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Telugu terms soon to replace Pahani, Sethwaris

The revenue department is gearing up to change its vocabulary and procedures of records for a better understanding of common man.

Published: 31st August 2017 08:42 AM  |   Last Updated: 31st August 2017 08:42 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD:  In a major relief to the general public, the revenue department is dropping the most confused vocabulary from its jargon. The most difficult words to understand like ‘Pahani’ and ‘Sethwari’ in revenue records will be replaced with Telugu words soon.

As part of the rectification of land records, the department is also gearing up to change its vocabulary and procedures so that the common man can understand the records properly. “Old revenue terms like Pahani and Sethwari and others are not from Telugu. Change these words into simple and colloquial Telugu. Similarly there is no need to have so many columns in Pahani (record of land).

Reduce the columns. The documents should be simple and without any difficulty to understand,” chief minister K Chandrasekhar Rao told officials here on Wednesday. Meanwhile, with severe criticism from the Congress on purification of land records in the state, Rao declared that the proposed purification of land records should be done without causing any harm to the interests of farmers. He said the rectified land details should be displayed in the village with signatures of the farmers.

The entire process of comprehensive rectification of records should be done in a simple, transparent and easy manner so that people would be able to understand it.In the first phase, records of 95 percent of lands having no litigation or problems should be finalised, he said. The aim of the purification of land records is to make lands litigation-free. “The complicated calculations were leading to land litigation. The by-numbers system should be totally driven out.

Farmers should be rid of land-related issues and should be able to cultivate peacefully,’’ he suggested. The land records should follow the core banking system adapted by banks. After updating all the records, all the transactions done day by day should be updated, as is done under the core banking system, digitally and online.

Cong sees foul play

Reacting to the government’s decision to form farmers’ committees for land surveys and extending input subsidy for fertilisers, TPCC chief N Uttam Kumar Reddy alleged that the TRS government was trying toaccommodate ruling party cadre on the committees, and the entire process was not being implemented in a transparent manner.

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