The Telangana government on Monday scrapped the Village Revenue Officer (VRO) system in the state. All VROs have been asked to submit their records to the office of their respective District Collectors by 3 pm the same day. The scrapping of the VRO system comes at a time when the state has tabled a new Revenue Bill to bring in more transparency and weed out departmental corruption.
Telangana State Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar directed all District Collectors to collect records of the department from VROs and submit them to the government by 5 pm. The state will present the new Revenue Bill 2020 on Thursday in the monsoon session of the Assembly, the states Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao informed media. The new Bill, if passed, will replace 139 revenue and land legislations and rules that are redundant and irrelevant, the government said.
With these orders it is crystal clear that the state government has decided to abolish the VRO system in the state. Chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao while addressing the TRS Legislature Party meeting said to have disclosed that the New Revenue Act will be introduced in the Assembly on Thursday.
Stating that the objective of bringing the New Act is to providing quality, ransparent and corrupt free land related services to citizens including registration of property documents, the chief minister asked the MLAs and Ministers to take the object of the Act extensively into the public and also weed out the misconceptions among the people about the New Act.
Almost all the Telangana public are very very happy to abolish the VRO system. The VROs are the most corrupt officials. It is a big relief for the common man.