Paving the way for digital property registration, Punjab has launched online property registration across the state.

Disclosing this, the additional chief secretary (ACS), revenue, Vini Mahajan (in photo), said with this Punjab has become the first state of the country to launch online property registration from 26 June.

She said the “Tatkal” system of appointment for registration would also be launched soon. So far 1,38,086 registrations have been done under the new system, Mahajan said.

She said besides digital property registration, the revenue department has achieved another digital milestone with the launch of a pilot project of Revenue Court Management System (RCMS) in the Revenue Courts of Amloh (Fatehgarh Sahib).

The RCMS was launched by revenue minister Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria through video conferencing from Chandigarh. The system is integrated with land records. Under this system during the filing of a case reference will be made in “Remarks” Column of Jamabandi.

Once a case is filed the system will capture the details of properties along with petitioners and respondents. It will automatically generate date-wise cause-list of different courts and interim orders and final judgments will also be uploaded. The system enables all stakeholders to get SMS Alert. They can check the status of their case anytime, the ACS added.

Apart from these projects, the department has also launched a “Digital Mapping” pilot project to demarcate land boundaries in two villages ~ Mundi Kharar and Harlalpur ~ of SAS Nagar (Mohali). The digital map shows very clearly the Mustil Line, Killa Line, Mustil Number, Killa Number, Reference Line, Saheda and Pillars. This project will help land owners find their lands easily.

An official spokesperson said the department is also working on setting up modern record rooms for which tenders have already been floated by the PWD. Under the first phase, such rooms will be set up in Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Roopnagar, Kapurthala and SAS Nagar.

Similarly, under online land records, 164 Fard Kendras have been operationalized and approximately 2.25 Lac Fards are being issued from these Fard Kendras. However, the hardware and software at these Kendras is of 2005 vintage. A new vendor is being finalised to ensure state-of-the-art hardware, while software upgradation is already under process.