Veeri outlines roadmap for strengthening revenue management -
Veeri outlines roadmap for strengthening revenue management
Posted 18 Jan 2018 03:59 PM

Terming Revenue Department as the backbone for successful administration, Minister for Revenue, Haj & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs, Abdul Rehman Veeri on Wednesday said that timely and relevant interventions are important to keeping up with the times and ensuring healthy public service delivery.
The department is consistently evaluating various land reform schemes, changing developmental strategies and taking necessary steps to strengthen the department.
“The process of preparation of Records-of-Rights with the introduction of latest technology and replacing age old chain system with the metric system is one of major initiatives to upgrade the public service delivery in the state,” the minister said while replying to the discussion on Demand for Grants of Revenue, Haj & Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs Departments in the Legislative Assembly.
With regard to the initiatives announced for the department in the Budget 2018-19, the minister expressed gratitude for budgetary announcements including keeping provision of Rs 10 crore for infrastructure improvement, creation of Revenue Infrastructure Development Fund (RIDF).
“This fund will go a long way in filling the infrastructural gap in the field”, he added.
Further to strengthen the department’s field presence, the department has referred 51 posts of Tehsildars to JKPSC and 156 posts of NTs to JKSSB, the minister said adding that process for filling up of promotion quota posts will also be taken up at the earliest.
Regarding land acquisition process for proposed Ring Roads in Jammu and Srinagar, the minister informed that 123 villages fall in the alignment of the proposed Ring Roads and area of around 12,000 Kanals approximately is required for these projects. It is also proposed to establish corpus fund for poor and needy of beneficiary community as grant of financial aid to the patients suffering from life consuming diseases. Veeri further informed the House that the Cabinet has approved enhancement in sitting allowance of members from Rs 1000 to Rs 2000, bill for will be introduced in the current session of LA. Former legislators who are pensioners have also been covered under Group Insurance Scheme, he added.
Regarding status of construction of new Legislature Complex at Jammu, the Minister said that work for said project is underway and an amount of Rs 28.61 crore has been released during 2017-18 adding that New Legislature Complex is expected to be completed by end of October 2018.
Later, the House passed the grants of Revenue, Hajj and Auqaf and Parliamentary Affairs for the year 2018-19, which were moved by the Minister, amounting to Rs 59,626.84 lakh with voice vote.

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