Hyderabad: Chief Secretary SK Joshi on Tuesday instructed all district Collectors to ensure that tahsildars immediately complete the seeding of Aadhaar numbers with pattadar passbooks as well as append their digital signatures to the passbooks.
So far, 20 lakh pattadar passbooks have been sent to the districts and the district officials should verify the details in the passbooks with the original land records. Joshi further asked the district Collectors to identify Wakf land parcels where the government can set up minority welfare residential schools. The government, he said, has allocated Rs 2,000 crore in the budget for minority welfare.
Joshi’s instructions came at a review of various land-related issues at the State Secretariat during a video conference with district Collectors and senior officials from different departments.
The State government wants to speed up construction of National Highways in the State and to that end, officials of various departments were instructed by Joshi to speed up the acquisition of the required lands for the roads granted for the State.
Secretary, Minority Welfare, Dana Kishore said steps should be taken to issue pattadar passbooks to Wakf organisations wherever Wakf land belonging to them have been identified as litigation free. If such land was in the name of the local Muttawali, then new passbooks must be issued in the name of the respective Wakf property.
The Chief Secretary also said there was a need to identify land for the setting up of 72 SC welfare residential schools while in 10 other locations, land identified for the purpose was yet to be handed over for setting up the schools.
Meanwhile, the district Collectors informed the Chief Secretary that so far, 114 such sites have been handed over to the government for the schools. Joshi also instructed the district Collectors to prepare the groundwork for the 2021 Census while the General Administration Department Principal Secretary Aadhar Sinha said a letter was already sent to all districts on this subject with particular reference to the reorganization of the districts and mandals.
The meeting also reviewed preparations for this year’s Harita Haram programme and the need to ensure the survival of plants at nurseries and the saplings that have been planted so far. Among those who attended the meeting were Special Secretary of the revenue department Rajeshwar Tiwari, Principal Secretary of finance department Sivashankar, GHMC Commissioner B Janardhan Reddy, Panchayat Raj Commissioner Neetu Prasad and, OSD in the CMO Priyanka Vargheese.