DC hints at sending erring officers to jail

Presiding over a review meeting recently, the deputy commissioner stated that the laxity on the part of officers by allotting land flouting rules has been proven with a team of probationary IAS officers digging the truth behind the whole episode. Officers involved in the mess will be sent behind bars, the deputy commissioner asserted. 

A land allotted to a person under the afore said scheme has been found registered in the name of another who is nobody but a kin of the man who purchased the land from the beneficiary. According to the scheme, only those farmers who doesn’t own land are entitled for the benefit.

But in this case, the land has been allotted to those who own movable and immovable assets. Again this has come to light during a random check up.

Following this, a detailed investigation has been ordered. Strangely, tahsildars who are not vested with rights to certify a man as agriculturist have issued similar certificates. In reality only assistant commissioners have such right.

The assistant commissioners have been instructed to probe into the lapses.
Similar irregularities have been found in eight to nine cases in the previous years, said deputy commissioner.

Additional Deputy Commissioner Dr C G Betsurmath, IAS officer (probationer) Priyanka Mary Francis and others were present.

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