Dismissing the plea of a person who sought for separate patta for the land owned by him based on the order passed by the Tamil Nadu state information commission, the Madras high court observed that the commission does have the power to direct a revenue official to issue patta to an individual.Justice S S Sundar observed, “The orders passed by the state information commission is without any jurisdiction or authority. The commission does not enjoy such power or authority to direct the tahsildar concerned to issue patta.”


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Info panel does not have power to direct revenue dept to issue patta: HC
TNN | Dec 30, 2019, 4:29 IST






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Madurai: Dismissing the plea of a person who sought for separate patta for the land owned by him based on the order passed by the Tamil Nadu state information commission, the Madras high court observed that the commission does have the power to direct a revenue official to issue patta to an individual.

The petitioner, Velayutham, who claimed to have purchased a portion of a 20.5cents property at Panagudi village in Tirunelveli district through a registered sale deed and included his name in the patta in 1995. The petitioner alleged that the Radhapuram tahsildar included the name of the third party in the patta and issued a joint patta.

Though the petitioner submitted a representation to the revenue officials seeking a fresh patta, the petitioner also approached the state information commission (SIC) under the RTI Act to obtain certain information in this regard. The commission, in its order dated August 19, 2014, directed the Radhapuram tahsildar to cancel the joint patta and to issue a separate patta.
The petitioner submitted a representation before the tahsildar based on the order passed by the SIC. Since, no steps were taken in this regard, the petitioner moved the court in 2015 seeking separate patta for the land.
Hearing the plea, Justice S S Sundar observed, “The orders passed by the state information commission is without any jurisdiction or authority. The commission does not enjoy such power or authority to direct the tahsildar concerned to issue patta.”
The judge observed that from the sequence of events, this court is able to see that the petitioner wants to enforce the direction of the state information commission without establishing his right independently.

The judge noted that unless the petitioner produces sufficient records or parent deed and supporting revenue records, it would not be possible for the court to give any direction to the tahsildar to grant patta. The judge observed that the petitioner has to approach the civil court and thereafter approach the revenue authorities to seek modification of revenue records

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