New pattadar passbooks for ryots on March 11

All land details to be available on Dharani, the website being launched for this purpose.

By Author  |  Published: 14th Jan 2018  12:07 amUpdated: 22nd May 2018  2:18 pm
File Photo of CM K Chandrashekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao on Saturday announced that the new pattadar passbooks will be distributed to farmers simultaneously in all the districts on March 11. The President of India or Prime Minister would be invited for the launch of the massive programme aimed at issue of new passbooks throughout the State, he said.

The State government conducted a massive land record purification exercise that was unique in the country and now total information base pertaining to the land holdings of the different categories was ready with the government. All these details will be made available in public domain very soon. Dharani, the website with the complete information on land records would be maintained on the lines of core banking system.

The Chief Minister had a marathon review meeting with revenue officials at Pragathi Bhavan on the land purification drive. Later, he announced that a very transparent and effective land registration system would be introduced soon in the State. The new system would come into effect from March 11 and land registration facility would be extended to the Mandal revenue offices from the same date.

He informed that senior IAS officer Vakati Karuna who has been appointed Director CCLA was given additional charge as Commissioner of Stamps and Registrations so as to achieve better coordination between the Revenue Department as well as Department of Registrations which have now been jointly tasked with land registrations.

Phase-II shortly

The Chief Minister announced that after successful completion of the 100-day exercise under phase-I in rural areas, now the phase-II will be taken up to sort out litigation pending in courts and other disputes pertaining to land holdings.

Under phase-I exercise the government could identify over 90 per cent of the holdings with clear titles, now it could make out the legitimate owners. For the smooth conduct of phase-II drive the government has to take certain policy decisions. The government would take a call on this at the next Cabinet meeting, which will be convened soon to discuss such issues.

Website on land details

The Chief Minister said that Dharani, the official website on land records, will have the complete details. A special IT team will be formed to monitor the website. He said registered names or name change will be updated in the title deed on the very day of the transaction without leaving any scope for irregularities.

Rao also said that Dharani will serve as the base of information for those living in villages as well as for those in other countries for online land registration.

Registration in MRO offices

The Chief Minister explained that the State has 584 revenue mandals of which only 141 mandals have sub-registration offices entertaining land registration. All these sub-registrar offices would be retained intact and 443 MRO offices that have no sub-register office would be tasked with the additional responsibility of land registration.

The Chief Minister reiterated that the very purpose of land record purification was ensuring a flawless and transparent system to provide hassle free land registration without any scope for corruption by avoiding fake pattadar passbooks.