New Revenue Act, framed with an intention primarily to sanitise the Revenue Department came into force from Tuesday in Telangana. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan on Tuesday gave her approval to the new act aimed at replacing nearly 139 redundant & irrelevant revenue and land legislations.
It can be noted that, the Telangana State Legislative Assembly on Friday unanimously passed the new Revenue Bills paving the way for reforms in land administration and registration in the State. In the line of which, the Telangana CMO on Tuesday issued a G.O enforcing the new act.
In accordance, the Village Revenue Officer (VRO) system which was brought in 2007 would be abolished in the state. Under the New Act, the Tahsildars are empowered to be the sub-registrars to carry out registration and mutation of agricultural lands and similarly, the sub-registrars are empowered to carry out registration and mutation of non-agricultural properties, he added.
Dharani website will be soon activated for the public to access data pertaining to the land records of the entire state. The act will ensure conferring title deed to the person who purchases land. At present only sale transactions are registered but not the title and this lacunae has given rise to a number of litigations.