Around 88 tehsil revenue officers were rendering field work without having any conveyance as government was not able to provide this facility to them. Only six officers were given vehicles in this hill state.
This was stated by revenue minister Mr. Kaul Singh Thakur who was replying to a query raised by Rajinder Singh Rana (Ind. – Sujanpur) during the question hour today.
“The government is serious on the issue to provide facility of jeeps to ‘Tehsildars’ as government was contemplating to provide them vehicles in phased manner or hire taxies,” Mr. Thakur said.
These officials play a key role to bridge distance between government and common men. However most of such government staff are forced to render their field work without having conveyance.
Affected officers raised this issue before the state government in 1998 but it was rejected by than BJP rule.
In replying to another query raised by Mr. Maheshwar Singh of Kullu, Mr. Thakur said that the letter has been sent to the respective deputy commissioner to provide three biswa (one biswa equal to 37.50square meter) to land less in villages and two Biswa in urban areas.
Minister accepted that the government policy to provide government lands to landless would be implemented after informing respective DC’s to accept the application from disadvantaged.