Chief Minister Sri K Chandrashekhar Rao has urged that the Revenue officials and staff should work unitedly with commitment and dedication to implement the New Revenue Act, which was made with an aim to make people in the state happy, to the last letter and spirit. He hoped henceforth there would be a qualitative and clear change in the revenue sector.
On Saturday, Telangana Revenue Employees Services Association (TRESA) Representatives met with the CM at Pragathi Bhavan here. Speaking on the occasion, the CM suggested that the Revenue machinery should work with a positive attitude to establish faith among the people and thereby getting a good a reputation to the government.
Urged to implement the New Revenue Act
The CM urged the Revenue staff and employees to have more compassion towards the poor among the SC, ST, BC and OC categories. He said there was a change among the people’s perception and accordingly reforms were made in the police department. In a similar way, changes are also being made in the Revenue department.
He said that the employees and staff should behave in a dignified manner when people come to their offices with some grievances, problems and they should be heard with patience and the problems should be solved. In the past, people used to treat employees who worked efficiently as demi-gods and such a culture should be repeated now. People remember how they were received and treated by the employees and hence the Revenue official machinery should keep this aspect in mind and work positively to solve the grievances.
The CM reiterated that the government always takes people-centric decisions and the New Revenue Act was one such thing and it was not against any one. The CM appreciated the Revenue staff by saying that they were handling 54 responsibilities such as Elections, natural Disasters with lot of hard work. The CM instructed promotions in the Revenue Department should be given at all levels and Car allowance should be given to Tahsildars on a regular basis. The CM announced release of Rs 60 Crore to create facilities at all the Tashildar Offices.
He also instructed officials to ensure that there was no fund crunch for the administration of offices including the Protocol. The CM said options would be given to the VROs to get absorbed into other departments. Since there were more VROs from the poorer sections, children of the advanced aged VROs will be given jobs. Though it was an additional Rs 260 Crore burden on the government to implement scales for the VRAs, the government is implementing the scales on a humanitarian consideration. The CM assured that the government would stand by the Revenue Staff in the event of any problem.
Chief Secretary Sri Somesh Kumar, Rythu Bandhu State President Sri Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, CM Secretary Ms Smita Sabharwal, TRESA State President Sri Vanga Ravinder Reddy participated. 60 Representatives from TRESA attended the meeting.
TRESA total support to the New Act
TRESA has extended its complete support to the New Revenue Act. Association President Sri Vanga Ravinder Reddy, General secretary Sri K Gowtham Kumar, leaders Sri Manne Prabhakar, Sri Ramakrishna, Sri Banala Ramreddy, Sri Desya Naik, Ms Nagamani, Ms Vani Reddy, Ms Sailaja, Ms Madhavi, Sri Palanati Srinivas Reddy, Sri Niranjan and others thanked the CM for brining in the New Revenue Act.
They assured that they would fully cooperate and ensure the implementation of the Act. They said that with the New Revenue Act, services can be provided to people in a much better way. They also thanked the CM for giving additional responsibility of registration to Tahsildars. They said they would give better services to people and live up to the expectation of the CM.
They urged filling up of the CCLA post, continuation of eligible VROs in the Revenue department, increasing the staff strength, filling up of the vacant posts, promotions to the eligible persons, regularisation of the computer operators. They have requested the CM to meet the Tahsildars before handing them the registration responsibilities, for which the CM agreed. The CM instructed Sri Somesh Kumar and Ms Smita Sabharwal to solve the Revenue employees’ problems as early as possible.