Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced to roll out tatkal registration of land deeds in Haryana.
At a function of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers held here, Khattar said the scheme would be implemented along with other programmes related to the revenue department from December 25, which would be celebrated as 'Good Governance Day' to mark the birthday former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
Khattar said it was a well known fact that tehsil offices were a den of corruption and a common man was exploited by unscrupulous officials.
"Our government is committed to eradicate corruption and transparent functioning in the tehsil offices is a priority for us. From December 25, eight tehsils will introduce e-registration of land for complete accountability," he said.
The CM said people would have to pay an extra amount for tatkal registration and prescribed fee would be announced soon.
"Tatkal scheme would be beneficial for the non-resident Indians (NRI), residents of other states and others who want to save time for the land registration. E-registration will enable the applicant to get registration deed at his doorstep by paying a nominal fee," said the CM.
The Khattar government has also planned to clear backlog of 4,200 pending cases of land mutation across the state.
"Internal exercise of the revenue department said 4,200 cases, which have no litigation or dispute, are being held at various tehsils. These all will be cleared and it will be ensured that such cases will not be kept pending. Pendency of such clear cases smacks of corruption in the department," he said.
Khattar said the ambitious CM window would start functioning at each district from December 25 to ensure grievance redressal in a given time period.
Earlier in the day, Khattar inaugurated state office of Sewa Bharti, a social organisation considered a wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS). Besides Khattar, local BJP parliamentarian Ashwini Kumar Chopra "Minna" announced a grant of `5 lakh each to the organisation.
Counselling on cards
Khattar said the state government has planned to counsel all those who were pursuing their cases for years, which were not feasible as per the rules.
"I have personally come across dozens of such people whose works are not impossible but several of them are pursuing it for even 30 years. Since these people do not get satisfactory reply from the officials or unable to understand the real situation, our team of officials would rope in neutral persons of the choice of the applicant to convince him or her that their stance is contrary to the laid down guidelines. It would spare the individuals mental agony and save their money," he said.
CM assures transparency
Khattar urged his party workers to identify corrupt officials to help the BJP government in providing good governance.
"I feel uncomfortable when I am tagged as an honest CM. Kya imandari itni durlabh ho gayi hai ke batana pade ke falan ek bhrasht nahi hai. (Has honesty (in public life) become so rare that people have to introduce that an individual (read Khattar) is not dishonest?)," he said while reiterating BJP's zero-tolerance against corruption.
Khattar said Karnal, being represented by him, would see ample development without any bias against any part of the state.
'BJP to surpass China's party'
Khattar said the BJP leadership was working with full energy to become a political party with largest numbers of enrolled workers in the world.
"The Communist Party of China is the world's largest political party, with 8 crore members and the BJP's nationwide member enrollment drive is aimed at breaking this record and take it to 10 crore," he said.
Slams opponents on urea issue
Claiming that ample stock of urea was available in Haryana, Khattar charged the opposition parties with indulging in a false propaganda against the BJP government.
Khattar said seven rakes of urea had arrived in the state on Saturday and the fertiliser was being supplied to farmers without any difficulty.