Send crop damage reports within given time: Jimpa to Officials
Punjab Revenue, Rehabilitation and Disaster Management Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa today directed the revenue officials to furnish the crop damage report within given time, which should be appropriate from all aspects.
The Minister was taking stock of crop damage assessment being carried out across the state here in a meeting with the senior officers of the Revenue Department. He pointed out that the State Government was fully committed to compensate the farmers against the loss of crops being faced by them due to unseasonal rains in Punjab during last couple of days. He instructed the officials to get the crop damage assessment (girdawari) accomplished expeditiously ordered by the Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann. The State Government will disburse compensation near Baisakhi.
The Revenue Minister also stressed that the Girdawari should be conducted appropriately and fair reports should be sent to the authorities for disbursement of compensation as early as possible. Jimpa said that directions had already been issued to all Deputy Commissioners for getting the assessment done besides submitting reports in this regard.
Reviewing the functioning of Tehsils with the officials, the Revenue Minister categorically said that there should be far more efficacy in delivering revenue services to the people at all Tehsils & Sub-Tehsils. He said that inconvenience to common people should not be tolerated and strict action should be initiated against corrupt practices, if any. He said that on the lines of Water Supply and Sanitation Department, ‘Janta Darbar’ would also be held in the Revenue Department to address the problems of common people on the spot. He said that the people, who were being deliberately harassed, after hearing their complaints, the accountability of such officers would be fixed. New recruited Patwaris will soon join the Revenue Department thus paving a way to further streamline the work of department.
On this occasion, Revenue officials apprised Bram Shanker Jimpa about the ongoing works and other achievements of the department through a presentation. Jimpa, while reviewing the work of the revenue department, gave instructions to upgrade the record room besides apprising them the directives of Chief Minister. It has already been made it clear to ensure transparent and corruption-free administration to the people so as to accord priority to services to people.
Underlining the need to sort out the Adampur flyover issue as soon as possible, the Minister sought information from the officials about the land acquisition process besides issuing instructions to speed up the ongoing process in larger public interest.
On this occasion, Additional Chief Secretary Revenue K.A.P. Sinha, Secretary Dilraj Singh, Special Secretary Dr. Amarpal Singh and other officials of the revenue department were present.