The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ms. Mayawati has directed that possession should be given to real patta holders of SC/ST people after removing illegal possession on agriculture and residential land. She has directed all the District Magistrates of the State to ensure effective action in this connection and said that all Divisional Commissioners should also
look into the cases related to possession. Any slackness in this regard would be severely dealt with and strict stringent action would be taken against the concerning officers fixing the responsibility, she warned.
The Chief Minister has also directed to take legal action according to the rules against the illegal possessors on the land of SC/ST patta holders. It may be recalled that after coming to power in May, 2007 the Chief Minister had given the directives for the removal of illegal
possession through launching drive and making allotment of agriculture and residential land to the eligible SC/ST persons. Following the directives of the Chief Minister during the review meetings, the senior Government officers visited and made inspections. As a result 1054.879 hectare agriculture land was allotted to 5596 SC/ST persons in this financial year and all these allottees were given possession. Similarly, 88.426 hectare residential land was allotted to 8369 beneficiaries till May, 2010. Besides, drive has been launched for removal of illegal possessors on agriculture land, under which 3561 illegal possessors were removed and possession was given to real allottees. FIR was lodged against 74 illegal possessors and 88 persons were arrested and sent to jail.
Similarly, 1370 real patta holders got possession on residential land after the removal of illegal possessors. FIR was lodged in four cases and 11 illegal possessors were sent to jail. Action was taken against the illegal possessors on agriculture land of patta holders of Gram Sabha. An amount of Rs. 19,30,135 was realised from them. Besides, 3798 cases
were lodged and imprisonment was given in 561 cases and penalty in 685 cases.
The Chief Minister has directed that the SC/ST people and weaker sections of the society should be benefited by the welfare schemes on priority basis. She has also directed the officers to ensure the social and economic.