J&K Revenue Dept Asked To Repeal Obsolete Rules

Srinagar- Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday asked the revenue department on streamlining of online-revenue services to make the system more transparent & accountable to the common people, besides mapping of forest land and creating a dedicated IT cell in the department.

Reviewing the functioning of the revenue department at the Civil Secretariat here on Friday, the LG was appraised implementation of several initiatives undertaken by the department for ensuring smooth delivery of services to the public, an official spokesperson said.

Sinha, he said, was briefed about ‘Aapki Zameen Aapki Nigrani’ Digitization of Land Records; Change of Land Use; issuance of Land Passbooks and Property cards; SVAMITVA Scheme etc.

“Obsolete rules should be repealed and replaced with a more people-oriented regulatory system for ease of living, ease of governance and overall improvement of the efficiency of the Revenue department,” Sinha directed the officials.

The LG, according to the spokesperson, instructed the senior officials of the revenue department to work out viable solutions to address issues and challenges. Sinha, he said, also emphasized on streamlining of online-Revenue Services to make the system more transparent & accountable to the common people.

“He further advised for mapping of forest land, besides creating a dedicated IT cell in the Revenue department,” he said.

While reviewing the progress made under Land Records Information System, the spokesperson said that the chair was informed that a total of 8,21,40,595 of scanned documents, including Jamabandis, Mutations and Girdawaris have been uploaded till date.

He further said that Shaleen Kabra, Financial Commissioner, Revenue gave a detailed briefing on the steps taken to achieve the core objectives of Revenue Department and the progress registered under Digital India Land Record Modernization Program; Digitization of Maps and its updation/Survey through latest Geo-reference technology; Ground Truthing through Mobile App; Online-Revenue Services and End to End Integrated Workflow.

“It was informed that the Revenue department is using a grievance redressal portal for timely disposal of grievances & complaints online,” the spokesperson added.

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