Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu, April 22: Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation Syed Basharat Bukhari launched scanning and digitisation of land records at ‘muhafiz khana’, Gole Gujral, here on Tuesday.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said preservation and protection of age-old revenue records and settlement operation in the state were the priority of the government.
He said the government has activated the Revenue Department to complete the task of digitisation of land records in a time-bound manner.
The whole operation had been taken up under the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme.
Bukhari said, that In the first phase, digitisation of land records and settlement operation would be completed in Srinagar and Jammu districts and scanning of land records would be completed in all districts of the state.
The minister said the state government had already submitted an action plan for Rs 374.75 crore to the Union Government for approval.
To start the operation in the first phase, the Union Government had approved Rs 45.54 crore.
He added that the digitisation and settlement process in other districts would be completed in the second and third phases.
The entire exercise of digitisation and settlement operation in the state was expected to be completed by 2021-22. The minister said this job had been entrusted to Ram Tech Software Agency, New Delhi.
He said instructions had been passed to all state government authorities to provide requisite support to the agency, enabling it to complete the task at the earliest.
He hoped that computerisation would ensure better land record management, minimise land disputes and enhance the overall land record maintenance system in Jammu and Kashmir.
The Revenue Minister exhorted officers to adhere to the timeline for settlement targets and contribute to the preparation of reliable revenue records in the state.
The Financial Commissioner, Revenue; Commissioner, Settlement; Deputy Commissioner, Jammu; Director, Land Records and Survey, Jammu; and other senior officers of the department were present.