JOGULAMBA GADWAL: The stamps and registration department of Jogulamba Gadwal district seems to be trudging along uncomfortably after the creation of the new district. A classic example is the reduction of the area of jurisdiction of the Alampur mandal sub-registrar’s office which is 129 years old.
The decision of the higher ups of the department has taken four mandals out of the jurisdiction of the Alampur sub-registrar’s office. They are now merged with Gadwal sub registrar office. This is keeping the residents of the four mandals from accessing the services of the department.
The four mandals have 69 villages in their limits.
With the change in the jurisdiction, the villagers from these 69 villages are suffering. Interestingly, the villagers form all these villages have opposed the move to reduce the area of jurisdiction of the Alampur subregistrar’s office.The proposals to remove the four mandals from the jurisdiction of the Alampur office came to fore before the reorganization of the districts.
With the fresh decision, the Alampur sub registrar office now currently has only 31 village panchaayts from Alampur and Undavalli mandals of the district. Whereas the Gadwal sub-registrar’s office already has 150 villages in its limits. The four mandals of the Alampur sub registrar office - Manavapadu, Vaddepally, Itikyala and Rajoli were brought in its jurisdiction. The residents of these rour mandals have to travel 55 km to get their works related to the registrations department to Gadwal.
The farmers seem to be the most affected with the decision of the departmet. For instance, the farmers of Alampu Assembly constituency now have to travel to Alampur to get their land records and visit Alampur sub-registrar’s office to register their properties as there was no change in the registrar’s district but there was a change in the revenue district.