E-mutation kicks off next year, trial runs to be completed by March

The process is a replacement for the manual entries currently done by talathis and circle officers.

Written by Nisha Nambiar | Pune | Published: December 9, 2014 10:14 am

With 35 types of mutation done for registered documents and those registered directly with the talathi, the process is all set to undergo a revamp with the e-mutation system which will be an online mechanism which will save time at the talathi office or at the registration office.

With all districts asked to upload all land records, Settlement Commissioner Chandrakant Dalvi said that the pace is picking up and by month end all districts should have uploaded the land records to the central server. “Once all the districts have done it the district collectors will give a report on the same and there will be an order issued by me that that the taluka will go online,’’said Dalvi. There are 358 talukas in 35 districts of the state of which 100 talukas have already uploaded the data. “It is to ensure better transparency as well as to ensure that there is no need for repeated visits to the talathi offices,’’ he added.

The state government has introduced an e-mutation system, a computer-based online mechanism that will maintain updated land records with greater accuracy. The system will ensure that citizens do not have to wait for a long time to complete their land-related transactions at the talathi’s office. It will also help the revenue department to process applications in less time.

The process is a replacement for the manual entries currently done by talathis and circle officers. The talathi maintains more than 28 types of entries related to land ownership. The e-mutation system will provide them proformas to maintain these entries. Hence, the data will be stored in a standardised format across the state. The data will be linked to a state server,” explained Chandrakant Dalvi, settlement commissioner.

“Every talathi and circle officer has been given a data card and a laptop with the e-mutation programme installed on it. They have been given usernames and passwords to operate the system. The talathis will be able to access the system from anywhere,” he said.

Dalvi said that his department had been working on the project for the last three years. “To introduce a computer-based system, it was necessary to upload all land-related data to the server. We found that the existing data was not updated and also had mistakes. We are rectifying the mistakes and uploading data to the server. We have asked all collectors to update the data. The data currently available on the server is correct and updated,” he said.

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