Jammu: Chief Secretary Arun Kumar Mehta Saturday directed the Department of Revenue to evolve a mechanism of issuing revenue passbooks to the people, containing information on all their legal land possessions within one month, followed by its first trial run on January 15 and formal issuance by January 26, 2022.
Chairing a meeting to review the functioning of the Revenue Department, Mehta directed that the process should be completed in the districts of Srinagar and Jammu by March 31, 2022 and in all other districts by August 15, 2022.
The chief secretary directed to digitise all Revenue Land Records of Srinagar and Jammu by January 26, 2022 and of all other districts by August 15 2022.
He emphasised the need to connect revenue records with mobile and Aadhaar numbers of owners as a measure to check benami properties as well as prevent the sale and encroachment of properties without the knowledge of the owners.
Mehta asked the Revenue Department to issue SMS alerts to the registered accounts at every stage of the transaction and process to prevent unauthorised land transactions by implementing Real-Time Land Transaction Communication System.
He asked the department to obtain legacy data from the High Court and make timely entries in the revenue record with time-bound reconciliation of all records.