Staff Reporter Peshawar
Board of Revenue and Estate Department Khyber Paktunkhwa has completed computerization of land records in 30 tehsils of 19 districts to improve service delivery and resolve the overall dispersed nature of land records.
A senior official of the Revenue Department said that computerization of land records that was started in 2014 was very difficult, complicated and technical process and only six computerized centers were setup across the province during first seven years.
He said that on the special directives of Chief Minister Mahmood Khan and hard work of the revenue department officials, these computerized facilitation centers had been extended to 24 tehsils where 100% land computerization record was completed and it was being extended to 30 more tehsils .
He said that complete land record was available only in 19 districts out of 35 districts of Khyber Pakthuknkhwa , adding land record of merged districts, Malakand divisions, and Kohistan was not available at all.
He informed that Project Management Unit (PMU), Computerization of Land Records was preparing “Mobile Van” for providing services to public on their doorsteps, besides setting up 24 service delivery centers across the province to provide all land documents to people under one roof.
Revenue Department has completed land computerization record of 1100 Mozas out of total 3500 villages in 19 districts where land records was available to ensure transparency and corruption free system with no role of Patwari to exploit people seeking land record.
vHe said that computerization of land records in 1200 Mozas was in final stages and efforts were being made to issue Iniqal and fard and other documents within three days time at facilitation centers.
He said that GIS laboratory and IT labs had been setup in the Revenue academy Hayatabad where 120 newly inducted Patwaris including 12 female Patwaris were being given six months training .
The main objective of induction of 12 female Patwaris was to resolve inheritance and land related issues of women who were traditional denied rights in prosperity, he said.
He said that accountability process had been introduced in the Revenue Department and disciplinary action taken against 110 Patwaris out of which 12 were dismissed from service and 12 demoted and inquiries against others were still continuing.