Yogi Adityanath summons report of lax officers

Lucknow, ( | Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has shown strong displeasure over instances of negligence in revenue-related matters, leading him to promptly order actions against the negligent officers, official sources said here on Friday. Recently, the CM held a high-level meeting with officers from different departments to conduct a thorough review. During the meeting, he directed the officers to accelerate progress on various schemes and instructed them to compile a list of individuals who have shown negligence in their duties. He also instructed that a detailed report be submitted to his office within two weeks.

Following CM Yogi’s directives, the revenue officials have come into action. In this sequence, Revenue Board Chairman Rajneesh Dubey recently reviewed revenue-related matters. He issued show-cause notices to revenue officers, ADMs, SDMs, Naib Tehsildars, and Tehsildar level officers for negligence in revenue-related matters.

Meanwhile, Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra also held a meeting regarding revenue matters. During this, he reprimanded negligent officials in various districts of the state regarding revenue cases and instructed them to improve their work. Besides, he will soon submit a report on districts showing irregularities in revenue matters to the Chief Minister’s office, after which strict action may be taken against these officials.

During a meeting of the Revenue Department chaired by Chief Secretary Durga Shankar Mishra, it was revealed that several districts have lagged in settlement of revenue-related cases. In response, he reprimanded officials and instructed them to bring improvements. At the same time, work is going on at a very slow pace in Gorakhpur, Prayagraj, Barabanki, Jaunpur and Ghazipur in preparing Gharauni under the Swamitva Yojana. The CS directed to speed up this. Apart from this, Mahoba, Chitrakoot, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli and Baghpat lagged in the settlement of revenue disputes. More than 8,000 cases are pending here.

During the meeting, the CS found that real-time land records (Khatauni) performance in Kanpur Nagar, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Chitrakoot, and Balrampur was inadequate. Similarly, there was a significant shortfall in the percentage of Khatauni revision and share determination in Varanasi, Sonbhadra, Ballia, Mainpuri, and Gorakhpur. Only about 50 percent of the share determination work has been done in these districts.

It was revealed that Lucknow, Prayagraj, Amroha, Fatehpur, and Saharanpur are not doing well in Section-24 (measurement) under revenue dispute. Along with this, there has already been improvement in Kushinagar, Sonbhadra, Rae Bareli, Ballia, and Amethi in Section-34 (transfer), but the percentage of settlement is less than 95 percent. Similarly, under Section 80 (conversion of agricultural land into non-agricultural land), 34 cases are pending in Ayodhya, 21 in Pratapgarh, 12 in Gorakhpur, 10 in Kanpur Nagar, and 7 in Barabanki. All these cases are more than one year and less than three years old. (UNI)