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Defence land survey in top gear,to be over in 3 months

The Pune circle of Defence Estates Office has completed 70 per cent of the survey of defence land on the directives of the Ministry of Defence.

Written by Pranav Kulkarni | Pune | Published: December 29, 2011 2:04:19 am

The Pune circle of Defence Estates Office (DEO) has completed 70 per cent of the survey of defence land on the directives of the Ministry of Defence (MoD). The DEO Pune circle has nearly 58,000 acres of Defence land under its jurisdiction,of which 40,000 has been surveyed,said G S Rajeswaran,DEO,Pune Circle.

The survey is being conducted by Directorate General of Defence Estates (DGDE).

The audit will be followed by digitisation of land records,for which a deadline of six months has been set. The DEO,which will carry out digitisation of the occupied Defence lands,is taking help of retired officers for the purpose. “We have appointed four retired estates officers to number the files,take notes of key words and convert them into digital form,” said an official.

“In the first phase,we have been scanning the files of the entire area. These include files of each household in the civil area. This will be followed by storing the records in PDF format. A document management system has been designed to maintain the records in a systematic manner. The work began in mid-December and is expected to be completed within three months,” said Arun Godbole,executive engineer,Khadki Cantonment Board (KCB). KCB has 3,265 acres of Defence land within its limits.

The Pune Cantonment Board is almost through with the digitisation work. Karan Makwani,vice president,PCB said,“The work will be complete in next 15 days.”

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