First phase of zero pendency project completed: Dalvi

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 13 September 2017

Pendency clearance during Shivaji’s rule 
Kolhapur Collectorate has found a historical document describing how Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj had implemented a similar drive and had asked his subordinates to clear applications within a month.

Pune: Pune Divisional Commissioner Chandrakant Dalvi on Wednesday said that the first phase of the zero pendency project has been completed while the second phase will be over in the next three months.

He was addressing a press conference in the city to give details about the progress made in the zero pendency project.
“On May 13, we held a workshop for our staff. From June 1, the phase one work of zero pendency started. In all, 217 offices, 59 talukas, 32 sub-divisions, 97 departments of five district collectorates, 29 land record offices are involved in the project while 5,417 government employees and officers participated in it,” Dalvi said.

On August 31, 2017, the divisional office had 1,49,791 pending documents with them. During this process, 44.26 lakh unwanted files weighing 288 metric tonnes were destroyed while 48.59 lakh documents have been preserved. 

“By November-end, 217 offices should declare zero pendency. The documents and files, which are preserved will be digitised after the completion of the second phase,” Dalvi said.

“Outer limits were given to the offices. If any application is submitted at the taluka level, it should be cleared in a month. An application submitted at a sub-divisional office, should be cleared in two months. The district collector office should clear all the applications within three months while the divisional commissioner office should not keep any application pending for more than four months,” Dalvi said. 

“After the second phase gets completed, we will work on ‘online tapaal system’,” said Dalvi.

“We have succeeded 100 per cent in Open Defecation Free (ODF) in Pune district under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. In some pocket areas, this rule is not followed but in 15 days, we will make sure that ODF is followed by everyone,” he said.

Registration of sub-division of land Under Section 85 of the Maharashtra Regional & Town Planning (MRTP) Act of 1966, there is lack of awareness among people about sub-division of family-owned lands. 

As a result of this, farmers have to spend a lot of money to get sub-divisions recorded in the land records. 

Under section 85, if all members of a family agree to the sub-division, then they can get the sub-divisions recorded by making an application to revenue office. This procedure can be made at the taluka level. There is no need to pay stamp and registration duty on it.

The district collector will organise workshops for people to help them understand the provisions of the MRTP Act.


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