CHENNAI ■ MADURAI ■ VIJAYAWADA BENGALURU ■ KOCHI ■ HYDERABAD ■ VISAKHAPATNAM ■ COIMBATORE ■ KOZHIKODE ■ THIRUVANANTHAPURAM ■ BELAGAVI ■ BHUBANESWAR ■ SHIVAMOGGA ■ MANGALURU ■ TIRUPATI ■ TIRUCHY ■ TIRUNELVELI ■ SAMBALPUR ■ HUBBALLI ■ DHARMAPURI ■ KOTTAYAM ■ KANNUR ■ VILLUPURAM ■ KOLLAM ■ WARANGAL ■ TADEPALLIGUDEM ■ NAGAPATTINAM ■ THRISSUR ■ KALABURAGI ■ ■ WARANGAL l TUESDAY l SEPTEMBER 08, 2020 l `7.00 l PAGES 12 l CITY EDITION CABINET CLEARS ABOLITION OF POSTS OF VROs BILL, 2020 The Cabinet also clears Telangana Rights in Land & Pattadar Passbooks Bill, 2020. Both would be introduced in Assembly NOD FOR INCLUSION OF 17 CASTES IN BC LIST AMENDMENT TO TS GST ACT During Monday’s meeting, the State Cabinet also approved the BC Commission report to include 17 nomadic castes in Backward Classes (BC) list. Castes to be included in BC (A) category are 13 and their population is 28,402. Castes to be included in BC (D) category are four and their population is 15,409 ■ ■ The Cabinet also gave approval to TS GST Act, 2017 Amendment Act and Universities Act (Amendment) Ordinance 2020 Telangana Municipal Act, 2018 Amendment Bill, Panchayat Raj & Rural Development Gram Panchayats Transfer of NonAgricultural Property Act, 2018 Amendment Bill also cleared FRBM BILL AND TSBPASS BILL, 2020 WERE AMONG OTHER BILLS CLEARED BY CABINET KCR sends VROs & VRAs out, ushers in radical revenue reforms Cabinet clears two Bills intended to wipe out corruption in Revenue Dept; Discussion in Assembly on Sept 10 and 11; Tahsildars take charge of all land records V V B A L A K R I S H N A @Hyderabad ALMOST four decades after the then Chief Minister, late NT Rama Rao, abolished the PatelPatwari (Karanam-Munasabu) system and introduced VRO system, Telangana’s Revenue Department is all set to take a new shape. The State Cabinet, which met here on Monday, cleared ‘The Telangana Abolition of the Posts of Village Revenue Officers Bill, 2020’ and ‘The Telangana Rights in Land and Patta- dar Passbooks Bill, 2020’. These two Bills would be introduced in the Assembly on Wednesday , which pave way for major reforms in the existing administ r a t i o n o f t h e Re ve n u e Department. Under the new dispensation, which would come into effect after the Bills are passed in both the Assembly and Legislative Council and the Governor gives her assent, the present Village Revenue Officer (VRO) and Village Revenue Assistant (VRA) system would stand abolished. Ushering in several key changes in the Revenue Department, which is mired in a morass of corruption, the government is unveiling a new legislation. The debate on these Bills will be taken up on Thursday and Friday . Registrations stopped On a day of fast-paced developments ahead of the unveiling of the New Revenue Act, the g o ve r n m e n t o n M o n d ay stopped property registrations till further orders. The regis- No plan to float national party: KCR trations will resume after the much-awaited Dharani portal is launched. All the records from VROs were taken away by Tahsildars. The New Revenue Act will be a consolidated one, replacing over 100 existing Acts or GOs relating to Revenue Department. “Some Acts are redundant now and they are not of much use. They will be repealed. Some Acts are overlapping with others and they would be clubbed,” official sources said. CONTINUED ON P4 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE @ Hyderabad TRS supremo and Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Monday made it clear that, as of now, he has no intention to float a national party . Speaking at the TRS Legislature Party (TRSLP) meeting here, Rao dismissed as baseless the reports appearing in a section of the media, claiming that Some Acts are redundant now and they are not of much use. They will be repealed. Some Acts are overlapping with others and they would be clubbed Official sources 26 sectors picked for loan recast ‘Optics of fiscal deficit can hurt Centre-state ties’ New Delhi: A month after it announced a loan restructuring plan to help relieve Covid stress on industry, Reserve Bank of India on Monday released the K V Kamath panel’s report suggesting financial parameters for 26 pandemic-hit sectors. RBI said it has broadly accepted the panel’s suggestions. According to the report, lenders must mandatorily consider total outstanding liabilities/adjusted tangible net worth, current ratio and average debt service coverage ratio while finalising loan resolution plans. | P10 EXPRESS NEWS SERVICE he would float a new national party called Naya Bharat. While stating that he has no such plans, Rao said that if there were any such plans, he would discuss them with the party leaders before taking a final decision. Rao also exuded confidence that the TRS would win close to 100 seats in the forthcoming GHMC polls. CONTINUED ON P4 1,802 COVID CASES AND 9 DEATHS IN TS | P4 2 MAOISTS KILLED IN EXCHANGE OF FIRE WITH POLICE | P2 MONEY often is at the root of all ugly family squabbles. The lack of it is now threatening to fracture the giant, but fragile, Indian GST family The Centre, . which missed payments, proposed two options, both involving state borrowals, causing cracks in the One Nation, One Tax reform. But there is across the board agreement that the Centre must provide for the shortfall, else it could endanger the spirit of Centre-state cooperation, as underscored in TNIE’s ex- Scan the QR code or watch the full YouTube video on bit.ly/2ZfdTQy T M Thomas Isaac T Harish Rao Basavaraj Bommai clusive group-chat with three state finance ministers. Dr T M Thomas Isaac, Minister of Finance, Kerala was emphatic that states cannot sacrifice GST compensation. According to him, the Centre must borrow, but if it’s too afraid of the ‘optics of fiscal deficit going up’, the least it should do is to empower the GST Council to borrow, while it stands guarantee. Concurring with Isaac, T Harish Rao, Minister of Finance, Telangana put forth the elementary logic of lower borrowing costs for the Centre and access to overseas capital. “We were told, if Centre bor- For transcript on TNIE site, go to bit.ly/3i89w0Z rows economy will go down, but if states borrow it won’t. How can it be?” he wondered. On the other side of the spectrum, Basavaraj Bommai, Minister of Finance (Additional Charge), Karnataka, said such confrontationist attitudes won’t offer solutions and urged states to be prudent. CHANDA KOCHHAR’S HUSBAND DEEPAK ARRESTED ED has arrested Deepak Kochhar in connection with a money laundering case. Kochhars were questioned for alleged irregularities in giving bank loans to Videocon group | P10
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