The Telangana High Court issued notices to Government and the Chief Land Revenue Commissioner (CCLA) asking them to clarify their stance on a petition against the new Dharani land portal and how the government seeks to upload information on the website about non-agricultural properties.
However, while refusing to approve the petitioners any interim relief, Justice Shameem Akther, urged the government to file its counter within a week.
HC Notice on Dharani Land Portal Details
The petition was filed, questioning the government's decision for asking property owners to upload their information on their own. It said the revenue and local officials possess information about the properties as they collect all kinds of taxes.
The officials know who the owners are and how to discuss their records. But they urged individuals to upload information to the Dharani website which could lead to several inconsistencies and unnecessary litigation. The petitioners said there was no law supporting this exercise and requested an interim stay for the entire exercise. They also sought the court's declaration that the ongoing activity was illegal.
At this point, general advocate BS Prasad said that the government has set objectives and that it aims to streamline things to make life easy for citizens and save them from being duped by unauthorised elements.
At this point, the AG objected to any interim relief and claimed that it would file a counter explaining the intent and objective behind the decision of the state and seeking time to do so.
By: Shailaja K