In state first, Revenue Dept Bandipora to go digital, boosting workflow, timely damage assessment

In state first, Revenue Dept Bandipora to go digital, boosting workflow, timely damage assessment
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Digitisation to replace traditional record-keeping system

BANDIPORA: To assess damages to property in a timely manner and also to boost departmental workflow, officials of the Revenue Department Bandipora were provided state-of-the-art digital gadgets by the district administration on Thursday. In a first for the state of Jammu and Kashmir, digitisation will replace the traditional ledger-keeping system.
The gadgets were distributed among the district’s revenue officials in a programme themed ‘Capacity Building of Revenue Officers’, held at Mini Secretariat by the Deputy Commissioner Bandipora in the presence of Tehsildar Mubashir Naziki and other district officers.
The digital gadgets will replace the traditional record keeping system in the form of ledgers and will boost the workflow. Tabs will be installed with the software which will add to the convenience of both the people and the officials in the revenue and other departments. Complaints, damage assessment, land acquisition and law and order problems will be communicated to the highest level via these devices.
As a reference, one employee puts it like this, “Suppose there is a fire incident somewhere. The official will click a photograph and collect the credentials of the victim and directly send the details across from a device by the dedicated software, so that it’s vetted within no time by the district administration and the victim is compensated without further delay.”
Besides the digital gadgets, the officers were provided with books, bags and other equipment required for hassle-free work.
While talking with Kashmir Reader, the Deputy Commissioner Bandipora, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, said, “Revenue is the key department which needs upliftment. As of now, we have provided them gadgets and other equipment which will help in compensating, giving relief to the affected within hours and also in boosting the developmental scenario. Projects often get stuck due to issues with land acquisition, which is the primary job of the revenue department.” He added, “We are mulling to upgrade the infrastructure and have also moved the proposal so new Patwaar Khanas will be opened at places where required or pending.”
Workshops and training programmes will also be held to train the staff to use the gadgets, said the officer.