KCR may scrap VRO regime, vows for new Revenue Act

Hyderabad: Telangana Chief Minister Mr K Chandrashekhara Rao on Sunday spoke at length on several issues, while assuring a fool-proof new Revenue Act. If needed, the TRS government would scrap the existing VRO system if needed, he said.

Addressing in the Telangana Assembly, Mr KCR cautioned Congress party that he has three more innovative schemes in his mind. “If I implement those schemes, your party (Congress) will be history in Telangana,” said Mr KCR.

Telangana Assembly passed Bills introduced by the ruling TRS party. The House approved three Bills and one resolution. After 10 days of Assembly sessions, the Speaker Mr Pocharam Srinivas Reddy on Sunday adjourned the House indefinitely.

 

“If the time comes, everything gets better. Patel and Patwari regime is history now. If needed, I don’t hesitate to scrap the VRO system as well. Anyhow, the TRS government is committed to bringing a fool-proof Revenue Act very soon. Joint cheque power with Sarpanchs continues. Sarpanches will include deputy Sarpanches in all the decision making the process. The TRS government has entrusted more powers to district Collectors regarding issues related to Sarpanches. Rythu Bandhu schemes are only for farmers with the land. It’s not possible to extend the Rythu Bandhu scheme to tenant farmers. The issue is between farmer and tenant farmer only. The new Revenue Act will be very stringent. Centre for Excellency will monitor the performance of municipalities and corporations,” said Mr KCR.

Further elaborating it, Mr KT Rama Rao, the MA &UD Minister, said that candidates, who have over two children, can contest in the Municipal elections.

Revised Municipal Act

The TRS government made five revisions in the Municipal Act. Sections 1, 3, 103, 113 A and 195A in the Municipal Act.

“New LRS system will be implemented in the newly created 68 Municipalities. If all the political parties agree, the TRS government is ready to remove all the religious structures on roads. Owners with land less than 75 yards need not take government approvals for the construction. Owners with land in 76-600 yards can apply online for approvals, which will be sanction within 21 days. If the owners couldn’t complet the construction within three years, the approval would be cancelled,” said Mr KTR.

Congress MLC Mr Jivan Reddy voiced concerns against additional powers to Collectors on Municipalities. “IAS officers have no executive powers. I demand the TRS government to give clarity on BC reservations. The TRS Minister spoke against Flexi culture. But, the majority of Flexi banners have his picture,” said Mr Reddy.

BJP MLC Mr Ramchander Rao asked “the state government to reduce Municipal taxes. The opinion of local representatives should be considered on the reclassification of wards.”

MLC Palla Rajeshwar Reddy asked the TRS government not to implement new Municipal Act until the problems of villages, which merged in Municipalities and Corporations, are resolved.

Akbaruddin Owaisi has been appointed as Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman and Solipeta Ramalinga Reddi as Estimates Committee chairman.

Dasari Sreenivasa Rao

Dasari Sreenivasa Rao is a freelance journalist with 26 years of mainstream media experience in Hyderabad and Dubai. He was Business Editor at The Pioneer and Spl Correspondent at Deccan Chronicle and The Hans India. Earlier, he worked for prestigious media brands including ToI, Indian Express (Bombay) and SPG Media and Business Standard in Hyderabad. NSE-qualified Dasari specializes in derivatives trading. He was visiting faculty at IGNOU and handled two batches of journalism students. Dasari is passionate about business journalism and always suggests all to practice rigorous meditation that ensures peace of mind and helps in moving up the value chain.

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