Apki Zameen Apki Nigrani: A milestone towards improving service delivery for J&K citizens

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir government has taken numerous citizen centric measures to improve service delivery, and towards good governance to bring more transparency and accountability in the existing governance system.

And one among these administrative reforms is digitization of land records with one component ‘Apki Zameen Apki Nigrani’ under which land holders can easily access to their land records without any administrative hiccups.

Under the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme (DILRMP), the Union Territory of Jammu-Kashmir has achieved an important milestone to provide the most transparent and accountable services to the common people.

The Digital India Land Records modernization Programme was formally launched in the UT in April-2016 for improving online accessibility to the Land Records System and stopping manipulation of the Land Records thereby making quality of services in Sub Registrar office/Tehsil offices more efficient and transparent.

The DILRMP aims to modernize management of land records; minimize scope of land/property disputes; enhance transparency in the land records maintenance system and facilitate moving eventually towards guaranteed conclusive title to immovable properties in the UT.

As part of the program implementation in Union Territory, 7.70 crore pages of revenue record and 55216 Musavi (maps) have been scanned, besides 3895 Ground Control Points have been established, and Web-based Enterprise Geo-Information System (GIS) has been developed.

Under ‘Apki Zameen Apki Nigrani’, land Pass Book are being made available in three languages- Hindi, Urdu and English so that people can easily get the required information.

The Revenue Department has been asked to evolve a mechanism of issuing revenue passbooks to the people, containing information on all their legal land possessions within one month for formal issuance by 26th January 2022. The process will be completed in the districts of Jammu and Srinagar by 31st March 2022 and in all other districts by 15th August 2022.

During the release of District Good Governance Index for 20 J&K districts, Union Home Minister, Shri Amit Shah had also listed out ten path-breaking initiatives taken by UT after reorganization which include Apki Zameen, Apki Nigrani and trilingual land pass books was one among them.

The UT administration led by Lieutenant Governor has asked people to avail the full benefits from the scheme like ‘Apki Zameen Apki Nigrani’, has really empowered the people in the UT.

Besides, the administration had directed the Information & Technology Department to organize public scrutiny of Revenue records under ‘Aap ki Zameen Aap ki Nigrani’ initiative across all digitally connected Gram Panchayats. — (GNS)