Punjab included in national land records modernisation program

Chandigarh/February 24
Punjab has been brought under the ambit of the National Land Records Modernization Program (NLRMP) after the state’s revenue department completed the work of computerization of land records.
The NLRMP has brought Punjab under its ambit for bringing 12823 out of total 13004 villages under computerized land records and making 163 out of 167 computerized Fard Kendras operational.
Congratulating the Society while presiding over the 8th meeting of Governing Council of Punjab Land Records Society held here today, the Punjab Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Bikram Singh Majithia said that PLRS has been designated as Project Management Unit of NLRMP and now it has to undertake massive capacity building in terms of infrastructure and manpower which requires higher level of planning, monitoring and valuation of the various phases. The governing council approved the re-structuring of PLRS set up by putting more technically equipped and supervisory personnel at managerial level.
Majithia further directed to expedite the ongoing construction of District Administrative Complexes (DACs), SDM/Tehsil complexes, Sub-tehsils and Patwar work stations for creation of quality revenue infrastructure in the state. He pointed out that keeping in view the significant contribution of revenue department in state exchequer, it becomes imperative to create quality infrastructure of revenue department.
It was informed in the meeting that at present construction of five DACs namely Barnala, Mohali, Tarn Taran, Amritsar and Fazilka has been undertaken at the cost of Rs 142.24 Crore and Rs 69.55 crore has been already released. Besides this, construction of 16 SDM/Tehsil complexes has been undertaken at the joint cost of Rs 50.36 crore for which Rs. 39.08 crore has already been released.
It was also informed that 4600 patwar work stations were being constructed at the cost of Rs 85 crore, out of which Rs 66 crore have already been released.