Patwar Khanas to come up in every Halqa: Veeri

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Srinagar—Minister for Revenue, Relief Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri Monday called for revamping the Revenue department and constructing Patwar Khana in every Halqa of state.

The Minister asked the officials to pass on directions to every Tehsil Headquarter for identification of 5 marlas of land for construction of Patwar Khana in every Patwar Halqas.

He was speaking at a high level meeting of Revenue Officers. The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Revenue Lokesh Jha, Divisional Commissioner Jammu Dr Mandeep K Bhandari , Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Ahmed Khan, Commissioner Secretary Revenue Muhammad Ashraf Mir, Law Secretary Abdul Majeed Bhat, , and Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Syed Abid Rashid Shah

The Minister took exception of the reports of non-availability of the Patwaris at their Halqas. Veeri said that it is important to construct and designate revenue office in every Patwar Halqa. The Minister stressed on the officers to ensure availability of Patwaris for speedy redressal of revenue matters.

The Minister said that rationalization of Patwar Halqas will go a long way in easing out the process of seeking revenue extracts from Patwaris. He also said that government is contemplating many steps to make the revenue department people friendly and accountable.

The Minister also asked the officials to submit a report on the rationalization of Patwar Halqas in proportionate to the Patwaris in every Tehsil.

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