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The Jammu and Kashmir administration is on the path of modernization and they have decided to provide land passbooks to the citizens of Jammu and Srinagar to start with and have said that the digitization of the records would be completed in the coming years for all the districts of Jammu and Kashmir.

Government recently in a review meeting of revenue has directed to ensure end-to-end digitization of all its processes to provide online facilities to people for applying and receiving copies of revenue records through a web portal, besides ensuring that a copy of every Government order is also available on the departmental website.

The Department was asked to integrate all its records on one platform, including land records, registration and attestation of mutations for allowing ease of access to the public. “The one-stop portal must also provide for options to register and track grievances/complaints and information on pending and under-trial cases throughout the revenue courts”, Dr. Mehta maintained.

The Department was further asked to shift all the processes to online mode by adopting the e-office model in its field offices for digitally linking the field functionaries including Patwaris and monitoring timelines of all processes on a real-time basis.

Regarding the encroachment of State and Departmental lands, the Chief Secretary directed the submission of time series data on periodical encroachments showing decadal growth of such encroachments over 1990- 2000-2010-2020; within one month. The enforcement agencies were directed to undertake extensive anti-encroachment drives and start eviction from the high-value commercial areas in the first instance.

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