.

Category (3): If the strength is below 25% in Lower House but there is atleast one Member in either of the Houses, they shall be eligible upto 1,000 Sq. Yards.

II. Extent of land eligible in the District Head Quarters:
Category (1): The National Political Parties/ Recognized State Political Parties having more than 50% strength in Lower House (Assembly) will be eligible upto an extent of upto Ac.2.00 cents of land

Category (2): If the strength is ranging from 25% to 50% in Lower House, they shall be eligible upto 1,000 Sq.Yards of land.

Category (3): If the strength is below 25% in Lower House but there is atleast one Member in either of the Houses, they shall be eligible upto 300 Sq. Yards of land.

Rules for Allotment of Land

III. Period of lease: 33 Years, renewable upto total 99 years, provided the Party survives.

IV. Lease Rent: Rs.1,000/- per acre per annum.

V. Sanctioning Authority: The Government shall be the Sanctioning Authority for allotment of land.

VI. Conditions: The allotment of land shall be subject to the following conditions in addition to the normal conditions under Board Standing Orders :-

(a) The land shall be used for the purpose for which it is allotted. It shall not be further alienated or leased.

(b) The land shall be for exclusive use of the Political Party.

(c) The land shall not be used for any Commercial purpose.

(d) The allottee shall commence and complete the construction of the building on the land within one year from the date of issue of the allotment orders.

(e) For violation of any conditions of the allotment, the alienation/ lease shall automatically stand terminated/ cancelled and the land along with the building shall be resumed by the Government without payment of any cost for any structures or such other improvements that might have been constructed/ carried out by the alienee/ lessee on the land.

(f) The District Collector shall be the authority to cancel and resume the land from the allottee for violation of conditions as well as for non utilization of land.

5. The Special Chief Secretary & Chief Commissioner of Land Administration, and all the District Collectors shall take further necessary action accordingly in the matter.

Allotment of Government Land to National & State Political Parties in AP

( BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH )


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