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20-member panel to monitor online services of J&K land records



The government has constituted a 20-member committee for finalising an action plan to digitise revenue records, provide online services of the Revenue Department and rollout of “Land passbook” by January 15, 2022.

The panel will meet daily, w.e.f., December 13 to 20, 2021, in the office of Financial Commissioner Revenue, J&K and will conduct a write-shop on Tuesday, i.e., December 21, 2021, and will submit the action plan with all recommendations on December 23, 2021.

On December 11, Chief Secretary Dr Arun Kumar Mehta had announced that the government would issue land passbooks in Jammu and Srinagar districts by January 15, 2022.

The panel will also provide the probable solutions to the issues in the implementation of digitisation of records and online services, including feedback of the States where such things stand implemented.

According to Commissioner/Secretary Revenue Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, this committee will finalise the process and procedure for securing and delivering online services and rollout the “Land Pass Book” by January 15, 2022.

“The panel has been tasked to shortlist software in consultation with NIC for digitisation of land records. This will formulate the reporting format of Revenue officers or officials, from Tehsildar to Patwari, related to land records services for the public. This will also suggest a road map for integration of the system of Fard-registration-Mutation-updation of Jamabandis and maps,” Bidhuri stated in an order. The committee will suggest a road map for the digitisation of Jamabandis of the remaining 18 districts, along with a timeline and workforce requirements and financial resources.

Commissioner S&LR will chair the panel, J&K Rajeev Ranjan, IAS, while Custodian General Rajesh Sharma; Regional Director, Jammu Bhawani Rakwal; Additional Commissioner FCR Rishpal Singh; ADC Jammu Ghanshyam Singh; RD Rajouri-Poonch ADC, Rajouri Sachin Dev Singh; Custodian Evacuee Property Jammu Ravinder Sharma; Deputy Secretary Revenue Muzafar Malik; ACR Reasi Sanjay Badyal; AC Central Dr Pritam Lal and SDM R S Pura Ram Lai Sharma, all JKAS officers, will be its members.

Its members will also include Tehsildar Recovery, DC office, Jammu Mohit Gupta; Baiju Ubbott scientist D NIC J&K; Farooq Husain Bhat Tehsildar Ramgarh, Samba; Mohammed Majeed (Tehsildar RD office Rajouri); Tehsildar Jammu Khas Kamal Preet Singh and NT Jammu Kuldeep Singh. In addition, a representative of each of M/S RAMTeCH and E&Y will be its members as special invitees, while any other member co-opted by the chairman will be its co-opted member.

As per its terms and conditions, the panel has been tasked to suggest a road map for digitising maps of 18 districts and integrating them with ‘BhuNaksha’ for real-time updation of maps.

BhuNaksha is a cadastral Mapping Software developed by NIC using Open Source Applications and libraries to facilitate the management of Digitised Cadastral maps.

To suggest changes in rules and procedure regarding Fard, registration and mutation to avoid multiple reporting for same work and to ensure that maps and textual records are in sync; plan a road map for Geo referencing of all future registration, mutation and revenue documents and propose a road map for cadastral survey or resurvey and updating of survey and settlement record will also be the mandate of this panel, stated Revenue Commissioner.

He further directed that the committee will conduct a write-shop to finalise the action plan with due consultation of Ajay Joshi, Head SDU, Pune.

Amish Mahajan, Content Writer, JK Media 

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Jammu: Exodus Day Observed as Black Day




Due to the increasing influence of terrorism, the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits started on this day in 1990. Kashmiri Pandits celebrated this day of expulsion as Black Day.

On Wednesday, Kashmiri displaced Pandits protested by taking out a rally in Jagti. These Kashmiri Pandits said that this dark day is remembered by every Kashmiri Pandit who was forced to leave the Valley. It is the job of the Government of India to conduct an inquiry by setting up a commission, and those who had spoiled the situation in Kashmir should be fed the air of jails. Kashmiri Pandits demonstrated fiercely and on the other hand, demanded that the return of Kashmiri Pandits to the Valley be ensured.

For the last 32 years, Kashmiri Pandits have been cut off from their own land. Addressing the occasion, Jagti Tenement Committee President Shadi Lal Pandita said that these Kashmiri Pandits had to leave their homes due to terrorism in the Valley, but today this Kashmiri Pandit wants to connect with their soil and establish three big satellite colonies in Kashmir. If the government does this, then 70 thousand Kashmiri Pandit families will go back to the Valley and join their soil. But now, the central government is not taking any step in this direction. Therefore, Kashmiri Pandits should be told the plan with the central government to return to the Valley.

On the other hand, Raj Kumar Tikku said that January 19 would not be forgotten by Kashmiri Pandits. When the situation in Kashmir turned completely against the Kashmiri Pandits and announcements were made on loudspeakers to leave the Valley. Kashmiri Pandits were forced to migrate for their safety and their families. Many Kashmiri Pandits also lost their lives. The Central Government should now constitute an inquiry committee to bring the real culprits to the jails.

Amish Mahajan

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J&K: Terrorist Hideout built in middle of park busted




The remaining terrorists in Kashmir are adopting many unique ways to save themselves from the security forces and the police, but now it is not possible to escape the terrorists from the eyes of the security forces and the police.

The Pulwama and Awantipora police, conducting a joint search operation with the Army’s 55 Rashtriya Rifles and the CRPF, have busted a hiding place built in the middle of a garden in Bandarpora, Awantipora. Terrorists often used to hide in this hideout after committing any incident in the area. At present, with the help of security forces, the police have started a search operation in the surrounding areas, demolishing the hideouts of the terrorists. Other details are awaited.

Now the number of active terrorists in Kashmir has remained negligible. This is why the anger of Pakistan across the border has increased. It is well known that Pakistan encourages terrorists in India. Training camps have also been opened for terrorists across the border in Pakistan. Now that the number of terrorists has been reduced considerably, terrorists are engaged in making targets killed with their weapons to register their presence. However, the security forces and the Jammu and Kashmir Police are fully active in thwarting this nefarious design of the terrorists.

Amish Mahajan

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Mystery of Lucknow family allegedly missing in J&K solved




The startling revelation came to light on Wednesday about the Lucknow family allegedly missing during their travel to Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier reports had said that three members of a family from Lucknow — Mehmood Ali Khan, his wife Darakshan and their son, Shavez — had gone missing in Ramban district while they were on their way from Jammu to Srinagar.

Police sources said according to Salim Khan, brother-in-law of Mehmood Ali Khan, all 3 members were murdered by elder son, Sarfaraz Khan on January 5, the day they were leaving towards Jammu by train.

“After disposing of their dead bodies, he meticulously planned to mislead the relatives and police. He clandestinely visited Jammu and Kashmir and messaged via WhatsApp from his father’s mobile phone on 14th January morning in which he posed as his younger brother, Shavez and said that they are stuck on the highway due to landslides.

“He even posted some pictures of the highway,” said the sources.

The details of the case came to light when the J&K police traced the phone in Lucknow that was used to send WhatsApp messages.

Police said Sarfraz had murdered his father, mother and brother in Lucknow itself. On January 6 the body of a youth with a slit throat was found on Lucknow’s Mall Road in the Itaunja area.

Police were unable to identify the body. After this, two more bodies with slit throats were found in the Malihabad area in Lucknow.

After the photographs of the three persons allegedly missing in J&K’s Ramban area were published, police in Lucknow were able to identify all three.

Subsequent investigation revealed that the eldest son of the family, Sarfraz had murdered them. Sarfraz has been taken into custody.

Police said other contacts of Sarfraz are also being questioned. The motive of the gruesome crime is still not known.

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