By Our Staff Reporter
Dehradun, 8 Oct: CM Pushkar Singh Dhami today expressed displeasure on long pendency of cases related to revenue courts in the state, and has instructed the officials concerned to ensure quick disposal of the pending revenue cases. He said that the revenue courts ought to work on a mission mode towards early disposal of revenue cases.
The CM said that a special campaign be carried to dispose long pending revenue cases in various revenue courts across the state in a time bound manner. Expressing displeasure over the slow progress of the cases in the Revenue Courts and disposal of cases, the Chief Minister directed the Chairman, Revenue Council to immediately hold a meeting with the presiding officers of all the Revenue Courts. The Chief Minister had also directed the commissioner and secretary to conduct regular fortnightly review and apprise the government of the progress of the cases.
It is noteworthy that for the speedy disposal of disputes related to agricultural land in which declaration of rights of transfer, division of fields, removal of illegal possession, etc., revenue courts were constituted and revenue courts have been given powers like civil courts. Despite the above powers, cases related to even smaller nature of land disputes remain pending in the revenue courts for years.
At present, the revenue courts of entire Uttarakhand include the courts of Revenue Council, Commissioners, Collectors, Additional Collector, Assistant Collector, Tehsildar, Naib Tehsildar. About 34,000 litigations are currently pending in the court of which majority of cases are more than three years old.
Expressing dissatisfaction over the slow progress in disposal of cases, the Chief Minister said that the pending cases of Revenue Courts be taken up under special drive and their quick disposal be ensured in a time bound manner. The basic mantra of simplification, resolution, disposal and satisfaction be taken up in earnest, he stressed. The status of settlement of revenue claims will now be reviewed by the Chief Minister even during the tour of the districts and review meetings, it has been pointed out.