Telangana Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar and Principal Secretary to the Chief Minister Narsing Rao today held a detailed review meeting to address a variety of issues pertaining to the Dharani portal, at the BRKR Bhavan.
During the review meeting, the CS instructed the concerned officials to form special teams to visit villages across the state to examine how the new modules introduced on the portal were being used, and whether there were any issues related to the same that needed to be addressed.
The teams would have to identify any issues portal users may be facing and suggest solutions for the same.
The officials were then directed to resolve all the existing Dharani-related issues on a priority. The district Collectors of the state were asked to personally supervise this work, and to address the issues in a timely fashion. They were told to pay articular attention to cases placed in Part-B.
Kumar and Rao noted that various steps had already been taken to address and clear several long-standing issues on the land registration portal - a pending mutation module has been made available on the portal, and following its introduction, 74,688 applications have been received so far. Of these, 62,847 have been dealt with by the district Collectors.
Further, a module for granting Pattadar passbooks to companies and institutions is now available, as is an NRI module to address the issues of NRIs seeking to register their lands. Besides these, a module for registrations by, and in favour of the state's institutions and companies is under development, and will reportedly be introduced by February 15.
CIG V Seshadri, Special Secretary (Finance) Ronald Rose, Telangana State Technology Services MD G T Venkateshwar Rao, Special Officer under Chief Commissioner of Land Administration B Ramaiah and other officials were present at the meeting.
The state's new land registration process has been marred by constant delays, and a host of technical and administrative problems. The glitches even prompted some Opposition leaders to demand that the system be altogether scrapped
. Following the widespread criticism against the new registration system, the state government is now taking several steps to strengthen the portal.