Punjab government to launch a digital land record system to keep track
In fact, the BoR will also create a land repository development effort that will be based on the Geographical Information System (GIS)
Punjab is all set to launch a new digital land record system to keep track. The provincial government is implementing the new system, but the tax record for 460 villages in the Rawalpindi district is yet to be completed.
Regarding the incomplete database, the Board of Revenue (BoR) has also written a letter to the deputy commissioner to scan the details of land ownership or ‘massavi.’ In the letter, the commissioner was requested to complete the details by 9th January, so the team could visit the district headquarters and inspect it.
Punjab’s new digital land record system
Furthermore, the director of the Board of Revenue remarked that the Punjab Urban Land System Enhancement initiative was started with the assistance of the World Bank. Under this, each Khasra will be mapped digitally and will replace the current land maintenance method, which is manual.
In fact, the BoR will also create a land repository development effort that will be based on the Geographical Information System (GIS). The letter said that the available information on land records is crucial to ensure the land records are accurately transformed from traditionally held manual accounts to the new digital format.
A big majority of the digitized Massavi maps records were already available at BoR, but they didn’t provide a full picture of the region. Due to this, a Mouza-level list is also being created to collect the Massavi maps that have to be scanned. The new land tracking system of the Punjab government will also record property details with a house number, instead of a Khatun, Khasra, or Khyut. With the help of digitalization, the new system will be designed to streamline the land revenue system and improve land record management. The government has ordered that missing maps and property records should be restored.
For this purpose, a new cell in the commissioner’s office has been established to fasten the resolution of land-related matters, and residents will be able to file complaints and engage in hearings through a video connection.
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