As per the instructions of revenue minister K E Krishna Murthy, revenue officials have organized village meetings from June 20th to July 7th in the state to receive objections from the public regarding banned lands and house sites as per Section 22 A of Stamps and Registration Act. Chief Commissioner of Land Administration (CCLA) and special chief secretary Anil Chandra Punetha has reviewed the complaints and action taken by revenue officials at Visakhapatnam collector conference hall. Collector Praveen Kumar, JC G Srijana, DRO Chandrasekhar Reddy and other revenue officials were present.
‘Public should thoroughly check the title deeds and sales agreements of a farm land or house site before purchasing itself to avoid litigation in future’ said Anil Chandra Punetha. People should verify the land records with registration department, VUDA, GVMC and revenue departments, whether that survey number is listed under prohibited lands category. I appreciate the work done by district administration as the disposal rate of application was improved when compared with previous meeting. As there are more number of applications is coming for verification, revenue officials must decide them within 30 days of the receipt of the complaint. RDOs, Tahashildars and revenue staff members should work with dedication for clearing online applications routed through Mee Seva centers across Vizag. Collector should monitor the activities on regular basis through video and tele- conference, he added.
‘We have received 1617 applications in village meetings, cleared 697 applications and 920 petitions were kept pending’ replied Praveen Kumar.
Joint Collector G Srijana has given power point presentation about various procedures in revenue department.
Vizag –Urban RDO Bharath Teja, Anakapalli RDO Surya Kala and Narsipatnam RDO Visweswar Rao have clarified the observations raised by CCLA.