`Aap ki Zameen Aap ki Nigrani’: a landmark initiative that revolutionized the land registration system

SRINAGAR: The government of Jammu and Kashmir has launched a landmark initiative to ensure hassle-free online access to the Land Records System in the Union Territory. `Aap ki Zameen Aap ki Nigrani’ will allow public users to search and view copies of digitized data online at the CIS portal http://landrecords.jk.gov.in/.

The initiative was introduced to reduce the interference of tax officials in land transactions and give people the right to access their land records with one click, reducing manipulation and significantly improving the efficiency of tax offices. . It was a sequel to the Digital India Land Registry Modernization Program (DILRMP) which envisioned improved services for ordinary people in land matters.

The DILRMP was officially launched in UT in April 2016 to improve online accessibility to the Land Records System, ending corrupt practices, thereby ensuring quality services at the Sub-Registry and Tehsil offices. The Lieutenant Governor’s administration ensured that the land registration program which was being implemented at a slower pace was accelerated and completed for the benefit of the popular masses.

As part of the implementation of the program in UT, 7.70 crores of revenue register pages and 55216 Musavi (maps) were digitized in addition to setting up 3895 ground check points. In addition, a web-based Enterprise Geographic Information System (GIS) has been developed as part of the initiative.

As part of information, education and communication (IEC) activities on “Aapki Zameen Aapki Nigrani”, the government has organized special camps at Tehsil and Block level offices, Niabats, Patwar Khanas and Panchayat Ghars for educate the public on the digital platform where people can access their land records with a click.

“We are grateful to the current administrations at the Central and UT level for initiating such technological innovations in all spheres of development making people’s lives comfortable and convenient,” said Sikamdar Noorani, District Chairman of the All Jammu Kashmir Panchayat conference while enjoying this historical. initiative. “Apki Zameen Aapki Nigrani” has enabled common people to check their land records on their mobiles without having to move from one pillar to another. I thank the LG administration for this revolutionary step, he added.

Similarly, Jehangir Ahmed from Bachpora says that visiting the tax office used to be a long and quite painful process, but now I can check my land records while sitting at home. The government has also initiated the process of issuing trilingual land books as a measure to fill the information gap and facilitate people’s access to revenue records in Jammu and Srinagar districts.

The first such land booklet is issued to legal land owners in Jammu and Kashmir in Urdu, English and Hindi languages. As part of a reform aimed at further enhancing transparency in public transactions of the Revenue Department, a mechanism for issuing tax booklets to people containing information on all their legal land holdings has been developed and a deadline of August 15 2022 has been set by the government for completion. of the process.

Showket Ahmed Rather of Tenpora Srinagar is full of praise for the government’s initiative, saying, “It’s a good move, everyone will benefit from it. Previously, getting income snippets took months. With the land booklet, everything now belongs to the people. We were relieved of the tedious process and the nightmare of visits to revenue offices. For Khurshed Ahmed Reshi of Tengpora, the initiative will expose people who have grabbed government land and built infrastructure on public land.

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