Press Esc to close

Promotions singe regular tahsildars

Chandrahasa Hiremalali,Davangere, Jan 10, DHNS: 23:30 IST
The decision of the State government to appoint an additional tahsildar to each taluk has led to resentment among the incumbents.

The posts of shirastedars and managers at the office of the assistant commissioner have been upgraded, thus promoting as many as 228 officials as tahsildars (‘B’ grade). The promotee tahsildars will share the powers and authority of the regular tahsildars.

The newly appointed tahsildars will be given charge of election section, court cases pertaining to land acquisition and will have a joint account with the assistant commissioner for disbursing money towards compensation for land acquisition.

The regular tahsildars will look after law and order and exercise the powers of a taluk magistrate.

The intention of appointing an additional tahsildar is to reduce the workload on the incumbents and the assistant commissioner and to enhance their efficiency, N Gopalaiah, Undersecretary to Revenue Department, has said in his order.

The move has not gone down well with the regular tahsildars. It is their grouse that they had not been taken into confidence and the posts had been upgraded without following cadre and recruitment rules.

They also allege that the draft rules had not been published in newspapers and notified in the official gazette.

‘B’ grade


While the promotee shirastedars had been considered as ‘B’ grade tahsildars, a majority of the incumbents too belong to the same cadre. The criteria for promotion as ‘A’ grade tahsildar are still not clear.

An incumbent tahsildar said the responsibilities entrusted to the promotee tahsildars overlapped with those now being exercised by the deputy tahsildars.

“This would render about 600 deputy tahsildars in the State jobless. We will submit a memorandum to the government to review its decision and proceed in the matter only after obtaining a report from the Karnataka Administrative Reforms Commission,” the tahsildar said.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Misra and BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa after putting anti-pollution masks on...

Rebel AAP MLA Kapil Misra and BJP MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa after putting anti-pollution masks on...

IAF planes display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223..

IAF planes display an air show during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit and 223..

Forest employees and locals capture a leopard in a cage after it strayed in a village of Udhampur..

Forest employees and locals capture a leopard in a cage after it strayed in a village of Udhampur..

Activists of the Kisan Mukti Sansad hanging dummy bodies of farmers from a flyover during a...

Activists of the Kisan Mukti Sansad hanging dummy bodies of farmers from a flyover during a...

Indian Air Force personnel perform during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit...

Indian Air Force personnel perform during presentation of standards to the 117 Helicopter Unit...

A snow cutter machine clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali in Poonch...

A snow cutter machine clears the road after heavy snowfall at Peer Ki Gali in Poonch...

Students having a view of robots displayed at a stall at

Students having a view of robots displayed at a stall at "20th Bangalore Tech Summit" in Bengaluru..

Russian artists perform a play in Gurugram on Thursday.

Russian artists perform a play in Gurugram on Thursday.

Foreign athletes pose for a group photo during a press conference ahead of the Delhi Half Marathon.

Foreign athletes pose for a group photo during a press conference ahead of the Delhi Half Marathon.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan during a promotional event in Mumbai on Thursday.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan during a promotional event in Mumbai on Thursday.

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.