Streamlining revenue records, addressing public grievances Govt’s priority : Kotwal

Baramulla: Financial Commissioner Revenue, Dr Pawan Kotwal Wednesdaychaired a meeting to discuss various issues and matters pertaining to the Revenue Department in Baramulla District.
The meeting also discussed progress of digitization of land records in the district that is being carried out under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DLRMP).
The meeting took a comprehensive review of various revenue matters which included updation work of jamabandis, scanning and uploading of revenue papers and other issues of vital significance wherein the Deputy Commissioner Baramulla Dr G N Itoo briefed the FC about the progress made in such matters.
Reiterating commitment of administration for streamlining revenue records, Financial Commissioner said several initiatives are being taken for redressing public grievances and issues concerning revenue matters, which being the top most priority of the present dispensation.
He highlighted the role of revenue officers/officials in the overall functioning of administration and said revenue functionaries had a pivotal role in delivering public services.
He further emphasized upon the concerned functionaries to accelerate pace of digitization process to realize the objectives of modernising management of land records.
Moreover, he directed for prioritizing the work of Jamabandi strictly in conformity with the standing instructions and said updated Jamabandis are the pre-requisite for implementation of the land records digitization project.
Meanwhile, Dr Kotwal directed to identify the State and Kahcharai land in their respective jurisdictions so that the process of its eviction is initiated.
He also directed to expunge all the illegal entries from the land records so that the same is rectified for the convenience of general public.
It was informed that government has hired the services of private firm RAM TECH Software India and assigned the job of scanning, computerization of various old revenue records besides settlement operations to the Agency.
Various issues and demands were also appraised by the concerned Tehsildars who put forth their demands with regard to the smooth functioning of the department during which they were assured that their demands and grievances shall be redressed on priority.
Earlier, the representatives of Fruit Mundi Sopore called on the Financial Commissioner and apprised him about their issues and demands. They demanded continuation of government sponsored Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for better remunerative price of horticultural produce.
They also demanded special relief package or waiving of KCC loans of farmers who suffered adversely due to current circumstances like shutdown, lockdown etc. Other demands extended by the representatives included restoration of Kanispora Fruit Mundi, making Fruit Mundi Sopore fully accessible, providing direct benefit of various subsidy schemes to the farmers etc.
The FC gave a patient hearing to the issues and demands and assured them that all their demands and grievances shall be redressed.
He said the farmers’ welfare has been one of their priority and added that several initiatives are being taken in this regard.

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