The Punjab Revenue Department is realizing the Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's dream of 'Digital Punjab'. The department is fast forwarding on the digital path.
The Additional Chief Secretary Revenue-cum-FCR Mrs. Vini Mahajan said the Punjab has become the first state of the country with the launch of online property registration across the state on June 27. The "Tatkal" system of appointment for registration would also be launched very soon. So far 1,38,086 registrations have been done under the new system.
She said that 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 had been launched by Revenue Minister Mr. 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 judgements will also be uploaded. Besides generation of summon notices, the system enables all stakeholders to get SMS Alert. They can check the status of their case anytime, the ACS (Revenue) 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 to find their lands easily.
An official spokesperson said the department is also working on for setting up Modern Record Rooms for which tenders have already been floated by the PWD. Under the first phase, the Modern Record Rooms will be set up at Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Bathinda, Roopnagar, Kapurthala and SAS Nagar. Similarly, under Online Land Records, 164 Fard Kendras are 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 vender is being finalised to ensure state of art hardware, while software upgradation is already under process.