Deccan Chronicle

State to regularise land of slum dwellers


Chief Minister K. Chandrashe­kar Rao on Friday said the government was giving one last chance to slum dwellers and the poor to regularise their houses by extending an earlier scheme.

He was responding to requests from MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and TRS member Danam Nagender for regularisa­tion of encroachme­nts on government and notarised land and CLP leader Bhatti Vikramarka on registrati­on and regularisa­tion of sada bainama (plain paper agreement) lands, in the Assembly.

Replying to a debate on the New Revenue Act, the Chief Minister said the government had earlier issued patta certificat­es to around 1.3 lakh people in the city by regularisi­ng encroachme­nts up to 100 square yards under GO No. 58 and a little more than 100 square yards under

GO No. 59.

He made it clear that this was a last chance for the poor to regularise their dwellings and for registrati­on of sada bainama agreements.

Rao also announced extension of Rythu Bandhu benefit to non-tribal farmers residing in scheduled areas. He assured that jobs would be provided to the kin of village revenue assistants on humanitari­an grounds.

He was responding to the suggestion of Sandra Venkata

Veeraiah who wanted such an assurance to the kin of VRAs, who had crossed 60 years of age as there was no retirement age for the VRAs and many were continuing in the posts despite being above 60 years of age.

As the VRO and VRAs system was abolished, he said that VROs would be adjusted in other department­s and VRAs working on a consolidat­ed pay of `10,000 per month would be eligible for pay scales.

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