New laws to check fraudulent land deals in Karnataka
Jul 12, 2014
Source : The Times of India


 BANGALORE: Karnataka government will soon bring about a much-awaited reforms in revenue related issues mainly to check fraudulent land deals, illegal formation of layouts and corruption in sub-registrar offices.

Replying to a debate to seek suggestions for bringing about various reforms in revenue department, Prasad said the Congress government is working on bringing in a visible change in the next six months in the revenue sector.

He said government will frame new rules or amend laws to curb registration of revenue sites, check mushrooming of illegal layouts and corruption in sub-registrar offices in and around Bangalore.

The government will make computerized registration of properties by expediting the ongoing process of integrating Bhoomi (land records) and Kaveri (land registrations), the two e-governance schemes of the state government. “The new system will not only simplify the registration procedure but also put an end to bogus registrations and corruption, that are widely prevalent in Bangalore rural,” Prasad said.

He said government would also soon bring in an amendment to the relevant act to give effect to the Right to centre’s fair compensation and transparency in land acquisition, rehabilitation and resettlement Act, 2013 to provide fair and just compensation to land owners who lose livelihood on account of acquisition.

Action plan to recover land: Prasad said the department will soon be ready with a realistic and time-bound action plan for recovery of over 4.5 lakh acres of government land encroached in the state.

He said he has directed all the deputy commissioners (DC) to prepare an action plan pertaining to their respective districts on the directions from the high court in response to a PIL filed by the Samaj Parivartan Samudaya. “Once they are ready we will go ahead with the operation to reclaim the encroached lands,” he added.

In all, he said 13, 02,241 acres of government land have been encroached upon in Karnataka.

43 new taluks: The government would positively look into implement the proposal of the previous BJP regime for formation of 43 new taluks. The, he said would be done in a phases manner. The government will fill as many as 237 vacant tahsildar posts and 619 and 1,036 vacant posts of Revenue Inspectors and Village Accountants, respectively and build mini-vidhna soudhas in all taluks.

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