JAMMU, JAN, 14: J&K’s Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today launched trilingual Land Pass Books in Hindi, Urdu and English as a single land document for J&K’s residents.
It was revealed that the Land Pass Books issued to landholders contain entry from the Jamabandi in revenue estate, so as to enable the landholder to make its use for credit facilities and for other matters connected therewith.
Moreover, the farmers were encouraged to provide their Aadhar and Mobile numbers for generating this document online by 15th of August this year. It was also stated that the Pass Books are being rolled out gradually in the areas where land records stand digitized.
With scanning and digitization of land records already under implementation, the department has also framed the Jammu and Kashmir Land Passbook Rules-2022 for online issuance of Land Passbook.
Dr Mehta termed the initiative a ‘historical step towards transparency and good governance’. He asked the Revenue Department to dedicate the facility to all the landowners of J&K by the Independence Day this year.
The CS handed over Land Pass Books to landowners of village Chak Lal Din of Tehsil Jammu West of district Jammu and village Bagh-e-Mehtab of Tehsil Chanpora of district Srinagar respectively.
It was also stated that the Land Pass Book prescribed by the Revenue Department can be generated online by landholder without visiting a Patwari or Tehsildar or any Revenue office.
Besides the DDC Chairpersons from Reasi and Kishtwar the ceremony was attended by Financial Commissioner, Revenue; Principal Secretary, GAD; Commissioner Secretary, RDD; Commissioner Secretary, Revenue; Secretary Law; Commissioner, Survey & Land Records; and many other officers and officials of the department.
Meanwhile DC Srinagar handed over the pass books to landowners at Srinagar and all other DCs participated in the event through video conferencing.