Hyderabad: Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao has instructed the officials concerned to take stringent measures to prevent corruption and illegal activity in the Registrations department and prepare tough guidelines, if need be.
The Chief Minister has expressed his unhappiness and anger over the state of affairs in the Registration department and wanted an immediate action to eradicate corruption and remedial action to clean up the system. He instructed that the anywhere Registration system to be abolished in the State forthwith.
Accordingly the Registration and Stamps officers implemented the same with immediate effect. He wanted the officials to totally clean up the department and asked them to prepare a foolproof plan.
KCR held a high-level review meeting on the Stamps and registration department at Pragathi Bhavan here on Tuesday. Deputy CM Mohammed Ali, Minister Jagdeesh Reddy, Government Chief Advisor Rajiv Sharma, Chief Secretary SP Singh, Principal Secretaries BR Meena, Nadeem Ahmed, Shanti Kumari, Deputy Speaker Padma Devender Reddy, MP K Kavita, IG Purnachandra Rao, Rangareddy Collector Raghunandan Rao and officials from Stamps and Registration department have participated in the meeting.
The Chief Minister discussed the issue of 796 acres of government land registered to the private persons in Medchel. He wanted the officials to take firm action against the guilty and wanted CID to probe it in depth.
However, the CM declared that there is no truth in certain reports that the government land has gone into the hands of private persons. Not even a square yard of government land in Miyapur went to the private persons, the Chief Minister said after ascertaining details from the officials.
“To get loans from banks and other financial institutions, certain persons put government survey numbers and registered the lands. Some officials have also colluded in this. The matter came to the notice of the government recently and on May 25, 2017, the registration was cancelled.
Action is taken against the guilty and further action will also be taken against all those involved. Registering government lands is illegal and such registrations are not accepted. The government land in Miyapur though registered there is no legality to it.
The land is not transferred. The government land is very much under the government’s possession. Private persons used the Survey Numbers for registration to get loans. The land is not alienated and hence people should not worry. There is no truth in reports that government land is in the hands of the private persons,” the Chief Minister clarified.
The Chief Minister said there is an apprehension among people that unless they bribe registrations will not take place. “This situation should change and reforms should come in the Registration department.
There is a need to total clean up, overhaul and if need be prepare new guidelines and without spending even a rupee as bribe the registrations should take place,” the CM told officials.
He wanted the department to put an end to the practice of anywhere registration and each Sub Registrar should register the properties under his jurisdiction only. The officials accordingly issued the orders. (INN)