Irrelevant Revenue Laws to be Abolished

21 Sep 2017
Irrelevant Revenue Laws to be Abolished

Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has issued directives that irrelevant laws related to revenue department should be abolished and new simple rules should be framed. Moreover, revenue procedures should be simplified. New Land Management Act should be enacted. These works concerning revenue should be carried out within time limit in the interest of the common people. Revenue administration should be made citizens’ friendly. CM Chouhan was holding the review meeting of Revenue department at Mantralaya today. Minister for Revenue Shri Umashankar Gupta, Chief Secretary Shri B.P. Singh and Chairman State Land Reforms Commission Shri I.S. Dani were also present in the meeting.

CM Chouhan asserted that recruitment on all the vacant posts of the revenue department should be made within time limit. Kotwar arrangements in revenue villages should be implemented again. Make better training arrangements for patwaris and other revenue staff. Posts in the revenue department should be rationalized. CM Chouhan further said that a scheme should be made for renewal of nuzul’s pattas. Nuzul survey of new settlements should be carried out and new cadre of readers should be made for revenue courts. Revenue inspection circles should be reorganized. State level legal advisory cell should be formed in the department. Residential cum offices should be made in halqas for patwaris. Moreover, advance techniques should be utilized for maintenance of revenue records and resources should be increased in revenue courts, he added.

Separate Cadre for Protocol like Works

CM Chouhan mentioned that works of revenue staff should be fixed. Deliberations to make separate cadre for protocol works should be carried out. Works like cattle census and rainfall measurement should be handed over to the concerned departments. Information and technology system should be utilized for record room management in the revenue department. Time bound programme should be prepared to clear the backlog of cases pending at various levels in the revenue courts. Moreover, arrangements should be made to translate the orders of the High Court in Hindi. Separate arrangement should be made in Mukhya Mantri Help Line to redress revenue related cases within time limit. Better management of land records should be made and bring improvement in working procedures of revenue courts. CM Chouhan further stated that arrangements to provide relief to the people during natural calamities should be strengthened.

Khasra Copy on Mobile App

Minister for Revenue Shri Gupta said that government lawyers should be appointed in revenue cases. Copy of khasra should be provided on mobile app. He further mentioned that system for promotion of patwaris should be made. It was informed in the meeting that state has One crore 41 lakh revenue accounts. A campaign has been launched to redress revenue cases in the state. Total 4 lakh 86 thousand 260 revenue cases have been redressed during the last one and half month. Web GIS, modern record room, digitization of maps, survey project and revenue court management system is being implemented for use of technology in the revenue department.

Principal Secretary Revenue Shri Arun Pandey, Principal Secretaries to CM Shri Ashok Varnval and Shri S.K. Mishra, Secretaries to CM Shri Hariranjan Rao and Shri Vivek Agrawal, Commissioner Land records Shri M.K. Agrawal and Senior Officers of the department were present in the meeting.