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Quick survey of lands in Telangana underway to digitise records

Focus on Rangareddy district as large number of land grabbing cases reported there

Published: 22nd June 2017 07:53 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd June 2017 07:53 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

HYDERABAD: Revenue officials are engaged in doing a quick survey of lands in all the districts of the state, especially in the erstwhile Rangareddy district where cases of alienation or grabbing of government lands are huge in number.

For implementing the recent ordinance on land records, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao wanted the district collectors of erstwhile Rangareddy district to conduct a quick survey of lands for the purpose of purification of records.

“The CM directed officials to do a quick survey so that the digital records can be updated,” deputy chief minister (revenue) Mohammed Mahmood Ali told reporters here on Wednesday.
Mahmood Ali said the digitisation of land records was almost complete except for 15 per cent. “Once registrations are made based on digital records, it will bring in more transparency and accountability in the department,” he claimed. Once registration of any particular land is made, the  information will be passed on to the revenue official concerned online. Once the online registration system comes into use, then the system will not accept registration of lands whose registration is prohibited.

Asked about the fate of 3,000-odd cases right from the lower court to the apex court, Mahmood Ali said they would examine the cases. In some cases, the beneficiaries took the compensation for handing over the Inam, Jagir and other lands. In some cases, the beneficiaries did not accept the compensation. The revenue department may examine each case and is likely to consider the cases where the beneficiaries did not take compensation.

Document writers

The revenue department has started the exercise of giving licences to all the document writers in the state.
“Before giving licence to the document writers, we will train them properly. We are considering to stipulate the minimum qualification of a degree for document writers. But there are hereditary document writers. We may fix Intermediate as an educational qualification for them,” Mahmood Ali disclosed.
Once document writers were given licences, officials would fix the responsibility on them for any fake or wrong registration of lands in future.

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