Deadline set for completion of scanning revenue records

JAMMU: Advisor to Governor K Skandan on Friday convened a meeting of revenue officers to review the progress on digitalisation of land records, updation of Jamabandis (Record of Right) and other related issues.

The meeting was attended by Financial Commissioner Revenue, Dr Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, Deputy Commissioner Samba, Sushma Chouhan, Deputy Commissioner Udhampur, Piyush Singla, Deputy Commissioner Reasi, Indu Kanwal, Commissioner Survey and Land Records, G M Dar, Regional Director Survey and Land Records, Rifat Kohli and ACR Jammu, ADC Jammu, tehsildars and other concerned.

The Deputy Commissioners of Kathua, Rajouri, Poonch, Doda, Kishtwar, and Ramban along with other concerned officers attended the meeting through video conferencing.

The Deputy Commissioner apprised the advisor of the number of documents scanned so far besides number of Jamabandis prepared in their respective districts.

Financial Commissioner Revenue gave a detailed presentation on progress of digitalisation of land records and updation of Jamabandis. It was informed that out of total 6.20 crore documents, 3.64 crore documents have been scanned so far and quality check of 2.8 crore documents has also been completed. It was further informed that against 51900 old revenue records (Mussavis), 47965 have been scanned so far besides checking quality of 25754 documents.

It was informed that the digitisation of 1263 Maps (new) has been completed out of 1450 revenue maps. Besides, 3895 ground control points (monuments) have been installed across the state.

It was further informed that 300 out of 915 Jamabandis (Record of Right) have been updated in Jammu while 58 out of 137 Jamabandis have been completed in Srinagar.

The Advisor asked the Deputy Commissioners to hire additional man power to expedite the process of scanning of revenue documents and updating Jamabandis.

Advisor set the deadline of July 30, 2019 for the completion of updation of Jamabandis and September 30, 2019 for scanning of all revenue documents.