Minister Karam Shyam sets agenda for mind-set change in revenue department
IMPHAL | Dec 5
After assuming the charge as revenue minister, Karam Shyam organised an official interaction programme with revenue staffs of valley districts. In the second day today, the meeting focussed on the need of a mind-set change for revenue officials of the state and a similar participation from the side of the public.
The meeting was held at Kuranganayani Hall, DC Office, Imphal West Lamphel.
During the meeting, he briefed his revenue officials to be sincere, hard-working and work efficiently with transparency and accountability by keeping up the image of the revenue department.
Secretary of revenue department, T Ranjit; deputy secretary Y Rajen; deputy commissioner Imphal West, Naorem Praveen Singh; and additional deputy commissioner KshLemba shared the dais with the minister during the meeting.
The minister also expressed his desire to bring a dynamic change in the functioning and administration of the revenue department by introducing lottery system in the transfer and postings of around 40 SDCs during last year 2017 and appointment of sub-registrar in the current year 2018.
Highlighting the problems of staff shortage, the department is encountering and transfer and posting issues, Shyam said, “revenue Department is the backbone of the whole administration of the entire state, holds high responsibility concerning all important affairs of the state and also prone to blame in case of inefficiencies and irregularities.”
He also appealed his officials to work transparently for the welfare of the people in any revenue matters like land allocation, acquisition and ownership, demarcation, mutation, parity and appropriation of land records.
Y. Rajen explained elaborately on Manipur conservation of paddy land and wetland Act, 2014 (Manipur Act No. 10 of 2014) that came into effect from September 10, 2014. He stated, “As per the Act, land owners will be able to erect residential buildings on areas measuring 0.10 acre in urban and 0.20 acre in rural locations. Computerisation of land records will be completed within a time span of 6 months.”
Drawing concern that there is a need to bring a change in the revenue policy, DC, N Praveen said that revenue cases in the state needs thorough investigation and the concerned officials need knowledge and commitment to deal with issues arising thereof.
Ksh. Lemba appealed the government to divide the Imphal West Central division into two sub-divisions as it is very dense and there is lack of manpower to properly monitor it under the present condition. He also added that the revenue department is multi-functional considering its big role in conducting elections and also dealing land - related complaints and issues.
SDCs, Sub-Registrars, SKs, Mandals, Revenue Inspectors, Zilladars, staff of the directorate of Settlement and Land Records of all the valley districts of Manipur took part in the interactive session.
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