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Sirajganj sub-registrar office in deplorable state

People’s suffering mounts

Sirajganj sub-registrar office in deplorable state

Our Correspondent SIRAJGANJ, Aug 21: The people of the district are in great deal of suffering for dreadful condition of the local sub-registrar offices at various places where official activities are running at the derelict upazila court buildings which are also not in good condition over the years, according to local sources. Though the government earns huge revenue through these offices, but no steps are being surfaced to renovate the dilapidated buildings in public interest, alleged local people. One Achhia Khatun came to Belkuchi sub-registrar office to legally register her 10 decimals of land in her son's name, but she faced lot of difficulties in absence of seating arrangement inside the office and stayed outside under the open sky. Even women coming to their land matters face difficulties in responding to the call of nature and go to nearby houses with shyness. About 200 land deeds are registered at Belkuchi sub-registrar office on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday every week, where 100 clerks and 15 officials perform the works on working days within existing limitations. On every working days not less than 1,000 people attend in connection with their land matters, but having no toilet and drinking water facilities in the sub-registrar office people face enormous difficulties. The same situation also prevails in other sub-register offices of the district which even don't have own buildings as such official activities are being administered at the upazila court buildings which are also in deplorable condition over the years. In absence of seating arrangement and shortage of space incoming people with their important documents and files take their seat on the office floor here and there. Though the government earns huge revenue through these offices, they are not taking any step to house those in permanent buildings, alleged local people. District sub-registrar office sources said there are 10 sub-registrar offices in the district. Of those, the offices at Sirajganj Sadar, Solonga, Shahzadpur and Ullahpara have own buildings, while the condition of the rest offices is very deplorable. In Chouhali Upazila, the sub-registrar office is running in a small room of Chouhali Degree College. Gandhail sub-register office at Kazipur Upazila does not have own building and functioning at a rented building of Tk 16,000 per month. The sub-register offices at Kamarkhand, Tarash, Raiganj and Belkuchi upazilas are functioning in old court buildings trapped with varied problems having no facilities for the public. Md Abu Musa of Dhangarha Village under Raiganj Upazila said the Raiganj sub-registrar office raised questions about the shortage of facilities for male and female attending for official purposes. According to him, though the government earns huge revenue through these sub-registrar offices, but concerned authorities are not taking any steps to improve the situation in public interest. Sheikh Tofazzal Hossen of Natuapara in Kazipur Upazila said, "Several days ago, one of my relatives went to Gandhail sub-register office which is running in a small building having no seating arrangement, toilet and drinking water facilities, though the government has been earning huge amount of revenue through these offices." One clerk of Belkuchi sub-registrar office Firoza Khatun also detailed about the problems of officials and staff for having no toilet and drinking water and other facility. When asked, District Registrar Abul Kalam Md Manjurul Islam said, "We are trying to solve the problems of the sub-register offices in the district by way of preparing detailed list for sending those to the concerned department. After getting allocation of funds and hope to resolve the problem as soon as possible," he said.

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