PANAJI: With over 4500 cases of Tenancy and Mundkars pending across various revenue courts, Special Designated Mamlatdars will now hold hearing even on Saturdays for their speedy disposal of cases.
Government has set a target of 1 year to dispose all the pending cases of Mundkars and Tenancy.
The order was issued by Revenue Secretary Sandeep Gawde.
“Various instruments were issued to Revenue officers from time to time for timely and systematic disposal of various revenue court cases,” said Gawde
Following directions from Revenue Minister Atanasio Monserrate, the depart has directed district collectors to ensure that every efforts are made to dispose cases in period of one year.
“Both Collector shall designate special Mamlatdar who shall exclusively deal with mundkar and tenancy court matters and who shall ensure that hearing of revenue courts should mandatorily happen once date is fixed,” the order states
Further, both the Collectors shall allot mundkar and tenancy cases to Mamlatdar-in-Collectorate also to ensure fast disposal of cases. The special designated Mamlatdars shall also hold revenue courts on Saturday to ensure timely disposal of the cases.
Not more than three adjournment in any particular case shall be granted till its final disposal and the next date of hearing fixed should not ordinarily be exceeding 10 days.
“The mundkar and tenancy cases which are pending for more than 3 years shall be taken up for hearing on day to day basis and shall be disposed off as early as possible,” it states
The Revenue Officers shall ensure that in case due to prefixed engagement if hearing on any particular dates will require to be adjourned then prior intimation to both the parties and/or their advocate on record shall be invariably given by way of SMS on their registered mobile number to avoid inconvenience and harassment to public.
The order the states that the Supervisory Officers shall write the APARS of the Subordinate Officers based on their performance in disposal of Revenue cases allotted to them.
“Both the Collector shall ensure that final judgment and orders are delivered by revenue court within a period of 30 days from the date of hearing of the final arguments/filling of written arguments,” the order reads
In North Goa, 1,270 cases of agricultural tenancy and have a more than 5-year pendency tenure. In South Goa the number is much lower at 374.