The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, December 30
Under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Revenue Department has initiated myriad of people-friendly facilities during the year 2022. Now, the people of Punjab are getting transparent, hassle-free and corruption-free services. Earlier, the common people were very unhappy with the working style of the revenue department, but ever since Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann took over the rein of the state, people are getting smooth and better services.
Revenue Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa said that the year 2022 will be remembered as a revolutionary year for the revenue department as many such initiatives have come on the part of the Mann government due to which the common people have breathed a sigh of relief. This year, the Punjab government launched a website to make the process of Khangi Takseem effective and efficient. This has made marking easier. This will facilitate the purchase and sale of land.
The Minister further said that having separate accounts will reduce conflicts. It will be easy to get compensation for crop damage. By keeping the names of the shareholders registered, there will be relief from the orders of the courts.
The revenue minister said that the facility of e-stamp paper has been started to simplify the purchase of stamp papers. Under this, stamp papers of all prices are now being issued. Maps of 7520 villages of Punjab and a total of 46861 Musavi sheets have been digitized. He said that the recruitment of 1090 new patwaris has been completed for the purpose of making the work of the revenue department more efficient and smart, while the cabinet has given approval to fill up 710 new posts of patwaris.
Jimpa said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab government has registered another big achievement. From April to November, 21 percent more revenue has come into the coffers of the Punjab government from land and property registries than last year. He said that from April 1 to November 30, 2022, an income of Rs 2525.72 crore has come to the treasury under stamp and registration. He said that this income is 21 percent more than these eight months of last year. During this period in the year 2021, this income was Rs 2088.60 crore.
He said that since the first day, the Mann government has been making meaningful efforts to make the work of the revenue department corruption-free. The result of exposing the politicians and officers who looted Punjab through corrupt methods from a minister of his own government in the previous governments is that the officers and employees who used to loot the people have now started giving priority to public service.
Jimpa appealed to the people of Punjab not to give any bribe to any officer or employee for doing any work related to the revenue department and if anyone asks for a bribe then it should be reported immediately. He said that corrupt officers and employees will not be spared at any cost.
He said that in the year 2023, the Mann government is fully committed to take Punjab to greater heights of progress.