Telangana government extends deadline for the regularisation of notarised lands; hikes wages of sanitation workers

KCR, on the occasion of "May Day", hiked the wages of 1,06,474 sanitation workers across the state by ₹1,000 per month.

ByRaj Rayasam

Published May 01, 2023 | 8:40 PMUpdated May 01, 2023 | 8:42 PM

Telangana government extends deadline for the regularisation of notarised lands; hikes wages of sanitation workers

In a major decision, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, on Monday, 1 May, extended the deadline for regularisation of notarised lands under GOs 58 and 59 in municipalities in Hyderabad and Secunderabad by one month.

The chief minister — responding to a representation made by MLAs to him at his chambers at the BR Ambedkar state Secretariat in Hyderabad — said that once the regularisation is done, owners of the lands would not have any legal problems for the construction of houses, at any later dates.

He appealed to the people to make the best use of the extension of time given by the government.

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Asks people to take issues to the notice of MLAs

He also asked them to take to the notice of the MLAs of their respective constituencies any problems they may arise regarding the notarised lands.

The state government, after considering all the problems received in the form of feedback, would issue ‘pattas’ to the beneficiaries so that they would have full legal rights over the lands.

The owners of notary lands do not possess any documents to prove their ownership and therefore such lands cannot be sold, bought or registered. Technically, one does not possess any right over the land.

The chief minister said the government intended to address the housing problem of the poor in one stroke and that the government would conduct a drive for this purpose.

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To decide on agricultural lands

The chief minister, referring to the notary problems regarding agricultural lands, said the government was keen on addressing them also. He said that he would call a conference of collectors soon to sort out the problem.

Those who met the chief minister included Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy, MLAs Sheri Subash Reddy, Naveen Kumar, Arikepudi Gandhi, Manganti Gopinath, Danam Nagender, Madhavaram Krishna Rao, Jajula Surender, MIM MLA Akbaruddin Owaising and chief secretary A Santhi Kumari.

According to sources, the government had already started the ball rolling in respect of the regularisation of the notary lands. The objective before the government is to regularise at least 16 lakh house sites. Once the notarised land is regularised, the plot owners could register their sites.

As there is a ban on the registration of notary lands, MLAs and other people’s representatives have been making representation to the state government to lift it. As the chief minister will soon be calling a collectors’ conference, the issue is expected to be settled for good.

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Announces wage hike for sanitation workers

KCR, on the occasion of “May Day” on Monday, hiked the wages of 1,06,474 sanitation workers across the state by ₹1,000 per month.

The hike would be applicable to those who are working in GHMC Metro Water Works, Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, and Panchayats in the state. He said the hike came with immediate effect. The Finance Department has been asked to take immediate steps.

He said the state government with the slogan “Safai Anna, Neeku Salaam” was trying to help them lead a better life.

He said the sanitation staff were helping the Telangana government in its drive for development. If the towns and villages in the state were getting awards at the national level, it was also because of the contribution of the sanitation staff.

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Reviews lift irrigation scheme

The chief minister, while reviewing the status of the Palamuru-Rangareddy Lift Irrigation Scheme, asked the officials to make arrangements to ensure that water would flow upto Karivena Reservoir by July in the wake of the Supreme Court order permitting the continuation of works meant for drinking water purpose.

The chief minister also asked the officials to take the water to Uddandapur by August. He asked them to complete the remaining works in Narlampur, Edula, Vattem, Karivena, and Uddandapur reservoirs.

He asked them to set up pumphouses, electric substations, and conveyor systems to move water from one reservoir to another.

The chief minister also reviewed the progress of the Kalwakurthy, Nettempadu, and Koilsagar projects. He wanted the work to be completed by June this year.