HYDERABAD: Bloopers in the state administration have become order of the day. The government, to cover up its blunder is, all set to promulgate another ordinance in a day or two.
The government, without checking the rule position, appointed TRS MLA T Narsa Reddy as chairman of Telangana State Road Development Corporation in June. As per the rules, the roads and buildings minister is to be the chairman of TSRDC.
Now, to cover up the mistake, the government, after a month after appointing Narsa Reddy, is promulgating an ordinance to change the rules of TSRDC. The mistake was done, according to sources, by the general administration department (GAD).
Even if an ordinance is promulgated for emergency needs, state government officials are not careful. Last month, the state government issued an ordinance amending the Gaming Rules for banning online rummy. However, the ordinance that was issued in June lacked clarity on various issues. Then, the government promulgated another ordinance within 15 days, further amending the first ordinance on Gaming Act.
In another instance, movie ticket rates were hiked by a GO. But, again, the GO lacked clarity and the chief secretary himself wrote adverse comments on the file and sent it for examination of the chief minister.
In yet another instance, the government framed rules for Land Act but officials conveniently kept the rules under the carpet. Later, they uploaded the GO with a backdate so that none can search for a GO on backdates.
The state issued GO No.120 notifying rules for the State Land Amendment Act, 2017 for the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act (RFCTLARR), 2013. The GO was issued on June 30 and it was uploaded antedated.
Prior to this, the government issued another GO No.92 notifying the draft rules for the the Land Act on May 31, which invited objections/suggestions within seven days from all persons to be affected thereby. However, a majority of the people had not known about the draft rules till the final rules were issued a month later. GO No.120 stated that payment towards rehabilitation and resettlement will be paid in lumpsum.
“The district collector shall offer options to the affected families to choose either entitlements as per the RFCTLARR Act, 2014 or R&R lumpsum package under RFCTLARR (Telangana Amendment) Act, 2016.
Changes in Land Act
A5.04 lakh for a house
A1.25 lakh for house to single family (includes widow/widower, minor child, minor brothers or minor sisters)
I5 lakh for affected family or I3,000 per month as annuity for an affected family in case of SC and ST for a period of 20 years; I2,500 per month for other than SCs or STs for 20 years
A40,000 will be paid per family as a subsistence grant for one year. An additional I60,000 will be paid to SCs and STs in scheduled areas Payment of I7.5 lakh as an option for a joint family if it decides to start a self-financed scheme