Jammu, Feb 6:
Principal Secretary, Department of Revenue, Dr Pawan Kotwal today said that 92
per cent revenue records in Jammu & Kashmir have been digitized, assuring
that the Government was taking all possible measures to bring vibrancy in the
department—which is considered as backbone of the administration.
several delegations during a Public Grievance Camp here today, Kotwal said that
there are about 6.6 crore revenue documents and 55,000 revenue maps in Jammu
and Kashmir—which need to be scanned, digitized and updated. He said that in
order to speedily complete computerization of revenue records, early completion
of writing and computerization of Jamabandis officers of the Revenue
Department have been directed to club the Phase-II and Phase-III of DILRMP for
the completion of 100 % work by March 2021.
He said that the
scanned revenue, land documents would also be available at Tehsil Level Record
Rooms so that public can have access to those documents.
that 92 per cent of revenue records of Jammu and Kashmir have been
scanned whereas 95 per cent of the Cadastral Maps (Massavis) have also
been scanned so far.
that as directed by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu, the Department of
Revenue was making every possible step to make Data Centre of J&K ready by
31st March. He said that the department was also working for
creation of Disaster Recovery Centre making it functional before June 2020.
“We now have a
vital work of registration to carry out. For effective working of newly created
registration offices, officers have been directed to go for the computerization
of the registration process and posting of staff for registration offices,” he
said. He said that Rs 24. crores have been released for the computerization of
the registration system while as DPR, estimating the cost of Rs 48 crore have
Secretary said that 28 Sub-Registers would be posted on regular basis and the
registration process would be done on monthly and hassle-free basis.
The process of
digitization of land records is being carried out under Digital India Land
Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP).
The project aims
to provide computerized management of the land records and their digital
maintenance would make it easier and quicker to obtain updated land revenue
“We are working
on the shortcomings and more manpower is tasked to complete the work,” he said,
adding that the pace of the work at Central Record Room (CRR) Srinagar also
called Muhafiz Khana of the Revenue Department has also picked up its
pace. Likewise, Central Record Room Jammu under DILRMP has been carrying
out computerized management of the land records and ensuring digital
maintenance of the vital documents.
DILMRP, a centrally funded project, was started in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015
for having access to transparent land records. The twin capitals were taken
first for digitization. The programme involves three phases. Phase I of the
programme includes Jammu and Srinagar. Phase II involves Poonch, Ramban,
Baramulla, Anantnag, Kargil, Udhampur, Leh, Doda, Bandipora and Rajouri. In
phase III, Kathua, Kulgam, Shopian, Budgam, Reasi, Ganderbal, Pulwama, Kupwara,
Kishtwar and Samba are to be taken.