National Land Records Modernisation Programme In Tripura::By:Swapan Saha
NATIONAL LAND RECORDS MODERNISATION PROGRAMME IN TRIPURA
By: Swapan Saha
The work load on Revenue Administration is increasing day by day with the increase in population and addressing of complex issues like land resource management and sustainable development planning for Tripura. NLRMP offers a unique opportunity to lead effective changes in Revenue Administration. Government of Tripura has taken various initiatives under the programme.
Major components of NLRMP are:
i) Computerization of land records.
ii)Digitization of Maps
iii) Integration of textual and spatial data
iv) Scanning and preservation of old Land Records documents (RoR)
v)Survey/re-survey using modern technology such as Total Station & GPS
vi)Computerization of the Registration System
vii)Computerization of legacy encumbrance documents of registration etc.
Revenue Department has successfully launched a web based single window solution, called Jami Software for land records management system to handle land record including the maintenance and updating of textual records (RoR), land mutation, maps, survey and settlement operations and registration of immovable property.
i)This software will represent the strategic and systematic use of Land Records with the help of Communication Technology to improve the efficiency, transparency and accountability in its functioning and interface with citizens and other stakeholders.
ii)Keeping in mind the skill of the revenue officials like Amins/Tehsilders as well as local language requirement, the software interface has been developed in Bengali. This would endow service or the enabled “anywhere” access to the citizen for obtaining RoRs, maps, registration of immovable property, legacy encumbrance documents etc.
iii)Jami software http://jami.tripura.gov.in has two operational platforms one is citizen centric (for citizen view) and another is online application link (for Revenue Officials with User ID, Password and biometric logging).
Under the programme the following works have so far been completed:
i)A project management Unit (PMU) in the name of “Tripura State NLRMP Management Society” has been constituted for smooth running of NLRMP scheme.
ii)Computerization of more than 11, 82,000 khatians of the state through data entry has been completed and legal sanctity are provided from time to time through notification.
iii)All computerized RoRs have been uploaded in the website. Website is informative and operational. Computerized RoRs are available for delivery through 33 CLR centers/DLRS HQ in the state with Government fees. Issuing of manual hand written ROR had been discontinued in the stat since April, 2004.
iv)Mutation cases are incorporated now through computer based software. SMS are being sent to the beneficiaries in different stages of mutation. Now application for mutation can be submitted through online.
v)5386 CS maps have been digitized for the first phase. After issuance of notification these maps are being uploaded in the website for integration, display & updating. Website is informative and operational. Computerized maps are available for delivery through 33 CLR centers/DLRS HQ in the state with Government fees. Interested land holders are allowed to procure certified copy of digitized map of A4 size @ Rs.30/- and full sheet A1@ Rs. 400/- per sheet. All digitized maps are integrated with ROR. This special data module is very much helpful for revenue officials as well as citizen.
vi)Copies of computerized maps and bhunaksha are now supplied to the citizens on demand.
vii)15 Sub-Registry Offices are under online registration system.
viii)All SROs are interconnected with CLR database through interconnectivity.
ix)Survey/re-survey work is ongoing through modern method of ETS & GPS in Gandachhera, Karbook and Khowai Sub-Division.
x)Imparting training on survey with modern equipments to Government Officials and unemployed youths is in full swing.
xi)Work of digitization of old CS maps and scanning of old records is under process and to be completed by 2014.
All in these activities under the programme of NLRMP will make the land records more and more transparent and easily accessible.