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VROs’ duties speak of likely questions

VROs’ duties speak of likely questions
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VROs’ duties speak of likely questions. It’s just 24 hours away for the all important Village Revenue Officer (VRO) and VRA exam- being conducted...

It’s just 24 hours away for the all important Village Revenue Officer (VRO) and VRA exam- being conducted taking village as a unit- across the state. A total of 1,657 VRO and 4,305 posts will be filled up through the exam. The results of the exam will be declared on February 20 and the appointments be made by the end of the month, according to N Raghuveera Reddy, Minister for Revenue.

As most of the questions in general studies segment will be asked on village level issues of all fronts, experts advised the aspirants to know fully the duties of VROs and VRAs first so that they can easily attempt the questions. Since VROs are the focal points of village development, welfare, and their duties are multifaceted, they said. “Questions related to the emotive issues may also be asked. Exercise caution while attempting them,” they said.
In addition to that, they have given some broad suggestions as well;
“Be cool, calm and composed all through the previous day. Have a peaceful sleep so that you can be agile mentally and answer correctly the next day,” Nutankanti Venkat, Director of Sarathi IAS Study Circle advised. The aspirants should reach the exam hall well in advance and fill up the OMR sheet first. “If you treat it as insignificant and decide to fill it up at the end, you will end up losing the exam” he warned.
DUTIES of VROs:
l Maintenance of village revenue records and all village revenue accounts
l Collection of land revenue, ceases, taxes and other sums of revenue department
l Azmoish of crops (100 per cent) inclusive of inspection of survey stones.
l Issue of nativity, residence and pahani/ adangal certificates
l Provide intimation regarding fire accidents, floods, cyclone and other accidents and calamities to the higher officials
l Provide assistance to the revenue officials in assessing loss sustained because of natural calamities and in providing relief.
l Inform the railway station master of any mishap or unusual occurrence of floods that might need urgent action to prevent mishap.
l Preparation of pay bills of village servants.
l Maintenance of village chavadies.
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Protection of government lands, government tanks, trees and other government properties
l Inform higher officials in respect of treasure trove and unclaimed property and escheat.
l Intimate the Mandal Revenue Officer/Tahsildar of any intended demolition of ancient buildings and any inscriptions on any such ancient monuments which would have archaeological, cultural heritage importance.
l Preserve and safeguard government lands and properties form encroachments, damage or misuse include the lands available to the public, such as, roads, streets and open spaces in and near their villages.
l Report encroachments damage or misuse of government lands and damage to government property promptly to the MROs
l Assist the authorities in serving of legal notices and summons.
l Assist in loan recoveries.
l Conduct Panchanama in recovery of un-claimed property.
l Keep government attached property in safe custody.
l Assist in preparation, updating of electoral rolls and perform other election duties
l Attend the meetings convened by gram panchayat in their jurisdiction and on request to furnish information relating to sanction of pensions, number of ration cards in circulation, house site pattas distributed and on other matters
l Act as “Inspector” under Minimum Wages Act, 1948 as and when notified by the Competent Authority.
l Give prompt information to the police department regarding murders, suicides, unnatural deaths and other important developments which may threaten peace in the village.
l Prevent the commission of any offence or public nuisance.
l Take measures to bring the offenders to justice.
l Search for stolen property and bring to the Police Station. Preserve in-tact the scene of offence.
l Take charge of unclaimed property and send to the Policy Station.
l Assist the concerned government department in the implementation of important Government programmes such as Indiramma Prabha, Indira Kranthi Pathakam, National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme etc.,
l Do necessary documentation and assist in the implementation of Weaker Section Housing Programme.
l Report on the atrocities against women and children to the authorities concerned and take action within 24 hours.
l Report cases of atrocities against Schedule Castes & Schedule Tribes to the authorities concerned & provide assistance to them.
l Strive for eradication of un-touch ability of providing access to SCs and STs in Temples, and removal of discrimination in all forms against the schedule caste population.
l Report any outbreak of communicable disease to the nearest Primary Health Centre immediately.
l Assist the education department in conducting the literacy classes
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