Assets distribution between Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand gaining pace: CS
Dehradun, Jul 16 : Uttarakhand Chief Secretary Alok Kumar Jain said here today after the meeting of Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav the distribution process of division of assets between the two states had been expedited.
Mr Jain, who today chaired a meeting held to discuss issues relating to the division of assets, said Uttarakhand had received Rs 183 crore from UP as pension liability and Lucknow was ready to pay the remaining amount.
Mr Jain said UP Industrial Development Corporation had transferred all 17 industrial establishments located in Uttarakhand to SIDCUL Uttarakhand.
He said 56 per cent of the lands of five water reservoirs fell in Uttarakhand and UP has consented to handover Sharda Sagar to Uttarakhand for which Coordination Committee of Chief Secretary levels had been constituted by both the states.
Very soon a meeting of the Chief Secretaries of both the state would take place, he said.
Chief Secretary Jain said Uttarakhand had to pay 5 per cent liabilities as per the population to Uttar Pradesh according to the Reorganization Act and UP could not seek more than this.
He directed the officers concerned to redress minor issues with coordination amongst the departments and resolve pending matters by meeting UP officers.
He said consensus between both the states had been reached to transfer 9.50 acres of land located at Haridwar to Uttarakhand by UP. He directed the officers to resolve this issue within 10 days.
Chief Secretary Jain said UP Forest Corporation was expected to pay Rs 1400 crore to Uttarakhand, while, UP was also ready to pay assets worth Rs 173 crore out of total assets worth Rs 203 crore.
He laid emphasis on resolving matters by mutual understanding and said Court be approached only for the issues which would not be resolved mutually