New structure of land revenue courts in the offing


Chronicle Reporter, Bhopal Chief Secretary B.P. Singh has said that a new structure of land revenue courts is coming up based on the suggestions of revenue officials. This will make the functioning of revenue courts easier. Singh said this while reviewing the working of revenue officials at a division-level meeting at Jabalpur today. He said that Jabalpur division is counted one among the better revenue performance states in state. Shri Singh said that action should be taken in case of inordinate delay in the redressal of revenue cases against concerned officers. He questioned the concerned district collectors and sub-departmental officers over pending cases. Singh told to take action against the patwaris who have not submitted the mutation register since long. He took stock of information related to inspection, girdawari, recovery, hailstorm and public hearing and patwari basta. The Chief Secretary said that the officers who do not take interest in their work should be given retirement after 20 years of service or on completion of 50 years. Singh said that a lawsuit should not be nonsuited in revenue courts simply to show that it has been redressed. Principal Secretary Revenue Arun Pandey issued instructions for speedy redressal of pending cases of relief in natural calamities and distribution of relief amount. Senior officers should ensure that the relief amount is distributed among eligible persons and ineligible persons do not get the amount. He conducted districtwise review of mobile girdawari also. Principal Secretary Revenue Hariranjan Rao said that in the near future digitally signed records will be permitted in place of main files. Compliance with electronic signed seal will also be acceptable. Record-room and copy room in revenue courts will be merged. There will be a fixed rate for the printed hard copy and electronic copy of the revenue documents and the charges will be simplified. He gave information regarding preparation of traiing of patwaris and revenue inspectors. Giving guidelines relate to esidential patta distribution, Rao stressed on the record collection of pattas. Principal Commissioner Revenue Manish Rastogi also spoke to the revenue officials. Commissioner Land-records M. Selvendram said that RCMS has been linked with land-record application. This will make transfers easy and provide information of khata-khasras. The new arrangement will make better monitoring of undisputed transfer and property distribution possible. He also gave information of modern revene record room. Divisional Commissioner Gulshan Bamra gave information of the registered RCMS and redressed cases besides the efforts made for prompt redressal. Lok Seva Guarantee, CM Helpline, cases of contempt of court in Supreme Court, High Court and other courts were reviewed in the meeting. Collectors, Deputy Collectors, Sub departmental officers, tehsildars and naib tehsildars were also present at the meeting.