Thursday, October 23, 2008

Fuel Advance GR

Pl. View attached orders. As all are aware, Our Tahasildars have handed over keys of their vehicles to respective Collectors on 2nd October 2008 in protest of inaction on the part of Govt. to make available adequate grants. In an unprecendented mode, Govt. has sought an Advance from Consolidated Fund, which is usually sought very rarely and as exception. A CFA Advance of Rs. 2,63,78,000 has been sanctioned. Divcom Kokan Rs.40,92,000, Divcom Nashik 30,54,000, Divcom Pune 26,50,000, Divcom Amaravati Rs. 1,16,09,000, Divcom Aurangabad 49,73,000/-. Nagpur Division seems not to have sent their proposal of pending bills, now it is sent on 4th Oct. and it may be processed separately.

Revenue Officers loosing their powers

It is learnt that powers of Collector under section 42, 44, 45, 47A, 176 to 223 of MLRC of issuing NA permission in Municipal Corporation area are being given to Municipal Commissioner. Powers of NA recovery and recovery of Conversion Tax also will be recovered by Municipal Corporation. An amendment to section 42 is being moved. This will not in anyway reduce the workload, but certainly it will take away the powers and authority of revenue officers. This calls for introspection and academic scrutiny of this likely decision of the Government.