JAMMU: The government Tuesday stressed on Custodian Department to maintain proper inventory of custodian assets with classification for optimal use as revenue generators.
Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation and Reconstruction, Abdul Rehman Veeri who on Tuesday while speaking at a high level review meeting of custodian department asked the officials to come out with innovative ideas for revenue generation out of these assets.
He called for proper mapping of the assets of the department.
Commissioner Survey and Land Records Shahid Inaytullah, Commissioner Secretary Revenue Mohammad Ashraf Mir, Director Estates Dr G N Yatoo, Custodian Kashmir Bashir Ahmed Mir, Custodian Jammu, Mushtaq Hussain Malik, Deputy Custodian Central J&K Jeelani Rafique and other officers. Veeri said that the land at the prime locations can be used for maximum benefit of the department.
While taking exception to very less rent rates of custodian properties, Veeri asked the officers to inform him about each and every custodian property in the state which includes date of agreement, rent payment status, agreement status. Veeri called upon the concerned functionaries to adopt pro-active approach to safeguard custodian properties in the State and emphasized for regular assessment of the evacuee property to ensure proper revenue realization as per the market rates. The Minister stressed on ensuring transparency and accountability in the functioning of the department.
Director estates also informed the meeting that department is hiring some evacuee property. He said Rs 3 crore of arrears would be paid to the department and out of which Rs 2 crore will be this month only.