Admin reviews quality check, digitization of land revenue records

File Photo of Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary

Deputy Commissioner (DC), Srinagar Shahid Iqbal Choudhary Saturday reviewed progress of digitization of revenue records at a meeting here.

The meeting attended by Regional Director, Survey & Land Records, Muhammad Qasim Wani; Additional Deputy Commissioner, Khurshid Ahmed Shah; Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Rou fur Rehman; Executive Engineers PWD; Revenue Consultants and senior officers of the department and M/S Ramtech, finalised the augmentation of infrastructure and manpower to complete the digitization process in next six weeks.

The district has completed updation of 100% Jamabandis of all 137 revenue Halqas in June 2020. The scanning and quality check of the revenue documents has been underway and additional staff has been deputed for fast-pacing completion of the process. Presently, 116 of 137 Jamabandis were under digitization after quality check.

The administration has constructed a pre-fabricated hall at Bemina for providing additional space to accommodate quality check and digitization teams while M/S Ramtech deputed additional manpower to complete the process well within set timelines.

Presently, 28,76,916 revenue documents have been scanned against the progress of  8,56,966 in July last year. More than 10 lakh documents have been quality checked, while all the village maps submitted by the revenue departments stand scanned. The digitisation process will make the service delivery easier.

The Revenue department has initiated the CORS-technology based land survey. Under the Continuously Operating Reference Stations (CORS) the measurement of land parcels shall be done with the help of electronic GPS locator stick called Rover. The accuracy of the measurement under CORS technology is up to five centimetres. The project has been designed and being implemented by the Revenue department under supervision of Principal Secretary and Financial Commissioner, Revenue Pawan Kotwal.

The DC directed the officials for multi-shift work on quality check, scanning and digitization to complete the left-over work within next six weeks, enabling the district to move ahead to next step. Meanwhile, work on 10 Model Revenue Offices is also nearing completion which was inspected by the DC in various areas of the district.