HYDERABAD: Telangana government has appointed retired IAS officer Shyam Kumar Sinha as chairman of the Task Force Committee for verifying the appropriateness of land allotments made in the previous years. He will be in the office for two years.
Orders to this effect were issued on Friday by chief secretary Rajiv Sharma. As a matter of policy, a large number of cases need to be inquired into for verifying the appropriateness of land allotments made previously. In a number of cases, lands allotted or alienated by the government have not been put to the intended use, the orders stated.
As per the policy of the state government, these cases require a thorough scrutiny and necessary action as per law. Preparation of inventory and land records for endowments, Wakf and Bhoodan lands in and around Hyderabad is also required. The committee will submit special and periodical reports to the government and the chief commissioner of land administration (CCLA) for resolving the land related issues.
The tasks of the committee are: To compile a comprehensive record of all lands alienations, allocations, allotments, transfers and leases in Telangana to ascertain the present use of these lands, stage of their development, status of possession and create a comprehensive data base.
SK Sinha Committee will build up land records of Jagir lands located in Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts for which no commutation awards have been passed and government has claim. The committee will also give a report on course of action for protection of Endowments, Wakf and Bhoodan lands in and around Hyderabad.
It will advise on obtaining speedy disposal of cases in various courts recommend further action as per due process to be followed in such cases.
The Task Force Committee is authorised to inspect the lands and call for reports, records from the officials concerned.