Dispose of applications for pattas: HC
Taking a serious view of the fact that a large number of applicants were being made to run from pillar-to-post to get pattas, even in cases where there were no disputes, the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) has directed the State government to take effective steps in disposing of pending applications and file a report to the court on queries raised.
The court was hearing a batch of petitions seeking a direction to the authorities concerned to dispose of the pending applications pertaining to the transfer of pattas. The petitioners complained that the authorities had not considered their applications pending for several months and in some cases several years. Justice D. Krishnakumar directed the State to file a report on a series of queries.