Tight security at Revenue offices in Hyderabad
Like the State Secretariat, all Revenue Offices in Telangana will no longer have free access for people.
Hyderabad: Like the State Secretariat, all Revenue Offices in Telangana will no longer have free access for people. Sensing growing threat perception to the officials of the one of the important departments in the state administration following the brutal murder of revenue official Vijaya Reddy recently, the State Government has imposed strict restrictions on the entry of people in all Mandal and Revenue Division Offices.
It may be recalled that in a gruesome incident, Abdullapurmet Tahasildar Vijaya Reddy was set ablaze in her office chambers by a realtor Suresh recently. The incident sent shock waves among the fraternity of the revenue officials who boycotted their duties citing fear of such assaults on them till Tuesday.
Taking serious note of the incident, the government initiated measures to instil confidence among the frightened officials so that they resume their duties. From now onwards, specific visiting hours for all the visitors are being enforced in all the offices and CCTVs will also be installed in the entire office premises to monitor the movements of the visitors closely.
All the revenue officials at mandal level were already asked to finalise the visiting hours in their respective offices and display boards in front of the office. The Chief Commissioner Land Administration (CCLA) has issued circulars to all the district Collectors to ensure the safety and security for every revenue official in their offices.
Separate provision of entry and exit points in every Tahasil office will be set up. All the tahasildars were instructed to send the proposals for the requirement of infrastructure to provide security arrangements in their offices from mandal to district level.
As part of the security measures taken up by the government, officials said that necessary modification will be made in all officers' chambers and court halls where the public grievances cell were set up. Entire staff would be present while redressing the grievances in the offices.
On the request of the officials, police personnel will also be deployed during the busy working days. Special attention will be paid on the revenue offices which are headed by women officials. In office premises, special counters with high security measures will also be opened to issue title deeds to the landowners. Without prior permission, no person will be allowed to enter the special counters, the officials said.