Revenue staff against move to scrap dept

Revenue staff against move to scrap dept
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To announce action plan at a meet today

Hyderabad: Revenue officials from the rank of Deputy Collectors to Junior Assistants will announce an action plan on Tuesday to thwart government's proposal to scrap the department (having nearly 40,000 employees) at a meeting of the Telangana Revenue Employees Services Association.

Nearly 500 employees each representing Telangana Deputy Collectors, Tahasildars, VROs and VRAs associations will attend the daylong meeting and discuss the issues mainly the government's proposal to abandon the Revenue wing in the government and bring in a new Revenue Act soon in Telangana.

Association president V Ravinder Reddy said all the officials in the department were in a shock after the government gave enough indication that the Revenue wing will be merged with other departments. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's recent announcement to bring in a new Revenue Act strengthened their speculations.

In a pre-emptive move, the Revenue officials decided to launch a struggle demanding the government to withdraw the proposal, if any, to disband the department and instead strengthen it by using the advanced technology in the maintenance of land records and protection of land rights of farmers.

Initially, the Revenue officials said the association will hold regular luncheon dharnas in front of the offices, submission of memoranda to the Chief Secretary and other top officials and organise rallies explaining the role of Revenue department in the villages.

"We are ready to welcome reforms in the department, including efforts to curb corruption," Reddy said, adding that the association took strong exception to branding the particular department a highly corrupt wing in the state administration by some influential persons in the government.

The association has been demanding the government to take decisions with regard to the enforcement of new Revenue Act in consultation with the officials.

The association will not hesitate to launch intensified struggle if the government takes unilateral decision against the employees, he added.: Revenue officials from the rank of Deputy Collectors to Junior Assistants will announce an action plan on Tuesday to thwart government's proposal to scrap the department (having nearly 40,000 employees) at a meeting of the Telangana Revenue Employees Services Association.

Nearly 500 employees each representing Telangana Deputy Collectors, Tahasildars, VROs and VRAs associations will attend the daylong meeting and discuss the issues mainly the government's proposal to abandon the Revenue wing in the government and bring in a new Revenue Act soon in Telangana.

Association president V Ravinder Reddy said all the officials in the department were in a shock after the government gave enough indication that the Revenue wing will be merged with other departments. Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao's recent announcement to bring in a new Revenue Act strengthened their speculations.

In a pre-emptive move, the Revenue officials decided to launch a struggle demanding the government to withdraw the proposal, if any, to disband the department and instead strengthen it by using the advanced technology in the maintenance of land records and protection of land rights of farmers.

Initially, the Revenue officials said the association will hold regular luncheon dharnas in front of the offices, submission of memoranda to the Chief Secretary and other top officials and organise rallies explaining the role of Revenue department in the villages.

"We are ready to welcome reforms in the department, including efforts to curb corruption," Reddy said, adding that the association took strong exception to branding the particular department a highly corrupt wing in the state administration by some influential persons in the government.

The association has been demanding the government to take decisions with regard to the enforcement of new Revenue Act in consultation with the officials.

The association will not hesitate to launch intensified struggle if the government takes unilateral decision against the employees, he added.

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