TS Govt To Launch Special Drive To Detect Stamp Duty Evasion:- In wake of the Miyapur land scam, to detect the stamp duty evasion, the Telangana State Government has unveiled its plans to launch a special drive.
The officials had helped the property buyers evade stamp duty and in return received bribes, revealed the ongoing raids on the sub-registrar offices across the state.
The preliminary findings were submitted to the government by the CID and ACB teams, on gross irregularities in sub-registrar offices across the state. The raids have been carried on for the last five days.
According to official sources, the reports were referred to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao. Over the corrupt practices in the sub-registrar offices, KCR is learnt to have expressed shock and dismay.
An emergency meeting was held by the CM with Chief Secretary S.P. Singh, revenue secretary B.R. Meena and CMO officials. KCR further directed the officials to take effective measures to put an immediate end to the menance.
The malfunctioning of government departments that has caused huge loss to the state exchequer, shall not be tolerated, cleared KCR. A notice was brought to the CM by the officials that some “discretionary powers” on registrations given to sub-registrars by Congress government in undivided AP made it easier for them to involve in irregularities.
In the previous year, a report was submitted to the state government by Former Chief Secretary and Chief Commissioner Of Land Administration (CCLA) Telangana, K. Pradeep Chandra, on the need to abolish “discretionary powers” to sub-registrars. However, no efforts were made by the government to implement his recommendations.
The officials were directed by KCR, to scrap the discretionary powers to sub-registrars with immediate effect. Henceforth, only officials of the level of CCLA and above will have discretionary powers on property registrations. The CM asked the officials to update him on the developments of Miyapur Land Scam and also the CID/ ACB raids on a day-to-day basis so that quick decisions can be made to check loopholes in the property registration system.