Land Book Distribution Functions Organized in Districts of Jammu Division

JAMMU, SEPTEMBER 02: Following the full digitization and streamlining of land records, land booklets were distributed to farmers at special receptions hosted by the district administrations of Jammu division on Friday.

The main function was held at the convention center, Jammu, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha. In addition, functions for the distribution of land booklets were organized in each district capital.

Entries in the Land Pass Book have the probative value of the Register of Rights and other public documents for all purposes before courts and financial institutions, including banks.

IN KATHUA: The Revenue Record Distribution Ceremony was held in Kathua in Room VC of the DC Office Complex, where Deputy Commissioner Rahul Pandey presented land booklets to 100 recipients.

During the event, 50 beneficiaries from Tehsil Kathua, 20 from Tehsil Marheen, 15 from Tehsil Hiranagar and 15 from Tehsil Nagri received land booklets.

The GB called the initiative a remarkable step towards ensuring transparency and good governance. He described the initiative as an important step to improve public service delivery and make the system easily accessible and accountable.

The Deputy Commissioner stated that the land books issued to the land owner contain entries which will enable the land owner to make use of them for credit facilities and other related matters.

AT UDHAMPUR: The Deputy Commissioner, Udhampur Krittika Jyotsna handed over the land books to landowners at a reception held at the Mini Conference Hall DC office complex.

The DC also interacted with landowners and handed out and highlighted the benefits of land booklets. She said the booklet is true to land records and can be generated online. The DC commended the officers and staff of the Revenue Department and expressed concern for making this facility a possibility in such a short time. The DC asked them to extend the facility to all landowners in Udhampur district.

A similar function also took place at the ACR office where the Additional Deputy Commissioner, Mohammad Syed Khan, the Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Rafiq Ahmed Jaral and other officers interacted with landowners and issued land books to legal landowners.

AT SAMBA: Under the initiative of the J&K government to establish transparency and accountability in the operation of the revenue department, Samba Deputy Commissioner, Anuradha Gupta distributed land booklets to beneficiaries at Samba’s office in Conference Hall DC.

Additional Assistant Commissioner, Suram Chand Sharma, Assistant Revenue Commissioner, Manu Hansa, Tehsildar Samba Rampal, and other revenue officials were also present at the ceremony.

A total of 100 booklets were distributed in Samba district, including 04 beneficiaries who received land booklets from UT Lt. Governor, J&K while attending the main function at Jammu Convention Center.

Similar land booklet distribution camps were also organized at sub-divisional level in Vijaypur and Ghagwal where SDM Vinay Sharma and Ramkesh Sharma respectively distributed booklets to beneficiaries.

At the Ramban: As part of a major good governance initiative, the Deputy Commissioner, Ramban Musarrat Islam, handed over land booklets to legal landowners.

Deputy Commissioner of Revenue, Gias-Ul-Haq, Dy. DEO Lal Chand, Tehsildar Ramban, Rafiq Ahmed and several other officers were present on the occasion.

Describing the initiative as an important step towards improving service delivery and transparency in the revenue registration system, the DC said the land book has entries in Urdu, English and Hindi, which will facilitate the fill the information void and promote easy access to the earnings record. The land book will provide income information to landowners in a very simple form, in addition to acting as a valid document to present before financial and other institutions, he added.

AT REASI: As an extension of the Digital Week celebration, the Reasi Revenue Department hosted a function in the District Administration Complex conference room to disseminate information about the Revenue Department’s IT initiatives.

As part of these initiatives and as part of a reform of the Department of Revenue’s public service delivery, the district administration has also started issuing land books to legal owners of land.

During the program, land booklets to landowners in Tehsil Reasi, Bhomag, Thakrakote, Pouni and Katra were distributed by the District Development Commissioner, Babila Rakwal.

The steps to benefit from various online tax services were also explained to the participants through a presentation.

The Deputy Commissioner called the initiative historic in terms of transparency and good governance. She described the initiative as an important step to improve service delivery, improve transparency and accountability in the revenue registration system.

She added that each Land Pass Book has a unique ID and QR code as an added security feature and with the help of the QR code, any institution, individual or agency can verify the credentials and authenticity of the Land Pass Book.

Talking about online revenue services, the Deputy Commissioner said that the J&K government has launched many digital services, including applications for issuing different certificates, which will bring convenience to the public and transparency in the provision of services to citizens. “Now, applicants no longer need to visit tehsil offices as they will receive their certificate online at home. To this end, instructions have already been given to all Tehsildars and Khidmat centers in the district to facilitate the general public,” she added.

In addition to landowners and students, members of the District Development Council, ADC, CPO, ACR, ACD, CHO, CAHO, CEO, Teh Bhomag and District Officers from various departments, tehsildars and other revenue staff were also present on occasion.

At BHADERWAH: CDA Bhadarwah Chowdhary Dilmir distributed Land Pass Books and held awareness program on e-UNNAT, Aap ki Zameen Aapki Nigrani and other online income services at Sadar Panchayat Kotli.

The awareness program, distribution of land booklets took place as part of the ongoing digital week celebrations in the district under the umbrella campaign of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.

A total of 29 booklets were distributed at ADC office in Bhaderwah and no less than 15 land booklets were distributed to concerned people in Bhalla.

The program was attended by District Development Council Councilor Bhaderwah Thakur Yudhvir, Sarpanches, concerned panchayats, concerned patwaris and a large number of people from neighboring panchayats.