Union Joint Secretary Land Records (LR) Department of Land Revenue Rural Development, Hukum Singh Meena on Monday reviewed the progress of writing and updation of Jamabandis as part of the digitization of Land Records of the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DILRMP) in Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner (Revenue), Dr Pawan Kotwal; Commissioner Survey & Land Records, Shahnawaz Bukhari; Additional Commissioner Jammu, Manisha Sarin; Additional Commissioner Revenue (Central), Nazir Ahmad Baba; Regional Director Survey and Land Records, Jammu, Dr Mushtaq Ahmad, besides other senior officers of the department.
The Joint Secretary directed the revenue department to meet the deadline and complete the digitization process so that all the scanned documents are updated. He further said that error-free revenue land record is imperative for developmental activities and asked the concerned to be careful while updating the documents.
He directed for imparting regular training to the field officials to make them well acquainted with the use of modern gadgets and technology. He stated that this way the capacity building of the available manpower would increase manifold.
The Financial Commissioner apprised the Union Joint Secretary that the process of digitization is being monitored at different levels. “The process has been made foolproof and error-free as the records are quality checked at each level,” he added.
It was informed that 94.92% of the revenue documents have been digitized in Jammu and Kashmir till date. The 98.61% of old revenue maps have been scanned, while writing of 69% new jamabandies has been completed in revenue villages, the meeting was further informed.
Giving other details, the meeting was informed that survey with DGPs (Geo Referencing) has been completed, while a UT level Data centre, modern record rooms in all 217 Tehsils and 77 Survey & Land Record Offices are coming up across J&K.
It was also said in the meeting that e-application modules for viewing maps, Khasra Girdawari, making requests for Mutation, Jamabandi, Grievance registration, Feedback and revenue Register have been developed by the department through outsourcing of the same.
Pertinent to mention here that after the completion of the program the access to all of the significant revenue documents would become easy for all. It will also make the data impenetrable for any illegal entries or insertions, besides helping the department to preserve the same for posterity.