3 panels constituted to monitor, review ‘Svamitva’

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Jammu: The government on Thursday constituted three Committees for monitoring and reviewing the programme "Survey of Villages and Mapping with Improvised Technology in Village Areas" (SVAMITVA).

These panels will be Union Territory Steering Committee (UTSC), Union Territory Programme Management Unit (UTPMU) and District Monitoring and Review Committee (DMRC).

The 12-member UT Steering Committee (UTSC) will provide operational guidance on the project and will be responsible for vetting the deliverables and recommending acceptance of deliverables to the National Steering Committee. As per its terms of reference, the panel will participate in all meetings and periodically review the progress of the project. It would meet at least once every month to monitor progress and approve dashboard updating by the UTPMU.

UTSC will comprise the Administrative Secretary Revenue Department as its chairman while Administrative Secretary Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Department and the Financial Commissioner Revenue will be its co-chairmen.

Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Jammu; Inspector General Registration; Commissioner Survey & Land Records, J&K; Directors Survey of India, J&K; Panchayati Raj, J&K; an official representative from the Ministry of Panchayati Raj and State Informatics Officer NIC will be its members while the officer nominated by the chairman or UT Nodal Officer will be its member secretary.

UT Programme Management Unit (UTPMU) will be responsible for managing the day to day programme management activities and will keep track of project progress and keep the senior management and other important stakeholders informed about the project progress. It will also provide handholding support to the concerned stakeholders such as departments of the J&K and Survey of India. Support to the Revenue department in reporting and monitoring the progress of large-scale mapping using drones, consolidating the attribute information and other secondary information to be incorporated in the GIS database will also be the mandate of UTPMU.

As per its terms of reference, the committee will also support the ground-truth of maps, facilitate signing of MoU between J&K and Survey of India and monitor the implementation timelines besides facilitating project progress reporting through regular updates in the Monitoring Dashboard of Scheme.

UTPMU will comprise the Financial Commissioner Revenue J&K as its chairman while Divisional Commissioner Kashmir and Jammu; Director Panchayati Raj J&K; Commissioner Survey & Land Records, J&K; Regional Director Survey & Land Records Jammu and Srinagar; State Informatics Officer NIC, J&K; representative of the IT Department; two experts from Remote Sensing & GISwill be its members. UT Nodal Officer will be its member secretary and any other officer co-opted by the Chairman will be its co-opted member.

District Monitoring and Review Committee (DMRC) would be responsible for monitoring and oversight of the IEC funds granted. It will review the progress of implementation of the programme at district level and will meet at least once in a month and the District Collector/Deputy Commissioner will submit a report to the UT Steering Committee.

Commissioner, Survey and Land Records will be the nodal officer at the UT lever for coordinating with the Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India and other stakeholders for implementation of the Scheme.

DMRC will comprise Deputy Commissioner or District Collector as its chairman while Assistant Commissioner Revenue (ACR) will be its member secretary. Concerned Regional Director Survey & Land Records; Sub Divisional Magistrate (SDM); Sub-District Registrar; District RDD & Panchayati Raj Officer (DPO) and District Informatics Officer, NIC will be its members.

A representative of the Member of the District Development Council and a representative from the Survey of India will be special invitees.

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