Guwahati: Assam government would soon launch a verification of the land records to remove anomalies in order to make the documents error-free and integrate the same with Aadhaar Card of the pattadars.
Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal Friday in a meeting with the Revenue and Disaster Management Department directed the officials to begin this exercise as a pilot project and later its implementation should be extended across the state, an official release said.
Sonowal pointed the importance of error-free land records for proper management of land revenue system and asked the officials to initiate steps for introducing ‘single patta for single pattadar in single village’ system in the state, which is already in practice in states like Andhra Pradesh.
The Chief Minister also directed the department to carry out survey of non-cadastral villages (villages not having the public register showing the details of property ownership) in the state adopting the latest technology in a time-bound manner.
Taking strong note of public grievance in delay in issue of land-related documents beyond stipulated timeframe, Sonowal asked the officials to bring into force advanced monitoring of applications submitted at circle offices.
He also directed the officials to introduce a centralized monitoring system to track the disposal and pendency rate of applications by concerned circles.
The Chief Minister also directed the officials to examine possible avenues for enhancing land revenue collection in the state and revaluate the services and introduce online collection of fees, the release added. (PTI)