JK plans to computerize all revenue records
Bhalla for early disposal of pending cases under Roshni Act
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Jammu, Jan 18: Minister for Revenue, Relief and Rehabilitation, Raman Bhalla on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting of Revenue Officers to discuss the revenue related issues of general masses, particularly early disposal of pending land registration cases under Rohsni Act.
Addressing the meeting, Bhalla asked for exploring the possibilities for the relaxation of the rules with regard to the registrations under Roshni Act for small residential land holders who cannot pay the prescribed rates.
He constituted a committee to go into these specific problems and called for its recommendations for any clarification/amendment in the Roshni Act within stipulated time frame.
He asked the officers to expedite disposal of pending cases under the Act so that the proprietary rights are granted to the applicants adding that the government is committed to provide people-friendly administration to the people and solve their problems in shortest possible time.
The Minister asked for charging location wise rates for commercial land holdings as prescribed under the Act.
Bhalla said government has prepared a comprehensive plan for computerizing all revenue records by constructing modern record rooms in all districts. He said computerization of revenue record is under speedy progress, adding that with the completion of computerization of the records the people would able to trace their desired records without any inconvenience. He said the department is also distributing revenue passbooks to farmers containing all records pertaining to their land to ensure transparency at grass root level. He said Government was keen to construct Revenue Complexes including Patwarkhanas, Naibiats and tehsil buildings, revenue record rooms, Numberdars’ and Chowkidars’ offices with all modern facilities on the available revenue land in every district of the State for the benefit of general masses.
The Minister asked the Revenue Officers to prepare the list of those families whose crop was damaged due to natural calamity and heavy rains and submit the same to the Divisional Commissioners for disbursement of compensation to the affected lot. He said in response to the all out efforts of coalition Government, the central Government has released a package of Rs. 90 crore for reimbursement of relief among the farmers whose paddy crop was damaged. He urged the officers to execute all old mutations adding that under Government order Girdawaris of Kharief and Rabi should be conducted twice in a year.
Bhalla said that the Government is endeavouring for creation of revenue related infrastructure in every nook and corner of the State as land management constitutes the backbone of overall administration.
The Minister said most of the vacant posts of Tehsildars, Naib Tehsildars, Girdawars, and Patwaris have already been filled up, adding that the short fall especially in with regard to Patwaris and Niab Tehsildars would be met shortly.
Financial Commissioner, Revenue, Parmod Jain, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Secretary Revenue, Ejaz Iqbal, Deputy Commissioner, Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Deputy Commissioner (Central), J S Manhas, Additional Secretary, Revenue, Bashir Ahmed Khan, Assistant Commissioner, Nazool, Pawan Kumar, Assistant Commissioner, Revenue, Indeerjit Bhagat besides other senior officers of Revenue and Nazool departments were present in the meeting.
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