Srinagar, Feb 6 (IANS) The Jammu and Kashmir Department of Revenue Principal Secretary Pawan Kotwal on Thursday said that 92 per cent of revenue records in the union territory (UT) have been digitised, and assured that the government was taking all possible steps to bring vibrancy into the key department.
Speaking to several delegations at a Public Grievance Camp here, Kotwal said that there are about 6.6 crore revenue documents and 55,000 revenue maps in Jammu and Kashmira which need to be scanned, digitised and updated.
He also said that in order to speedily complete computerisation of revenue records and early completion of writing and computerisation of Jamabandi, officers of the Revenue Department have been directed to club the Phase-II and Phase-III of the Digital India Land Record Modernisation Programme (DILRMP) for completing the work by March 2021.
He said that the scanned revenue and land documents would also be available at Tehsil Level Record Rooms so that the public can have access to these documents.
He informed 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.
Kotwal said that, as directed by Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu, the Department of Revenue was making every possible effort to make the UT’s Data Centre ready by March 31.
He also said that the department was working to set up a Disaster Recovery Centre by 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 computerisation of the registration process and posting of staff for registration offices,” he said.
He said that a sum of Rs 24 crore have been released for the computerization of the registration system.
The Principal Secretary said that 28 Sub-Registers would be posted on regular basis and the registration process would be conducted without hassles on a monthly basis.
The process of digitisation of land records is being carried out under DILRMP.
The project aims to provide computerized management of the land records, while their digital maintenance would make it easier and quicker to obtain updated land revenue records.
“We are working on the shortcomings and more manpower is tasked to complete the work,” KOtwal said, adding that the pace of the work at the Central Record Room (CRR) Srinagar also called the ‘Muhafiz Khana’ of the Revenue Department, has also picked up pace.
Similarly, the Central Record Room Jammu has been carrying out computerized management of the land records and ensuring digital maintenance of vital documents.
A centrally funded project, the DILMRP was started in Jammu and Kashmir in 2015 for facilitating transparent access to land records. The twin capitals of the erstwhile state were were selected for the first phase of digitisation.
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.