Thursday, 4 August 2011

Get Digitally Signed Khatauni Easily in Uttar Pradesh

Citizens spend their enormous time and energy to access Government information and services; whether they require services related to land, housing or health. As a forerunner in implementation of e-Governance and IT Enabled Services for its citizens, Government of Uttar Pradesh has initiated diverse measures by introducing information technology concepts in service delivery to citizens.

The need for land related records is an inevitable requirement of each and every citizen. The Department of Revenue is burdened with millions of such records scattered in all parts of the districts from Tehsil to State level in manual forms in numerous files. It became imperative to digitize such records for enabling easy access to all concerned. Keeping this in mind, the department of Information Technology of the State Government had initiated digitizing revenue records. An e-governance application specially for farmers in which a software (‘Bhulekh’) for computerization of land records of all the tehsils of Uttar Pradesh has been rolled-out across the State.

The State Government has recently taken another step forward by introducing a people friendly measure by which any citizen may be able to obtain the digitally signed computerized khatauni through the nearest Common Service Centre. This is being done after analyzing the difficulties being faced by the common man in collecting their revenue records by visiting the tehsil, which may be far away from his home, thereby involving enormous time, money and energy.
The procedure for obtaining digitally signed khatauni through Common Service Centre is depicted hereunder :

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  • The applicant shall visit the nearest Common Service Centre (CSC) and submit an application on a prescribed format, which is available at the centre.

  • Certain details of the land viz. gata number, account number etc. need to be provided in the application form. In case he does not have these particulars, the operator can obtain the same from the departmental website. These can be verified by the applicant on the spot and in case of deviations, the operator assists the applicant by informing the procedure for getting the deviations rectified.

  • The applicant needs to deposit a prescribed fee of Rs. 25/- for which a computerized acknowledgement shall be given. This will contain a unique reference number, which can be used for future references.

  • The format shall then be digitized through the software by the operator, after which a printout of the application shall be provided to the applicant for verification by way of signature/thumb impression.

  • The operator shall forward the application on the same day through the software electronically to the concerned registrar kanungos of that particular tehsil for disposal

  • The concerned registrar kanungo shall examine the application and upload the status on the web portal. The details shall be updated from time to time. The applicant can obtain the status at any time through any CSC.

  • The competent authority shall electronically forward the digitally signed khatauni to the CSC. In case of objections/rejections, the same shall also be sent electronically.

  • The prescribed time limit for the entire procedure has been kept as a maximum of 3 days from the date of application.

  • The applicant can collect the printout of digitally signed khatauni by approaching the CSC.

  • The earlier procedure of obtaining khatauni by visiting concerned tehsil shall remain in force.
A Government Order has been issued recently by the State Government for implementation of this service.

Some highlights …..
  •  Services to citizens at their doorsteps for which otherwise they have to go to block, tehsil and district level offices
  • Saving of travelling and other expenses for the citizen
  • Can avail Government services in a transparent and time bound manner
  • Reduced interactions with Government officials in a hassle free manner
  • Better monitoring system for officers to track progress of disposal of applications

By introducing this service, the Government proves its intention of reforming the governance to provide efficient, convenient and transparent services to the citizens through Information & Communication Technologies. It is expected that would certainly pave the way for a continuous optimization of government service delivery and governance.

This service would be available to the citizens of the state soon.

K.S. Prasad

1 comment:

  1. Hi,
    Thanks for nice info and explanation

    I would like to do mutation of my land in Aligarh, what is the procedure of doing mutation. I purchased a part from a big plot, somebody told me mutation of small plots cannot be done. Please suggest.