Online system to speed up land deals, update records [Pune] [Times of India]
(Times of India Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) PUNE: The state government has introduced an e-mutation system, a computer-based online mechanism that will maintain updated land records with greater accuracy. The system will ensure that citizens do not have to wait for a long duration to complete their land-related transactions at the talathi's office. Besides, it will also help the revenue department to process applications in less time. Initially, only 35 talukas (one taluka from each district) will start using e-mutation, from August 16. The government aims to implement it in all talukas in the state by October-end. "E-mutation is a replacement for the manual entries currently done by talathis and circle officers. The talathi maintains more than 20 types of entries related to land ownership. The e-mutation system will provide them proformas to maintain these entries. Hence, the data will be stored in a standardized format across the state. The data will be linked to a state server," said Chandrakant Dalvi, settlement commissioner and director of land records, while addressing a news conference here on Tuesday. Dalvi said, "A lot of hardware is required to run the programme. Every talathi and circle officer has been given a data card and a laptop with the e-mutation programme installed on it. They have been given usernames and passwords to operate the system. The talathis will be able to access the system from anywhere," he said. The government has spent about Rs 21 crore to procure the hardware. Dalvi said that his department had been working on the project for the last two years. "To introduce a computer-based system, it was necessary to upload all land-related data to the server. We found that the existing data was not updated and also had mistakes. We are rectifying the mistakes and uploading data to the server. Almost 90% work has been completed so far. The data currently available on the server is correct and updated," he said. Dalvi said that the district collectors have been asked to set monthly targets to introduce the e-mutation system in their respective districts.
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