UP News: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s intense displeasure over the delay, negligence and irregularities in disposal of merger cases is starting to show. After CM Yogi’s tough stand, the process of arresting one after another careless officers in the integration department continues. In the same vein, the Revenue Commissioner on Friday suspended a Consolidation Officer and two Settlement Officers for laxity in their work, taking departmental action against the Assistant Consolidation Officer besides suspending the Consolidation Officer. An FIR has been lodged against two merger officers for irregularities.
Punishment has come down on the officials of these districts including Ballia, Sitapur
Consolidation Commissioner GS Naveen Balia has written a letter to the government for departmental action by dismissing Sitapur Settlement Officers Anil Kumar and Santosh Kumar for laxity in consolidation work and not working as per standards. Similarly, Mau Consolidation Officer Ashfaq Alam Ansari has been suspended for non-standard performance and laxity and recommended departmental action. Similarly, the then Consolidation Officer and former Assistant Consolidation Officer Kamta Prasad was found guilty of damaging government land at Gadhawar village in Siddharthnagar and departmental action was recommended against him after the charges were proved. Meanwhile, FIRs have been filed against Aligarh Brijesh Kumar Sharma and Maharajganj Ash Muhammad for serious irregularities during the merger process.
Now the consolidation work will not take time
Additional Chief Secretary Revenue Sudhir Garg said that as per Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s intention, the Consolidation Department has been directed to make qualitative improvements in the consolidation process to make it transparent and accountable to the general public. Under this, the merger process has been completely computerized and the implementing organization has been selected and asked to complete the merger work in a short period of time with transparency and public participation so that the process currently adopted in the merger can be simplified and simplified. Defects can be eliminated by slowing down the process.
Also, massive errors/deficiencies in the consolidation work should be rectified through technical assistance and all data and maps should be made available online. In such a scenario, merger commissioner GS Navin said that e-tenders will be issued for all works based on latest technologies like AI/ML/block chain/drone rover based surveys. On this basis, one gram will be allotted for each examination. This will reduce the time taken in the consolidation process from three to five years to one to one and a half years.
Earlier, action was taken against many merger officers
Earlier, after CM Yogi’s tough stand, action was taken on a large scale from consolidation officers to half a dozen district accountants in the consolidation department. Following CM Yogi’s directive, the Consolidation Commissioner dismissed 6 people, including the Consolidation Officer, for negligence in the land lease dispute in connection with the triple murder in Kaushambi, while strict action was taken against a dozen in total. Actions ranging from suspension to FIR and even dismissal from the job have been taken.
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