Taking a serious view of head clerks in taluka offices not maintaining proper records of old, disposed of tenancy and mundkar cases, North Goa collector R Mihir Vardhan has directed the officials to prepare an inventory of all such cases within three months. In a memorandum, Vardhan noted that head clerks, who are the custodians of such records, have stopped maintaining the custody of old, disposed of files pertaining to tenancy and mundkar cases.
“The head clerks of talukas are conveniently pushing applications for certified copies or received under the Right to Information (RTI) Act to the staff of the (mamlatdars’) courts. The head clerks are only doing the work of postmen which is highly unwarranted and in the process disturbs the courts’ work. Such an act by head clerks has hampered courts’ work to a great extent,” Vardhan remarked.
The collector has directed the head clerks of Tiswadi, Ponda, Bardez, Bicholim, Sattari and Pernem talukas to prepare inventories of all such cases within three months and to submit compliance reports every 15 days of the work completed by them.
The collector has also made it clear that non-compliance of the order will be viewed seriously. Vardhan’s directions to the head clerks not to disturb the staff attached to the mamlatdars’ courts is in view of recent directions issued by the high court of Bombay at Goa directing mamlatdars’ courts to dispose of cases in a time-bound manner.