File FIR on missing register book in Virajpet : Minister

File FIR on missing register book in Virajpet : Minister

Revenue Minister Kagodu Thimmappa has directed the officials to file an FIR against an erring clerk who was responsible for a missing register book and for not clearing applications submitted by the beneficiaries under Akrama Sakrama Yojane in Virajpet taluk.

At a review meeting on Friday, the minister took Tahsildar R Govindaraj to task for not clearing 1,612 application under 94 A of Land revenue Act.

Reacting to which, the tahsildar said that the register book is missing and the complaint has already been submitted. However, no FIR has been filed. A few applications have been tampered with and Lokayukta is probing into it. As a result, only 300 to 400 applications have been disposed of so far.

Thimmappa called SP P Rajendra Prasad and directed him to file an FIR. He also directed DC Sreevidya to write to the government regarding the erring official.

The minister also directed the officials to clear all the pending applications submitted under section 94 A and distribute the title deeds by March end. "If the forest is not grown on C and D land, then it should be returned to the revenue department to be distributed among the beneficiaries," he said.

MLA K G Bopaiah said of 2,208 applications under Akrama Sakrama, 1580 applications have been rejected in Madikeri. To which, Tahsildar Kusuma said "the applications of a newly built house and houses constructed beside the national highway has been rejected."

The MLA said that instead of attending the meeting convened by the revenue minister, the DFO has attended a sports meet in Belagavi. "Will participating in a sports meet assure him a promotion. The officer should respond to the woes of the people." The minister then asked the Deputy Commissioner to respond to the woes of the public.

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