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Chief Commissioner of Land Administration Pankaj Dwivedi at a review meeting in Guntur on Monday. District Collector B. Ramajenyulu and Joint Collector Gaurav Uppal are seen.
Chief Commissioner of Land Administration Pankaj Dwivedi at a review meeting in Guntur on Monday. District Collector B. Ramajenyulu and Joint Collector Gaurav Uppal are seen.

Staff Reporter

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GUNTUR: Chief Commissioner of Land Administration and Special Chief Secretary Pankaj Dwivedi has asked the district administration to identify surplus lands for distribution among landless poor on April 14, commemorating the birth anniversary of Dr.B.R. Ambedkar.

At a review meeting with Revenue officials here on Monday, Mr. Dwivedi said that the entire exercise of identifying land, holding of grama sabhas and selection of beneficiaries should be completed in time for distribution of pattas by the District In-charge Minister on April 14.

The CCLA accompanied by District Collector B. Ramanjaneyulu had earlier visited Mangalagiri and inspected a disputed land site at Ratnam Cheruvu, caught in a legal wrangle.

Mr. Dwivedi listed out five important issues pertaining to land matters and asked the Tahsildar to expedite cases over land disputes.

He asked all tahsildars to make an inventory of Government lands, dispose Form (10) Claims, implement Andhra Pradesh Assigned Land Order and update land record affidavits.

He also asked them to take the support of Village Revenue Officers in the proper maintenance and update of all records and felt that 60-70 per cent of land disputes could be sorted out at tahsildar level, if they regularly updated records.

With the Government appointing an additional joint collector, the Joint Collector should be able to focus on revenue matters, he said. Referring to Koneru Ranga Rao Committee recommendations on land reforms, he said that out of 70 recommendations which had been accepted by the Government, 54 pertain to the revenue department. The Revenue official advised the department staff to treat petitioners with respect and extend basic courtesies.

Earlier, Mr. Dwivedi released a book, `Revenue Administration,’ written by D. Mallikarjuna Rao, deputy tahsildar and president of A.P Revenue Services Association. The book contains brief notes on important revenue acts.

Joint Collector Gaurav Uppal, Additional J.C Yakub Naik, D.R.O M. Venkateswarulu, R.D.Os and M.R.Os were present.


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