Telangana: GHMC tweaks Intensive Housing Survey form
Hyderabad: The four-page proforma for the Intensive Housing Survey 2014, uploaded on the official website of the Telangana State, is slightly different from the check-slip issued by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation. Two extra questions on property tax number and water tax have been introduced by the GHMC.
“Two additional questions have been added to the proforma pertaining to property tax number and water tax connection especially for the urban population. If not applicable, one must tick the ‘NO’ option,” said a GHMC official.
Many people are wary of the proforma as it seeks personal details. When the government already has the Aadhaar and ration card database, why must citizens furnish identification details once again, they are asking.
Besides, no acknowledgement slip will be given to the citizens. Only a sticker pasted outside the house will be proof that the officials had visited the particular house. Citizens said that officials should identify the families that seek state benefit schemes and then seek required documents from them.
“After scrutinising all documents, the enumerator will fill in the form and the completed proforma will be handed over to the owner for final verification. Then they will be asked to sign it. There is no chance of filling incorrect details. Family members can give a declaration on behalf persons working in different districts and individuals working in the medical profession, police department, media houses etc, added the GHMC officials.
Talking exclusively to this newspaper, deputy chief minister Mohammad Mahmood Ali, explained, “The TS CM, before the survey is conducted, will resolve all queries. It is up to family members if they want to declare personal details.” The CM will once again request all private organisations to declare a holiday, he added.