Absence of Documents Hits Land Regularisation Verification

Published: 06th February 2015 06:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th February 2015 06:05 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: As the verification of applications for regularisation of constructions in government lands under GO 58 gathered steam, verification teams are being greeted with several problems.

Difficulties in finding the address of construction, absence of the applicant or family members, non-availability of related documents, litigations, among others are the various problems witnessed by verification teams. As a result verification process is being delayed.

Officials are publicising about verification team’s visit to a locality well in advance to make sure that applicants stay at home. Each team consists of a surveyor and two revenue department employees.

“But in the past three days our verification teams have come across many cases were applicants were absent. Besides all the family members of the applicants have to be photographed which is another problem. Photocopies of all the relevant documents are needed but in most of the cases they will not be available on spot. As a result for verification of each application it is taking at least an hour,” Mallesh Kumar, tahsildar of Asifnagar, said.

About 27 verification teams are on the work in Hyderabad district but thanks to problems at ground level, in the first three days, just 1,500 applications were verified in Hyderabad district. But officials are confident that all the applications will be verified by Feb 20.

“While about 63,000 applications were received for regularisation of constructions in Hyderabad under GO 58, 30,000 are objectionable. As a result we have first taken up the verification of 33,000 unobjectionable applications. As the verification is going on, we found out that more teams are needed. We are planning to introduce 15 more verification in teams in the district to expedite the process, said joint collector K Surendra Mohan.

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