Digitisation of revenue records:12 Jamabandis submitted, 30 more to be completed by Dec 31
Srinagar, Dec 1:
Deputy Commissioner Srinagar Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Sunday conducted a
comprehensive review of updation of Jamabandis and digitisation of revenue
records being conducted on mission mode to achieve purification of records to
avoid disputes and litigations and to improve the public service delivery.
Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Sub-Divisional Magistrate,
Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars, Girdawars and Halqa Patwaris of the district
attended the meeting. Digitisation team members were also present.
Patwaris submitted 12 more Jamabandis in the review meeting
taking the total number of updated ROR (Record of Rights) to 74 revenue
villages up from 34 in March 2019 . Another 36 revenue villages are under
progress which will be completed by 31 December 2019 as per targets fixed by
The DC reviewed the updataion of ROR done by the revenue
officials vis-a-vis quality of work and purity of records. Terming revenue
record updation as the core work of revenue department and a basic requirement
of every household as well as developmental projects in the district he
reiterated that performance of revenue officers will be strictly monitored on
the parameters of updataion of revenue records and purification of records
In many villages the Jamabandis are being updated after
30-40 years because of which it has become a time consuming process in view of
huge number of land transactions having taken place during this time.
It was informed that Jamabandis will be put in the public
The meeting also reviewed the need for creation of new
Patwar Halqas for convenience of public and efficient public service delivery.
The Tehsildars have been directed to submit proposals for every existing Halqa
having Khata numbers exceeding 1000 to 1200 as presently the number in many
halqas is 3000-5000.
Dr Shahid informed the officers that administrative
inspection of 7 Patwar Halqas has been initiated in view of public concerns
raised about revenue matters. He said glaring mistakes have been noted during
the inspection which call for a comprehensive overhaul of the system to ensure
that revenue records are maintained in a transparent and professional manner
for which every support will be extended.
He asked the ACR to furnish the names of best performing
revenue officers for rewarding them and also to ensure at strict departmental
action is taken in cases of lapses noted during the inspections. On the
occasion an amount of Rs 15 lakh was also sanctioned by the DC for putting in
place heating arrangements in revenue offices.
On the occasion the DC also directed the officers to ensure
that 18 offices of Naib Tehsildars directed to be shifted to notified locations
are operationalised within the stipulated timeframe and asked for immediate
submission of requirements for these offices.