The AZAN initiative achieves its goal of ensuring improved and modernized management of land records
The government of Jammu and Kashmir has embarked on an unprecedented development trajectory with the launch of several transformational initiatives in all sectors of the union territory.
The launch of an ambitious “Aapki Zameen Aapki Nigrani” (AZAN) program by Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha was one of those landmark achievements of the UT administration to expand the modern land records management system in more to improve the transparency of the system.
The AZAN initiative is successfully fulfilling its objective of ensuring a transparent, improved and modernized land records management system for the people of J&K who can now access their land records online without any difficulty.
“Previously, I had to walk from pillar to post to get even a single copy of my land records, which was quite a cumbersome and difficult task, but with the launch of AZAN, I can now verify n “any of my land records even sitting in my house. Previously, there was no such mechanism for citizens to view or monitor the status of our income records online,” he said while hailing this milestone as historic. I also express my gratitude to the government of J&K for initiating the process of issuing trilingual land booklets as a measure to fill the information gap and promote people’s ease of access to tax records in Jammu and Srinagar districts,” boasted Jehangir Ahmed of Bachpora.
AZAN: Land Records Information System was launched on October 22, 2021 by the LG under which public users can now search and view copies of the digitized data online at the CIS portal- http://landrecords.jk.gov.in/. According to LG, the initiative will facilitate easy online access to the land records system, thereby reducing the manipulation of land records and significantly improving the efficiency of tax offices.
This initiative is part of the Digital India Land Registry Modernization Program (DILRMP) which was officially launched in UT in April 2016.
The first such land booklet is issued to legal land owners in Jammu and Kashmir in Urdu, English and Hindi languages. As part of a reform aimed at further enhancing transparency in public transactions of the Revenue Department, a mechanism for issuing tax booklets to people containing information on all their legal land holdings has been developed and a deadline of August 15 2022 has been set by the government for completion. of the process.
Within the framework of “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”, various information, education and communication (IEC) activities aimed at sensitizing the popular masses to the Land Registry Information System (LRIS) “Apni Zameen Apni Nigrani” are in full swing in J&K.
During IEC activities, practical training is given to women members of the self-help group on the use of mobile phones to consult land records on mobile phones. Officers are creating a network of trainers at the Panchayat level to further help people access their land records.
Land Records Information System (LRIS) is a web-based, scalable, reliable and secure multi-tier network enterprise application. LRIS is an integrated Geographic Information System (GIS) based decision support system to provide 24/7 services to JakLRMa Agency User, User state public, to the external user of the special agency for analysis, evaluation and information of income records and its ancillary details like records of Rights, Jamabandi, Girdawari, Mutation and well others.
In accordance with the guidelines of the NLRMP, the Ministry of Revenue and Finance Commissioner has established a Project Management Unit in UT to deal with the Land Registry Modernization Program and subsequent registry management. The PMU was registered as a company and named the Jammu and Kashmir Land Records Management Agency (JaKLaRMA). The administrative and functional structure of the company is very comprehensive with the inclusion of all departments, agencies and offices within UT. The company is chaired by the Chief Secretary with the Commissioner of Revenue Finance as Chief Executive.
As part of the implementation of the program in UT, 7.70 crores of revenue record pages and 55216 Musavi (maps) were digitized in addition to establishing 38