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Hyderabad: Saroornagar MRO allegedly dumps community certificate, stirs dispute

DECCAN CHRONICLE.
Published May 9, 2019, 5:49 am IST
Updated May 9, 2019, 5:49 am IST
Ranga Reddy district collector said that CCTV footages will be verified prior to initiating action against the officials.
Ms Christopher alleged that the MRO officials had carelessly left 6 original applications, with their respective Mee-Seva receipts, unattended and in the open in their premises.
 Ms Christopher alleged that the MRO officials had carelessly left 6 original applications, with their respective Mee-Seva receipts, unattended and in the open in their premises.

Hyderabad: Officials of the Saroornagar Mandal Revenue Office (MRO) have allegedly dumped the community certificates, which were applied for at the Mee-Seva centres, in their office premises. An applicant, who recorded a video of the same and uploaded it online, has stirred up controversy among the netizens. In the video, the applicant,  Ms Shareen Christopher, is seen criticising the MRO officials for their nonchalance.

Ms Christopher alleged that the MRO officials had carelessly left 6 original applications, with their respective Mee-Seva receipts, unattended and in the open in their premises. She argued that the documents contained critical personal details of the applicants like their original names, addresses, communities, and nativities among others, and that leaving such details exposed allows potential for abuse of the data in case the certificates were to land in the possession of the wrong persons.

 

She lodged a complaint with the Ranga Reddy district collector D.S. Lokesh Kumar on Tuesday and further threatened to escalate the issue to CM K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s office for the sake of justice.

However, Mr N. Srinivas Reddy denied her claims. He explained that the lady in the video, a Christian, had submitted her application for an SC Mala community certificate.

However, as per the norm, the office cannot issue Mala certificates to individuals belonging to the Christian community.

Irked by the rejection, Ms Christopher dragged 5 applications — including Mr Stalin’s application for the SC Mala certificate and Mr Dubey’s application for an EBC community certificate — and sprawled the same on the office floor in his absence.

He said that a complaint has been lodged in the Saroornagar police station against her for slander.

Inspector Mr E. Srinivas Reddy explained that the MRO office had rejected Ms Christopher’s application since she had a Christian name. Additionally, he said that she had not produced the mandatory address proof with her application and affidavit. Subsequently, based on the information provided by the MRO officials, the police have filed a case against Ms Christopher. They have found that she’s a resident of Nagole.

The Ranga Reddy district collector Mr Kumar assured that the Revenue Division Officer had been asked to look into the issue and submit a report of the same at the earliest.

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