The state government is all set to launch the e-chavdi (digitisation) and e-mutation programme on February 1. With only 30 per cent land records updated in the state,the government has set a January 31 deadline to complete the process.
This was announced by Revenue Minister Balasaheb Thorat after conducting a workshop on the status of the programme at the new Pune Zilla Parishad office. The process of updating land records should speed up as this will help in streamling the system, he said.
Digitisation will facilitate authorities to carry out online mutation entries of land while e-mutation is expected to provide relief to common man while applying for mutation and getting his record of rights updated. At present,people have to wait till the notice to this effect is issued by the talathi first to them and then to the village.
The workshop was attended by Minister of State for Revenue Suresh Ghas,Additional Chief Secretary (revenue) Swadeen Kshatriya and Settlement Commissioner Chandrakant Dalvi.
Addressing the media,Kshatriya said the aim of the programme is to ensure transparency and corruption-free system.
All records should be uploaded to the state data centre by January 1, said Kshatriya.
He added,Officials have been provided laptops to speed up the process. The manual updation of land records,comparing as well as correcting the records is on with the help of a software. I am happy that divisional commissioner,district collector and the settlement commissioner are working together to complete the project.
Dalvi said there were nearly 26 crore pages to be scanned. Work to scan old land records is on as we are also preserving them. Under the e-chavdi and e-mutation programme we have listed 14 points to be verified by officials. We are ensuring that all the six divisions in the state have a record room. There should also be one district-level record room in the state, said Dalvi.
While most of the talathis have been provided laptops,others are procuring them through District Planning and Development Council funds. Dalvi said records of all the 44,145 villages should be updated for the programme.
The state government is also keen on speeding up the process issuing 7/12 extracts. The revenue minister said there is a proposal to amend section 150 of the land revenue code,which would cut down the notice period issued to parties.