03-05-1997 ), Complete survey of land under 1/70 Act: CM, HYDERABAD , JUNE 11. M E MO. (RANDEEP SUDAN ). West Godavari District, Case No.520/1/2000-2001 (FC) (Law Division) of the The Expert Group recommends that updated and upgraded land records and record of rights of tenants and cultivators be made available to all Gram Panchayats, Village Communities, NGOs and others and the processes of the computerization of these records which has yielded such good results in Karnataka be initiated urgently throughout the fifth Scheduled Areas. (iv) that wherever non-tribal occupants failed to produce records by 30-11-2000, LTR cases would be filed against them. Such instances together with instances wherein wealthy landlords had successfully surrendered Government land, lands held by tribal tenants or even the patta lands of others had certainly added fuel to the fire of discontentment. Manipulation and tampering had been the order of the day. From Our Staff Reporter : In total there are 340 Forest Blocks in 5 forest divisions of Khammam District. 15. “I have seen the minutes of the village, except one non-tribal none of the members of the village committee attended the meeting. To appoint an officer, inspiring confidence in accordance with Sec. Copy to the CC to the Collector/Joint Collector/District Revenue Officer. In most of these cases there were no proper documents validating such transfers. NIC, Collectorate, Srikakulam. A copy of the judgement of Supreme Court. This proposal is pending in the Revenue Department. Revenue Divisional Officer Sub-Collector, The administration is equally thankful to the local leadership of the ruling Telugu Desam Party, particularly the Minister for Major irrigation. 7. It was explained that in these cases lands had been in the possession of non- tribals who had mortgaged; them to the Land Mortgage Bank and drawn loans against such mortgage. •  With regard to Non-tribals, each major member of the family is retained as ‘Sivoijamadar’ over 5.00 acres of land. By the benign grace of the then 2 nd taluqdar, Somu`s name was recorded in the Register of ‘protected Tenants’ (in the year 1951). Sri L B Dukku requested the Chairman of the Council to take a decision on this and put a finality to the issue of transfer of lands from non-tribals to non-tribals. •  The non-tribals had been conferred pattas U/s 38-E of the Act over the patta lands of tribals. conversion etc., should also be done in records and shown to the Revenue Divisional Officer on every Monday. In order to avoid any complications, the villages shall be selected alphabetically in the mandal (or as suggested by the NGO/political partie). As expected, the non-tribals did bring a stay order from court but it became infructuous because lands had already been distributed. Ref:- Lr. But the 1959 legislation prevented the non-tribals from buying land from the tribals. My visit to the tribal areas, the complaints that I have heard first hand from the tribals and the information elicited by me from the Superintendent of Police, West Godavari District and the Sub- Divisional Magistrate, Kovvur prove beyond any doubt that there is gross violation and denial of human rights to the tribals such as freedom of expression and movement and, therefore, their right to livelihood in the tribal areas of West Godavari District. The learned counsel appearing for the petitioners vehemently contended that the order made by the District Collector is one without jurisdiction and consequently it is null and void. About 40 tribals of Pydipaka village of J.R.Gudem mandal have entered into the lands of Chudipi china Venkanna of Pattennapalem village of J.R.Gudem Mandal and look away 20 bags of paddy. As a response the tribals waited till the crop maturity stage and harvested forcefully. They initially faced the horrors of malaria (jwara bhayam) but soon overcame these fears. Then, there are problems involving the individual cultivators. ( Log Out /  Encl: Copy of State government’s Circular pertaining to Resolution of LTR disputes in West Godavari dt. Sd/- R.Appa rao These details are recorded in a ‘master register’ which indicates the details of the original pattedar, (i.e,. At present there are 34 households. The Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Areas Ryotwari Settlement Regulation 2/1970: The occupations in AW.D. Or the Member Secretary, Supreme Court Middle Income Group Legal Aid Committee, 109, Lawyers’ Chambers, Supreme Court Compound Tilak Marg, New Delhi -10O 001, if your income is more than Rs. This review of the Agent should also be supported by a further scrutiny fey the Secretary and Commissioner, Tribal Welfare, Government of Andhra Pradesh. To appreciate the rival contentions, it is necessary to note that the Andhra Pradesh Muttas (Abolition and Conversion into Ryotwari) Regulation, 1969 is one Regulation and not a body of Regulations. A meeting to discuss the modalities of the verification process to be carried out in the agency area of West Godavari district was convened on 22 nd October, 1997 at 4.00 p.m in the chambers of the Principal Secretary (SW), Government of A.P., Hyderabad . Investigate the cancellation of right to vote of the 300 tribals of Dammapeta Mandal, Khammam District, Andhra Pradesh – Instructions of National Commission for S.T.s to State Election Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh. The non-tribals owning land in large quantity began to sell it in anticipation of the forthcoming land ceiling legislation. Hostels for tribal children are in a woeful state and the girls there are at the mercy of the wardens. The Secretary (TW) asked the Special Deputy Collector why taking legal opinion. This meeting was also significant considering that it was being held almost within a month of the date on which the NHRC was receiving the complaint from Sri R Satyanarayana Raju dated 15.10.2000. coordinator. "Chilkur Balaji now on celluloid too". (xii) A comprehensive plan for the development of tribal lands would be prepared. We extend our full cooperation in any efforts the Commission may undertake to give succour to the tribals. If he did, it was considered a case of alienation of landed property. By its Director Dr. P.Sivaramaknshna. In recent times a large number of disputes have arisen between tribals and non-tribals leading to a very disturbing law and order situation. In G. O.MS. They were not to be evicted under the provisions of the A.P. He did not surrender while two of his other brothers did, and he could not be captured either. Ac 13,093 was assigned to the poor tribals in the Agency area between the year 1969 and January 1997. •  Andhra Pradesh Mahals (Abolition and conversion into Ryotwari) Regulation, 1969. In any event; the net result is that: 2010, cases covered by an extent of Ac 10336.21 were disposed of in favour of the non-tribals without a proper application of mind. 661 Dated: 09-08-1996. The nature of cases included attempt to murder, abduction of public servants etc. •  Thousands of land issues were amicably settled through the medium of ‘Village Courts’. If the peasants could sell one acre in the delta area they, they could buy ten acres in the upland semi forest area where there were potentialities of improvement including irrigational facilities. Sri Vinod K.Agrawal, IAS,                                                     The Revenue Divisional Officer/, Commissioner and Settlement Officer,                                  Director of Settlement West Godavari Dist @ The Agent to Government should also ensure on the basis of a week to week effort that in all the cases where they have been decided in favour of the tribals, possession is handed over to them physically by the revenue authorities going to the field and showing the boundaries to the tribals on the basis of survey stones being planted and also simultaneously handing over pattas, that is, title deeds to the tribals in the full view of the Gram Sabha in each aad every village. Whenever the officers spoke vaguely or beside the point, I intervened to spell out the action specifically required and how it should be accomplished. It is also relevant to note that the rule framed in exercise of the power given to the State Government under Sec.35(2) (e) on 9-8–90 is not called in question by the petitioner. Sub Collector The Regulation came into force with effect from 3-03-1970. It was a curious situation, where tribals who had lands had no title and those who had title had no land. Commissioner of Tribal Welfare, A.P., Hyderabad . Even though some of the villages are Gram panchayats, they are legally Reserve Forest Lands. land estimated to be available 4,04,621.00 •  Inform MPDO for further action. It has reinforced the confidence of the tribal in the government and made him move closer to the administration. In the reference cited above, the Special Deputy Collector (T.W.) I have attached to my Report – Annex-IV, IV-A and IV-B which show the data relating to land matters. 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