By:Ajaz Ahmad War
Srinagar, February 10: The Patwaris who are the main workforce of all important revenue department and have maintained land records of respective villages and other areas since ages and helped in other administration efforts in our part of the world are in need to be made more productive via efficient transfer policy .
General public are disappointed with the various function of revenue department in the Kashmir region especially Srinagar District putting them to great hardships .
First and foremost, the Patwaris who were delivering their duties in different parts of capital city Srinagar, some of them were called back to the parents’ districts. While as it is not abnormal but what is weird is that many Patwaris have been given additional charges to fill the vacuum which is causing masses hardships and the said revenue official due to it is not able to dedicate the time they need .
Reliable sources have revealed that on ground zero quite inept transfer policy is being followed with reference especially to Patwaris.
Scores of Patwaris are serving in same Tehsil for even six to 7 years or more , it is further learnt that even if the transfer occurs it is a pick and choose by Patwaris to exchange mere areas who are buddies and transfer policy is dictated by land brokers .
The DC office which is the main guiding force for functioning of Patwaris needs to look keenly at framing an effective and efficient transfer policy which is not dictated by blue eyed preferences but a policy that makes Patwaris accountable and more proactive.
Sane voices looking keenly at revenue related things believe that framing a dynamic transfer policy would go long way in killing nepotism and corrupt tendencies among Patwaris.
Plus there is also need to send more Patwaris at Ground rather than retaining them unnecessarily like sitting ducks in respective offices where they don’t learn much.
Administration has not been able to get maximum of the breathers and reforms made in transfer policy especially when it comes to making up to mark Patwari Transfer policy serving needs of people.
The transfer policy with reference to Patwaris certainly needs major revamp.