Update September 7, 2015

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Tk 40.5cr land development taxes realized in Rajshahi

Sumel Sarker

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Tk 40.5cr land development taxes realized in Rajshahi

07 Septembar 2015, Nirapad News: Land development taxes worth around Taka 40.5 crore was realized in Rajshahi division during the last 2014-15 fiscal year against its claimed around Taka 39 crore.

Besides, the division realized around Taka 7.13 crore as revenue from different public institutions and Taka 2.33 crore as lease money from vested property. Apart from, more than 526.54 acres of khash land were given allocation among 3,195 landless families for farming activities in the
division.

There were revealed in a daylong annual Rajshahi Divisional Revenue Conference held at Circuit House yesterday with Helaluddin Ahmed, Commissioner of the division, in the chair.

Senior Secretary of Land Ministry Shafiul Alam and Chairman of Land Reformation Board Mahfuzur Rahman addressed the meeting as chief and special guests respectively. Additional Commissioner (Revenue) Sultan Abdul Hamid and Additional Commissioner (General) Munir Hossain also spoke.

Deputy Commissioner, Divisional Land Reform Commissioner, additional deputy commissioners (revenue), revenue deputy collectors and assistant commissioners (land) from all eight districts in the division were present at the conference.

The Chief Guest said the land related services must be peoples-friendly and accountable for the sake of welfare of the public in general mentioning that many of the people still now suffer a lot due to various land related complexities. Time has come to reduce the sufferings through the best of uses of ICT.

Introduction of the digital land survey in the country would also remove the people’s sufferings related to the land disputes caused by the conventional land records.

Senior Secretary Shafiul Alam said the government is working relentlessly in a bid to strengthen access to land and property rights for all citizens especially the poorest. There is a lot of hope riding on the effective use of ICT in the Land Management System to usher in modernization, user-
friendliness, transparency and accountability in this important sector.

He said the goal of “Digital Bangladesh” can be achieved through digitisation of land records as modernized land management practice is documented for wider replication in developing efficient land market and sustainable land use.

Emphasis should be given to creating awareness among people of the targeted communities for their having access to the modernized land records management system through improved civic participation. “We have to develop a process of identifying landless people for fair distribution of khash land among them properly,” added Shafiul Alam.

Land Reformation Board Chairman Mahfuzur Rahman asked the field level officials to take proper decision on the vested properly related matters and discharge their duties with utmost sincerity and honesty to this end.

The issues of morality and public interests must be given priority during the time of taking decision for the sake of eliminating public harassment as a whole and proper management of the vested properties.

He added that the present government is committed to ensure transparency and accountability in the vested property management through resolving the existing problems. To this end, the government has issued time-fitting and effective circular on how to handle and deal with the matter perfectly.

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