Div Com reviews functioning of Revenue Deptt

Excelsior Correspondent

SRINAGAR, Feb 11: The Divisional Commissioner (Div Com) Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole today chaired a meeting of officers to review the functioning of the Revenue Department in Srinagar, Budgam and Ganderbal districts.
The meeting, among others was attended by Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal, Director Land Records, ADC Srinagar, Assistant Commissioner Central, ACR Srinagar, SDM Srinagar, Tehsildars and other concerned Revenue Officers.
DC Budgam, Shahbaz Mirza, ADC Ganderbal, concerned ACRs, SDMs, Tehsildars and other also attended the meeting through videoconferencing.
During the meeting, the concerned DCs presented the status of functioning of Revenue offices, accommodations, vacancies, status of Kaahcharai, state land, progress on Mutations, Jamabandis, issuance of domicile, status of Lumbardars and Chowkidars, land transfer cases, land acquisitions, reimbursement of payments, funds, migrant complaint disposal, relief, status of court cases, digitization, developmental projects and other related cases through power point presentation.
Emphasizing on speedy redressal to public grievances and weekly hearing of court cases, the Div Com instructed concerned to ensure timely disposal of all pending cases.
He directed concerned to ensure retrieval of all encroached Kaahcharai and state land besides, asked concerned to maintain village wise records of encroached and retrieved land.
He instructed concerned to impose heavy fines as per the law and start criminal proceedings against all offenders.
Directions were given that lumberdars are appointed through election process only and their personal files are maintained in the concerned Tehsil office.
The Div com directed concerned to ensure speedy reimbursement of compensation to all landowners and speedy attestation and mutation.
He emphasized on rapid settlement of land related issues hampering execution of developmental projects.
Calling for preservation of water bodies, the Div Com instructed concerned to ensure the demarcation of all water bodies is conducted on war footing, besides one new water body is created in each village.
Instructions on submitting Annual Property Returns 2021 by February-15 were also given during the meeting.