Srinagar, Feb 13: While, hearing a PIL, the Division Bench of Justice Ali Mohammad Magrey and Justice D S Thakur sought status report from the Government on the plea alleging malpractice by Revenue officials in mutating the property without any valid document and also asked for latest status on digitization of revenue records.
A PIL was filed by NGO J&K People’s Forum Secretary M M Shuja seeking direction on Government through Commissioner/ Secretary to Government Revenue Department, Financial Commissioner Revenue J&K, Srinagar and Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to place the entire details of mutation in all Pathwar Halqas of the J&K UT without any valid registered document.
Petitioner organization is aggrieved of various malpractices in vogue in the Revenue Department more particularly about attestation of mutations, maintenance of records and non-adherence of the provisions of law including the transfer of title of immoveable property in violation of section 138 of J&K Transfer of property Act etc etc & other matters related to.
It is further prayed in the PIL that on ground most of the patwaries , girdawars and even Naib Tehsildars have created their own separate kingdom in their respective jurisdictions and consider themselves about every law and rule, with the result that not only public at large suffers but also a considerable loss is caused to the State exchequer.
No doubts, these are the true facts that Revenue department from bottom to top is notorious in harassing innocents for their genuine jobs but Govt prefer to close its eyes over the issue despite knowing the facts.
If Govt wanted to detect a corruption scam in Revenue department, just crack down over the actual issues/status under Standing Order 22 of harvest inspection & action taken by revenue bosses on SRO-456 of 25th October, 2017 in section 5(2).