This development unfolded as part of the broader reshuffling of administrative roles, which saw eight IAS and 11 PCS officers being transferred recently
Property records in Punjab are now just a click away. Making it easy to get a copy of land or property records (Fard), the state revenue department making the same available ‘online’.
In a bid to ensure transparency, 158 out of 164 land Fard Kendras (land record centers) of the Revenue Department are been made available online. Now any land owner can get a certified copy of the Jamabandi (record of rights) from any Fard Kendra in the state, the revenue minister, Sukhbinder Singh Sarkaria said on Friday. The Revenue Department had initiated a project in 2004 to digitise the land records.
Sarkaria said out of a total around 13,000 villages in the state, only 100 urban villages are left due to complex revenue record and work is going on make their land records online. Besides, under this project revenue records will be updated directly on the central server (Cloud) without any delay. Sarkaria said now a resident of Faridkot district can get a certified copy of Jamabandi from a Fard Kendra in Khanna.
This project has come as a boon for the people of Punjab as it will save time from the cumbersome paper work. The additional chief secretary, MP Singh directed the Director Land Records (DLRs) and Punjab Land Records Society (PLRS) to complete the project by 31 December, 2018. He said the Revenue Department was fully committed to providing hassle-free services to the people in a transparent manner.
The department has already launched of online property registration across the state and has become the first state of the country, besides launching a pilot project of Revenue Court Management System (RCMS) in the Revenue Courts of Amloh in Fatehgarh Sahib district.