To Regularize Unauthorized Cultivation on Govt Lands, Govt to Use Technology
BENGALURU: To deal with applications seeking regularization of unauthorized cultivation on government land, The Karnataka State Government will use software.
Revenue Minister R.V. Deshpande told that the government will accept requests from persons on regularisation of unauthorized cultivation till March 16, 2019. Such persons, however, have to make their requests in form 57 to the Tahsildar concerned.
The move is expected to help thousands of people who have been cultivating on government plots for years.
The Minister said, “Tahsildars will register all these Form 57 applications in Form 58 according to seniority. Those who have already submitted Form 50 and Form 53, need not apply again. The same is applicable to applications that have been rejected in the past, too.”
The Minister also said that the government is developing a software to scan and collate all form 57 applications and process the requests.
The Deshpande said, “It will help us to know the date of submission, movement of applications, the date of submission before the committees and their decisions. This will bring in transparency in processing applications.”
The Minister said that, the Revenue department has disposed 2.56 lakh files during its file disposal week organised from November 12 to 18. Deshpande said that the department will evolve different strategy to clear the remaining files. All revenue department offices including the Minister’s office, Secretariat functioned on November 18, Sunday as a part of the effort.