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Issuance of certificates to be made online: Biswas

LEH: Divisional Commissioner Ladakh Saugat Biswas chaired a review meeting of the Revenue Department of Leh district.

Deputy Commissioner Leh Sachin Kumar Vaishya, Additional Deputy Commissioner Leh Dr Zahida Bano, Sub-Divisional Magistrates of Nubra, Nyoma, Likir, Kharu, Durbuk, and Khaltsi, and Tehsildars of Leh Nubra, Sumoor, Nyoma, Saspol, Kharu, Durbuk, and Khaltsi, HQ Assistant Mohd Sharif along with concerned Naib Tehsildars of 15 Niabats and Settlement NT were also present.

The meeting deliberated on the current position of Jamabandi, Girdawari, dor-jamabandi, mutations, registration, encroachments, land acquisition cases, disposal of Revenue/Judicial cases, implementation of PSGA/RTI Act, and redressal of public grievances, settlement operation vis-à-vis Digital India Land Record Modernization Programme (DILRMP) and issues regarding the deposition of registration fee under stamp act among others.

Divisional Commissioner, who is also the Secretary, Revenue, gave directions for completion of partially updated Jamabandis within two months.

In order to maintain up-to-date land records and early redress of issues and cases, the DCs and SDMs are required to submit their monthly reports and tour diaries to the Divisional Commissioner. Similarly, at Tehsil and Niabat level, the Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars were directed to ensure maintenance of their tour diaries.

Committees were formed to examine the process for issuance of income and property certificates and streamlining of the same, issue of certificates by the Revenue department and issuance of death and birth certificates.

Divisional Commissioner informed that the administration intends to make the process of issuance of various certificates online and completely transparent.
Biswas directed SDM Kahltse and Likir to submit a report of total available State Land in their respective Sub-divisions in the next meeting. Other SDMs were also given similar directions.

Tehsildar Leh informed that towards the process of digitization of revenue records of Leh district, more than 5 lakh pages have been scanned so far.

With a view to discourage encroachment of lands in the district, Biswas gave directions to the officers and the officials to be vigilant and to ensure that there is no illegal allotment of land made without following due processes under revenue laws.

Taking cognizance of about 569 pending mutation cases, Biswas stressed on the completion of at-least half of the cases before the next meeting that is scheduled after a month.

Biswas gave a patient hearing to the issues related to their services and requirements of the Revenue officials and assured them for their examination and positive resolution.


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