HYDERABAD:Though higher officials are making all arrangements to swiftly complete the verification of applications received under GO 58 by February 15, the staff on the ground are expressing doubts on whether the task would be completed in time in view of the huge number of applications and the staff crunch.
More than two lakh applications _ 1.42 lakh in Rangareddy district and 61,662 in Hyderabad _ have been received for regularisation of dwellings on government lands.
About two teams have been formed for each mandal. Two revenue staff and a surveyor will from part of a team. Each team is expected to verify 50 to 100 applications a day. Additional staff will be deployed from other districts if necessary. Even if one goes by official estimates, verification of more than two lakh applications in 20 days with just two teams per mandal appears impracticable.
“We are given a check-list and according to it have to verify whether the applicant is eligible for regularisation. Also, the surveyor has to take up measurement of each. It is a time-taking process. Even if we work at utmost speed, not more than 50 applications can be verified in a day by one team,” said a tahsildar from Rangareddy district.