Hyderabad: The Revenue department continued to pinnacle the listing of Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) cases with 54 bribe and disproportionate assets cases registering towards its personnel in 2019. Last year, 37 cases have been registered towards the revenue group of workers.
After the Revenue branch, officials of Municipal Administration and Urban Department came under the scanner of the ACB, which booked 25 cases in opposition to the tainted civic officials in 2019 as in opposition to 15 in 2018, according to ACB data.
The instances booked in opposition to the revenue group of workers, mainly Tehsildars and Village Revenue Officers (VROs), has additionally long past up in 2019 in comparison to 2018. The officers stated the Revenue branch might usually come beneath the radar of ACB as people in rural and concrete areas go to the workplace in connection with their paintings.
According to officers, the bribe was demanded either to update land facts or for entering land info online and trouble pattadar passbooks. Some revenue officers demanded a bribe handy over original lawsuits of agriculture land mutation at the same time as others for getting mutation finished and issue pattadar passbooks and some generic bribes to trouble land conversion certificates.
Depending upon the necessity and standing of the humans thronging the sales workplace to finish works related to land data, the body of workers have been observed to be amassing bribes ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs eight lakh. If each person expresses their inability to pay the amount, threats have been held out stating that the work would be stalled and that it'd remain pending until their demands had been met, officials said.
Telangana Tehsildars Association founder president V Lachi Reddy said the revenue staff deals with the 90 per cent of the works related to people mostly farmers in villages and cities . The whole branch can't be blamed while some officers commit a mistake, he said underscoring the want for introducing greater steps to streamline the machine and lower corruption.