Removing of encroachments is a regular activity of the Jammu Municipal Corporation. Jammu Municipal Corporation intensified the anti encroachment drive within the limits of this Corporation. During these drives the enforcement wing of this Corporation faces a resistance from the encroachers even at times the encroachers manhandled the staff. The Corporation requires its own police establishment so that effective steps can be taken to curb the menace of encroachment, unauthorized and unplanned constructions.
The Enforcement Wing discharges functions under the provisions of J&K Control of Building Operation Act, 1988 and is responsible for the Enforcement of provisions under this Act such as Enforcement of Building Bye Laws within the areas falling under the jurisdiction of Jammu Municipal Corporation and undertakes anti-encroachment drives on regular basis as per the schedule prepared from time to time to clear the encroachments in markets, footpaths and pavements. During the drives the goods / articles kept by the shopkeepers and vendors by encroaching upon footpaths / pavements are also seized.
Planned growth of any city depends on effective enforcement. But at the same time, if violations are so rampant and widespread, it reflects poorly on the master plan and policy making, which entire public is not ready to respect and violation becomes a norm rather than exception. Will of the govt is the must for taking a uniform action against such large scale violations.