HYDERABAD: Unable to bear heavy work pressure, the tahsildars working in Hyderabad district have urged higher officials to put the land regularisation scheme on hold for some time.
The tahsildars met collector K Nirmala on Wednesday and explained about their problems and urged her to postpone regularisation work for some time.
“Since the new government came to power, tashildars and revenue staff have been working without respite. Most of them have even forgone their leave or worked on holidays due to heavy work load. Intensive household survey, Aasara pensions, regularisation of constructions under GOs 58 and 59 need complete involvement of tahsiladars. Due to the complicated nature of these works, tahsildars are experiencing mental stress,” said Telangana Tahsildars Association (TTA) president V Lachi Reddy. Unable to handle the stress, many lower- level staffers are applying for leave or suffering health problems. Women employees are the worst sufferers, he said. There are 14 mandals in Hyderabad district and more than sixty thousand applications have been received for regularisation under GO 58 in Hyderabad district. Due to the importance state government has been according to regularisation district officials have announced that pattas will be ready for distribution once the MLC elections are complete.
“How is it possible to complete verification, scrutiny and preparation of pattas in such a small time. Also as this is related to land issues at ground level we are coming across various problems and also have to face the ire of public at times. All this is taking a toll on our work and health, we fear that we might commit mistakes which will be very costly keeping in view the nature of work. But without trying to find out in what conditions tahsildars and revenue staff are working at ground level, higher officials are further increasing pressure on us,” explained K Ramakrishna, the Tirumalgherry tahsildar. While tahsildars and revenue staff were already complaining about heavy work load, Aasara pension distribution is subjecting them to further stress. Aasara pensions have to be distributed without delay by revenue staff. But there is already severe staff crunch in revenue department in the district and the present staff are completely involved in regularisation work. Therefore, it is highly difficult for the present staff to simultaneously take up Aasara pensions distribution and land regularisation. The government should deploy additional staff from other departments and put on hold regularisation work for some days, said K Ramakrishna.