KP CM directs completion of computerization of land records

F.P. Report

PESHAWAR: A progress review meeting of the Board of Revenue (BoR) was held with the caretaker Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Justice (R) Syed Arshad Hussain Shah in the chair.

The meeting took stock of implementation status on the Chief Minister’s directives issued in the previous meeting and reviewed the progress so far made on the project regarding computerization and digitization of land records in the province. Caretaker provincial minister for Revenue and Finance Ahmed Rasool Bangash, Caretaker Minister for ST&IT Dr. Najeeb Ullah, Senior Member Board of Revenue Ikramullah Khan and other relevant authorities attended the meeting.

Briefing the participants, it was informed that after the Chief Minister’s notice on slow implementation of the land record computerization project, significant improvement has been made in the process of land records computerization, adding that during the last one week, 30 more Mauzas have been operationalized in different districts of the province, and thus, total number of operational Mauzas has increased from 2356 to 2386.

Similarly, the number of manual Mauzas has reduced from 813 to 474 within one week. It was further told that during the last 11 days, a total of 31 Mauzas have been made live which include; 10 Mauzas in Bannu, six Mauzas in Abbottabad, seven in Charsadda, three in Peshawar, three in Kohat and one Mauza each in Swat and Shangla.

Whereas, during the same period, a total of 261 Mauzas have been notified for stoppage of manual mutations which include; 15 Mauzas in Haripur, 10 in Swat, 11 in Shangla, 44 in Bannu, 15 in Peshawar, 159 in DI Khan and seven Mauzas in Battagram. In order to complete the process of land records computerization within the minimum possible time, realistic targets have also been set for the Deputy Commissioners of all districts, whereas “Land Records Computerization Tracking System” has been put in place on the portal of PMRU in order to monitor the progress on daily basis.

The authorities told that in the light of Chief Minister’s special directives, the teams of BoR paid surprise visits to Kohat, Peshawar, Charsadda, Laki Marwat, DI Khan and Tank. During the surprise visits, revenue officers/ officials working in the different districts have been suspended for their inefficient and poor performance, and inquiries have also been initiated against them.