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T’gana Cong chief seeks forensic audit of transactions over Dharani portal


The political slugfest between Telangana’s ruling Bharat Rashtra Samithi (BRS) and opposition Congress over the Dharani portal has intensified with the latter making serious allegations and demanding a forensic audit of 25 lakh transactions made using the platform.

Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee (TPCC) President A. Revanth Reddy on Thursday alleged that by using Dharani portal, some people with the help of leaders of the ruling party were encroaching on the lands or indulging in other irregularities.

Revanth Reddy alleged that Chief Minister KCR and his son KTR were looting people’s money like cyber criminals. He also claimed that landlords and feudalists were behind the portal.

The Congress leader said the revenue record which should be with the government has fallen into the hands of IL&FS which is managing the portal. He questioned how the government can have an agreement with a company which defaulted on bank loans to the tune of Rs 90,000 crore.

He also alleged that TerraCIS Technologies which is managing Dharani portal on behalf of IL&FS has sold 52.26 per cent stake to a company from Philippines for Rs 1,275 crore.

He said the management of the portal has completely gone into the hands of Sridhar Raju.

All fees related to e-Dharani portal land transactions are going directly to the company run by Sridhar Raju.

Revanth said 25 lakh land transactions valued at Rs 50,000 crore are estimated to have been done over Dharani portal.

“The government is not getting anything from these transactions. The entire money is going to Sridhar Raju’s company,” he said.

The Congress leader claimed that when people are booking slots for registration by paying the fee but not going for registration, they are not getting back their money.

He demanded a forensic audit of 25 lakh transactions done on Dharani portal.

He also plans to approach investigating agencies to demand a thorough probe into Dharani. He said, if necessary, he would knock on the doors of the court.

Revanth also claimed that Dharani portal is not a brainchild of KCR but it started in 2010 in Orissa.

The CAG in its report suggested that the management of the Dharani portal should be handed over to the centrally supervised National Informatics Center (NIC).

The Congress leader’s fresh allegations came amid a war of words between KCR and Congress leaders.

Addressing public meetings, KCR had slammed the Congress party for opposing the Dharani portal and promising to throw it in the Bay of Bengal if voted to power in the coming elections.

KCR urged people to throw the Congress party into the Bay of Bengal. He alleged that the Congress wanted to bring back the system of middlemen.

The BRS government brought the Dharani portal in 2020 as a one-stop solution for all land records under large-scale reforms in the revenue system. The opposition parties, however, say that the Dharani portal added to the problems of land owners, especially farmers.

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Dharani portal yielding desired results, says KCR


Telangana Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday said that the Dharani portal, which was brought in to ensure that the farmers would not face any problems while selling, purchasing, registering and getting mutation of agriculture lands, is giving the desired results.

He expressed satisfaction that the farmers are able to do registrations, sale and purchase and mutations within minutes without bribing any one, using any influence or running around the offices. The CM said in the two months period, 1.6 lakh booked the slots and of them, 80,000 have already completed their registrations.

KCR, as the CM is popularly known, said there are 90 per cent of farmers who hold less than 5 acres of land in the state and the government’s aim is to make sure that these farmers should be able to do the registration of their land and mutations without any problem.

He assured that even if there were some uncertainties regarding the agriculture lands, the District Collectors would solve them in two months. The CM also disclosed that the Dharani portal would have more options and more improvements would be done to it.

The CM held a high-level review meeting with top officials on the maintenance of the Dharani Portal and measures to be taken to improve its performance.

He directed officials to provide more options on Dharani portal, and strengthen it. He also gave instructions to sort out various issues related to the portal.

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Telangana’s ‘Dharani’ project hits legal roadblock


The Telangana government’s ambitious ‘Dharani’ portal project has hit a legal roadblock.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court directed the government not to pressurize or force the non-agricultural property to part with their personal information for uploading in the Dharani portal.  

The High Court, in an interim order, asked the government to exercise restrain with the ongoing State-wide survey to gather information on the non-agricultural properties and various personal details of property owners. 

Further, the court directed the government to protect and safeguard the personal information of the property owners it had so far gathered through its survey. The court also asked the government there will no security to the information being collected from the citizens and uploaded on the Dharani portal.

A petition was filed in the High Court challenging the Telangana government’s decision for entry of non-agricultural properties and personal information such as Aaadhar, caste, and other details of the property owners on the Dharani platform.  

The petitioners G R Karunakar of Rangareddy district and CV Narayana Rao contended that the government was gathering personal details of the property owners like Aadhaar card, caste, and non-agricultural properties which will be kept in the public domain and can be accessed by anyone. In fact, the government’s decision is not backed either by an executive instruction signed by the State Governor or by a statute.

The Telangana government has already launched a survey/enrolment of non-agricultural properties in gram panchayats, municipalities, and municipal corporations, including the GHMC limits, to update details on the Dharani portal for the issue of non-agricultural passbooks.

The government has been collecting details such as the Aadhaar card, property tax receipt, water connection number, electricity bill, plot area, undivided share in case of a residential flat, and other details to be uploaded onto the portal. Several property owners in Hyderabad opposed the government’s move to gather personal details on the ground that it is an infringement on their privacy.

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