JAMMU, June 10: Asserting that every step was being taken to bring transparency and accountability in the public affairs, Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Raman Bhalla today said the Government has embarked on a comprehensive modernisation plan under which the revenue records are being computerised, besides making information easily accessible to the public.
This was stated by the Minister while addressing a large gathering after laying foundation stone of Revenue Complex (Niabat) at Lower Gaddigarh, here today.
Divisional Commissioner, Pardeep Gupta, District Development Commissioner Sanjeev Verma, PRO Custodian Department Abdul Majid Wani, Executive Engineer R&B, D K Rampal besides others senior officers of Revenue, R&B, PHE accompanied the Minister.
Mr. Bhalla said that the complex would be dedicated to the people within 6-month, adding that for timely completion of the project, Government has earmarked Rs. 64 lakh under State Plan. He said after the completion of the building, the revenue related issue of the Lower Gaddigarh, Rani Talab, Bhour Camp, Chatha and its adjoining areas would be redressed at their doorsteps under one roof.
The Minister said the Government was endeavouring hard for creation of revenue infrastructure in every nook and corner of the State so that the revenue related issues of the people could be solved at their doorsteps offices. He said that computerization of revenue records is under speedy progress, adding that with the completion of this process the people would be able to get their records easily. He said the Government was keen to construct Revenue Complexes including Patwarkhanas, Naibiats and tehsil buildings, revenue record rooms, Numberdars’ and Chowkidars’ offices with all modern facilities on the available revenue land in every district of the State.
Regarding filling of Patwaris posts, the Minister said Government has already advertised 750 posts each for Jammu and Kashmir regions to meet the short fall.
Mr. Bhalla assured the people that all their genuine demands and development needs would be fulfilled in a phased manner, adding that there was no constraint of funds in providing adequate basic amenities to the people of all the three regions of the state.
Speaking on the occasion, Divisional Commissioner Pardeep Gupta said that the Government has introduced Public Service Guarantee Act (PSGA) in various departments including Revenue Department for redressing the issues of the people in a time bound manners. He said Revenue Department was committed to provide people-friendly and responsive administration to the people.
Regarding the issue of distribution of compensation among 1947, 1965 and 1971 refugees, he said Revenue Department has already disbursed Rs. 25 crore out of Rs. 49 crore package released by the Central Government. He called upon the left out beneficiaries to approach revenue officers to clear their cases.
The Minister also inspected construction work on PHC, Community Hall, Cremation Ground and Tehsildar Building at Lower Gaddigarh, to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs. 6.40 crore.
At Rohi Morh, Krayani Talab and Raika localities, Mr. Bhalla kick started modernisation and road widening works of link roads, to be completed at an estimated cost of Rs.69 lakh.