The minister said this to the reporters after a surprise visit to two land offices in Chittagong.
During the visits to Bakalia land office and Chikondandy Hathazari land office, the minister checked different documents including mutation papers and listened to the grievances of service receivers.
“I have decided to come to the surprise visits after receiving some complaints regarding the services offered at the land offices. I am collecting information about the people involved in anomalies in the land offices,” Saifuzzaman said.
“We have undertaken an initiative which will help us to monitor the land related services even at the root level. The initiative will be implemented very soon,” said the minister.
According to a report of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) titled “Land Management and Services: Challenge of Good Governance and Way Forward,” massive corruption takes place in the land offices of the country and people pay bribes starting from Tk100 to Tk20lakh in each step to get land related services.