NOC for constructions in govt-assigned land must: Kerala HC

(EDS: Correcting word in para-I) Kochi, Jan 30 (PTI) The Kerala High Court on Thursday ruled that no-objection certificates (NOCs) from village officers are mandatory for carrying out constructions in government-assigned land.

Justice A M Muhamed Mustaque gave the order on a plea challenging a government order making NOC from a village officer compulsory only in eight villages in Idukki district.

The court observed that limiting restrictions to a few villages in one district alone is discriminatory and ruled that for every construction in government-assigned land, land owners must obtain the NOC from the village authorities. PTI COR TGB NVG NVG NVG NVG