ANANTNAG, OCTOBER 14: Minister for Revenue, Relief Rehabilitation, Reconstruction and Disaster Management Abdul Rehman Veeri today said that Good governance, accountability and performance are the bench mark of present government.
The Minister was speaking at high level Revenue Conference of Revenue officers of Anantnag, Pulwama, Kulgam and Shopian here.
The Conference was attended by Financial Commissioner Revenue Lokesh Jha, Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan, Settlement Commissioner Shahid Inayatullah, Deputy Commissioner Anantnag Younis Ahmed Malik, ADCs, ACRs, SDMs, and Tehsildars of these districts.
He also said that government is contemplating many steps to make the revenue department people friendly and accountable.
The Minister said that serving people is the top priority of the present dispensation. To ensure people do not face any inconvenience for getting their revenue related issued resolved, the Minister asked the officers to ensure the presence of Patwaris in their respective Halqas.
Minister directed the DCs of Kulgam, Pulwama and Shopian to establish Grievance Redressal Cells at the district headquarters level.
Veeri further said that the aim of establishing grievance cells besides redressing revenue related grievances is to bring more efficiency in the working of the Department.
He also said that it will help in monitoring the progress of officials to adhere to timelines in issuance of certificates and revenue related documents.
The Minister said that rationalization of Patwar Halqas will go a long way in easing out the process of seeking revenue extracts from Patwaris. He also said that government is contemplating many steps to make the revenue department people friendly and accountable.
He again reiterated the commitment of the Government to ensure transparent, accountable administration in the state.
Mr Veeri said that Revenue Officials have an important role to look after the functioning of the different departments and implementation of various schemes envisaged to provide succor to the common man.
The Minister stressed on the officers to call for regular meetings of different departments supplemented by field visits to ensure smooth functioning of these departments on the expectations of the general public.
For better revenue management, the Minister directed for framing of timeline for completion of Jamabandi at Tehsil level. Veeri impressed on the officers to fix the target of Jamabandi to every concerned Revenue official.
He also asked them to have the periodical review of the preparation of Disaster management and formulate inventory of tools, boats, boatmen, high rise buildings in their respective areas.
He also assured the Revenue officers of taking all steps for their smooth career progression.
The Senior Officers of the Department also shared their experiences with the Tehsildars and had an interactive session regarding the technicalities of Revenue matters.
Veeri also said that Digitization of settlement is the need of the hour as it will curtail down the frequency of litigations.
The DCs detailed the minister about the achievements made under preparation of jamabandis, girdawaris, number of revenue estates measured under settlement system, extent of Kahcharia and measures taken for disaster mitigation.