Transfer of Registry (Pokkuvaravu) will be issued online soon in 573 villages in nine districts, Minister for Revenue Adoor Prakash told the Assembly on Thursday.

Replying to questions in the House, the Minister said transfer of registry was being provided online in 17 villages under the Alathur and Wadkkanchery sub-registrar offices in Palakkad district.

The Revenue Department would hold adalats in all the districts after the Assembly session to clear the applications for transfer of registry and steps would be taken to ensure transparency, he said.

The Revenue Minister said the resurvey that was kicked off on October 6, 1965, had been completed only in 817 villages in the State.

Maveli stores

Minister for Food and Civil Supplies Anoop Jacob said the government would give priority to set up Maveli stores in 50 panchayats that did not have any. More mobile Maveli stores would be set up once the Centre sanctioned more funds, he added.

The Civil Supplies Department had been given instructions to sell products of NGOs, Kudumbasree, and small-scale units through the outlets. A Supplyco outlet would be set up in Attappady to ensure supply of commodities to tribespeople.

Inquiry against VC

In reply to a question, Education Minister P.K. Abdu Rabb said the Additional Chief Secretary had been asked to submit a report within a week on the complaints raised by staff unions against the Vice Chancellor (VC) of Calicut University.

The policy of the government was to post efficient and qualified administrators with academic excellence as Vice Chancellors. Speaker G. Karthikeyan, who intervened, said the political leadership should evolve a consensus in society to get people with good academic excellence as VCs. Mr. Rabb said Principals would be posted in all higher secondary schools in the State in a month. The government was processing the applications to sanction additional batches in Plus Two in all districts.

Minister for Public Works V.K. Ebrahim Kunju said contractors had served a notice that they were boycotting the works in view of the delay in settling bills. A sum of Rs.1,177.22 crore in the roads wing, Rs.337.90 crore in buildings, and Rs.14.57 crore in NH works had to be paid to the contractors as on May 31 this year.

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