Revenue Officers loosing their powers
It is learnt that powers of Collector under section 42, 44, 45, 47A, 176 to 223 of MLRC of issuing NA permission in Municipal Corporation area are being given to Municipal Commissioner. Powers of NA recovery and recovery of Conversion Tax also will be recovered by Municipal Corporation. An amendment to section 42 is being moved. This will not in anyway reduce the workload, but certainly it will take away the powers and authority of revenue officers. This calls for introspection and academic scrutiny of this likely decision of the Government.