Collector issues orders surrendering the officer to government

By surrendering the services of a Tahsildar of Deputy Collector’s rank to the government, the Ranga Reddy district Collector V. Seshadri has sent a stern warning to all the erring revenue officials in the district.

According to reports, Subba Rao, Tahsildar of Serilingampally, was surrendered on Wednesday after various irregularities and non-compliance of orders on his part came to the Collector’s notice.

The Tahsildar allegedly got a piece of land in Khanamet surveyed and also conducted panchanama, even while dispute over the ownership of the land was pending in the Supreme Court.

He also allegedly failed to protect a piece of government land in Khajaguda, Gachibowli, despite several instructions by the Collector who found encroachments on the land during a recent inspection.

Also encroached with impunity were two water bodies, namely Nallakunta and Erlacheruvu, within his juridical limits.

Based on an inquiry conducted by RDO, Chevella, the Collector finally issued orders surrendering the officer to the government.

However, this is not the first instance of alleged irregularities by revenue officials in land-related issues.

Three months earlier, a letter was dispatched from the Collector’s office to the Principal Secretary, Revenue, recommending action against Tahsildar of Balanagar, who also belongs to Deputy Collector rank.

He allegedly effected mutation of 40 acres of government land over which cases are pending in High Court as well as Supreme Court.

However, no action has been initiated against the official who is to retire shortly, sources informed.

Suspended

Two surveyors have also been suspended in the Serilingampally issue, while another Tahsildar was suspended during the past six months. One more Tahsildar of Deputy Collector’s rank has been served with show-cause notices, seeking explanation for the encroachment of government land in Karmanghat area. Revenue irregularities in the Ranga Reddy district assume more importance in view of the ongoing efforts to identify government lands and protect them.

As part of the drive which is on for the past six months, government lands across the mandals are being identified, inventorised, and demarcated by planting boards and pillars.

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