Chief Minister Chandrashekhar Rao has urged that the Revenue officials work unitedly with a commitment to uphold the dignity of the government by implementing the New Revenue Act.
Addressin the members of the Telangana Revenue Employees Services Association (TRESA) here at Pragathi Bhavan today, CM announced a sum of Rs 60 crore to create infrastructure facilities to the Tehasildars and instructed the CS to initiate measures to affect their promotions and resolve all their pending issues including providing Travel allowance to them.
He further called upon the Revenue machinery to work with a positive attitude and earn the confidence of the people wherever you work. The CM urged the Revenue staff and employees to have more compassion towards the poor among the SC, ST, BC and OC categories. He said there was a change among the people’s perception and accordingly reforms were made in the police department. In a similar way, changes are also being made in the Revenue department.
He said that the employees and staff should behave in a dignified manner when people come to their offices with some grievances, problems and they should be heard with patience and the problems should be solved. In the past, people used to treat employees who worked efficiently as demi-gods and such a culture should be repeated now. People remember how they were received and treated by the employees and hence the Revenue official machinery should keep this aspect in mind and work positively to solve the grievances.
The CM reiterated that the government always takes people-centric decisions and the New Revenue Act was one such thing and it was not against anyone. The CM appreciated the Revenue staff by saying that they were handling 54 responsibilities such as Elections, natural Disasters with a lot of hard work.
The CM said options would be given to the VROs to get absorbed into other departments. Since there were more VROs from the poorer sections, children of the advanced aged VRAs will be given jobs. Though it was an additional Rs 260 Crore burden on the government to implement scales for the VRAs, the government is implementing the scales on humanitarian consideration. The CM assured that the government would stand by the Revenue Staff in the event of any problem.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar, Rythu Bandhu State President Palla Rajeshwar Reddy, CM Secretary Ms Smita Sabharwal, TRESA State President Vanga Ravinder Reddy participated. 60 Representatives from TRESA attended the meeting.