JKNPP protests against corruption in Revenue Deptt
STATE TIMES NEWS
RAMNAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) activists on Monday held a strong protest against the Revenue Department in Ramnagar for alleged malpractices, corruption and harassment of poor and indigent masses in the matter of provision of relief and rehabilitation besides issuance of certificates and documents.
The NPP workers assembled in the morning near the Party Office, Bus Stand Ramnagar, took out a procession upto Tehsil Office raising slogans against the local administration and Tehsildar Ramnagar for large scale irregularities and prevalent mess in the Revenue Department. Addressing the public, Akash Kharka, Block President Young Panthers Ramnagar, said that despite Aaadhar Card having become mandatory for availing facilities under various government schemes and for employment in central sector, majority of villages of Ramnagar Tehsil had been deprived of the said facility.
He said that local administration had failed to fulfill its obligation in this regard resulting in great inconvenience and difficulties for the poor people.
He regretted the non disbursement of relief to several households who suffered damages during 2014 floods and thereafter and alleged large scale corrupt practices in the process.
He castigated the revenue officials in particular for their failure to disburse the compensation for the lands acquired from farmers for construction of PMGSY roads despite the funds having been made available to the Revenue Department for the purpose. He alleged large scale exploitation, harassment and extortion of the farmers and in-explicable delay in the payment of compensating thereof to the legitimate beneficiaries due to vested interests of revenue officials and sought punitive action against them.
Uttam Singh, Young Panthers leader alleged large scale corruption in the Revenue Department in Ramnagar in the process of preparation of RBA certificates and in issuance of birth and death certificates, Fards and for mutations to be effected by department. He sought an enquiry into the large scale encroachments of state land made by the land mafia in league with the corrupt officials of the department. He said that the corrupt officials were openly claiming to be enjoying the patronage of political persons and higher officers which had led to great unrest in the said Tehsil. He called upon the government to take immediate action for streamlining the working of department and curbing corruption failing which the public in general would be forced to take to streets.
Later a memorandum was submitted to SDM Ramnagar who assured to look into the issues raised by the Young Panthers activists followed by appropriate action.
Prominent among those who spoke on the occasion included Aman Deep Singh, Sunil Sharma, Happy, Mohit Mankotia, Sohan Singh, Gurdev, Satpal, Suraj Singh, Akash Kumar, Lalit Sandyal, Manish Sharma, Avinash, Rohit, Sandeep Singh, Rohit Singh, Navneet Choudhary and Pankaj.