Bill on transfer of assigned lands cleared

The State Government on Saturday assured the Assembly that transfer of assigned lands would be allowed only in case they are in the possession of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes persons and not others.

A Bill to amend the Telangana Assigned Lands (Prohibition of Transfers) Act, 1977, was passed for the purpose. Deputy Chief Minister Md. Mahmood Ali, who also holds the Revenue portfolio, stated that the Act was first amended in 2007 in combined Andhra Pradesh for regularisation of assigned lands transferred to others till September 30, 2007.

The present amendment extends that date till December 31, 2017, Mr. Mahmood Ali said adding that it would provide for transfer of 2.5 acres wet and 5 acres of dry assigned land to other SC/ST persons who were in the possession of those lands after purchasing them from the original assignees. Further, he said it would also be not implemented in HMDA limits. He also allayed the fears of members including Sandra Venkata Veeraiah, Sunnam Rajaiah and others that the assigned lands would not be transferred to other communities and if they were found to be in the possession of non-SC/ST persons, they would resumed. A total of 20,13,833 acres land was assigned to dalits in Telangana so far and out of it 2,14,627 was in possession of others.

DGP selection

Bills providing for selection and appointment of Director General of Police (Head of Police Force) by the State Government instead of selection by UPSC; amendment to the Telangana Medical Practitioners Registration Act, 1968 removing the requirement of compulsory rural medical service to Post Graduate doctors; amendments to Telangana Advocates’ Welfare Fund Act, 1987and Telangana Advocates Clerks Welfare Fund Act, 1992 were passed.

Home Minister N. Narsimha Reddy said all other States in the country had already made enactments for selection of DGP on their own and Telangana was the last one to do so.

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