HYDERABAD: The state government has issued patta certificates free of cost to 1,20,094 of the over 3.62 lakh applicants who applied for regularisation of houses constructed by them on government lands, admeasuring not more than 125 square yards under GO Ms No.58.
Answering a question raised by KP Vivekanand (TRS) and R Ravindra Kumar (CPI), deputy CM and revenue minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali told the state Assembly on Monday that scrutiny of remaining applications was under progress. All those applications that were cleared were as per guidelines and the remaining were kept pending.
As per the guidelines, patta certificates are not to be issued to those persons who have constructed houses on Shikam, endowments and religious institutions lands, tanks (water beds), lands in dispute and cases pending in court and military lands. The government would issue patta certificates in those cases once the courts gave clearance on litigation lands, he said.
Under GO Ms No.59 (regularisation of constructed portion of land which is above 125 sq yds by paying the market value fixed by the government), applications are being cleared and ` 261.29 crore income is likely to be generated.
The process for execution of deed of conveyance by tahsildars in favour of eligible applicants is under progress.
BJP floor leader K Laxman said the government was delaying issuance of patta certificates and alleged that revenue officials are harassing slum-dwellers and demanding huge money for regularisation.
Mahmood Ali said the government would hold an all-party meeting to sort the issues relating to regularisation of lands.
Intervening, finance minister Etela Rajendar said the issued house-site pattas to one lakh poor families in Hyderabad city.
Reacting to criticism by Congress members, Rajendar asked whether it was not true that previous government had handed over lands worth hundreds of crores in Tellapur for a pittance.