Ahmedabad: Soon, you will be saved from the trouble of travelling all the way to the e-dhara or e-gram centre to keep a tab on your plot of land and verify its records. If all goes according to the plans, soon you will be able to access all information related to right of records (ROR) from the comfort of your home at the click of a button.
The state’s revenue department is making huge plans to enable people get certified copies of their land records from any e-dhara or e-gram from across the state on the internet. The government has already made form no. 7 available in public domain through the internet.
Till now RORs, like form no 6, 7 and 8-A were available on computers linked with GSWAN. The revenue department has now made form no. 7 available on internet so that anybody can look at the land record without having to visit government offices. The state government is going to make form no. 6 and 8-A available on internet too, in the near future.
At present, ROR copies are available from e-dhara centres of respective talukas. The revenue department now plans to provide ROR copies from all the e-dhara centres across the state in one site, a government resolution passed by the revenue department says.
However, the ROR copies downloaded from the internet will not be considered as authentic documents and will be uploaded in different formats. Moreover, it will be only uploaded as ‘read only’ copies so that nobody can tamper with the documents. The state government’s initiative has been lauded by land holders.
“It is a step forward in direction of transparency as people would be able to see their right of record at the click of button. It is a good sign that government is using technology to facilitate people,” said Rushabh Patel, president of Gujarat Institute of Housing and Estate Developers (Gihed).
Similarly, the government’s step will not only save time, effort and energy of people but also help in curbing corrupt practices. “It will help all the professionals like government valuers, advocates, developers and other people.
Beside, it will help people who could not visit taluka place very often,” said Ketan Brahmbhatt, a government valuer. Besides, the government agencies also can use the open source information for data collection.
DNA/ Jitendra Dave