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Meeting assesses advancements in land record digitisation

By Bureau report
December 01, 2023

PESHAWAR: A progress review meeting of the Board of Revenue (BoR), chaired by caretaker Chief Minister Justice (R) Syed Arshad Hussain Shah, assessed the advancements made in the digitisation of land records in the province.

According to a handout issued here on Thursday, caretaker provincial ministers for Revenue and Finance, Ahmed Rasool Bangash, and ST&IT, Dr. Najeeb Ullah, along with Senior Member Board of Revenue Ikramullah Khan and other relevant authorities attended the meeting.

The briefing revealed significant improvement in the land record computerisation project following the chief minister’s intervention. In the past week alone, 30 additional Mauzas in various districts became operational, bringing the total to 2,386. Manual Mauzas decreased from 813 to 474 during the same period.

Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (R) Syed Arshad Hussain Shah chairs a meeting of the Board of Revenue in this still on November 30, 2023. — Facebook/Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa
Caretaker Chief Minister Justice (R) Syed Arshad Hussain Shah chairs a meeting of the Board of Revenue in this still on November 30, 2023. — Facebook/Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa

In the last 11 days, 31 Mauzas were made live, with 261 Mauzas notified for the cessation of manual mutations. Surprise visits were conducted in various districts, resulting in the suspension of inefficient revenue officers and officials, with inquiries initiated against them.

To expedite the computerisation process, realistic targets were set for deputy commissioners of all districts. A Land Records Computerization Tracking System on the PMRU portal monitors daily progress. Deputy Commissioners were instructed to ensure safety measures for land records and record rooms, with directives to provide information on essential installations for funding.

The meeting also addressed issues related to Khana-e-Kasht. The chief minister directed the streamlining of the Patwar system, emphasising a collective effort from all stakeholders. Strict actions were announced against those hindering reforms, while officials demonstrating efficiency would be rewarded.