New Delhi: Delhi government on Saturday launched an ambitious project under which land records of a number of areas in city will be digitised so as to stop tampering of land records and to make the process of mutation more transparent.
For now, the project will be implemented in Kharkhari Nahar area of Nazafgarh in South West Delhi and it will be extended in the next few months to other areas.
The project was launched by Chief Secretary P K Tripathi.
"The government has initiated digitization of land records to stop tampering of land records and to make the process of mutation of land more transparent and efficient," a senior official of the Revenue department said.
The land records in the rural areas will be digitised first.
The software for digitisation of the land records has been developed by National Informatics Centre.
"The digitization of land records has been taken up on a pilot basis for Kharkhari Nahar area of Najafgarh," said a senior official of the Revenue department.
"Mutation process of land will take place electronically in Kharkhari Nahar area. However, the existing procedure of manual file movement for the process of mutation will continue simultaneously," the official said.
The manual mutation process for the area will be continued in parallel till an amendment in Delhi Land Revenue Rules, 1962 is notified.