THE Income Division of the Maharashtra Authorities claimed to have succeeded in standardising the land data system and making these paperwork error-free by bringing in uniformity within the terminology used otherwise in numerous areas of the State.

Within the pre-Independence period, totally different areas of Maharashtra have been managed by separate regimes, which had their very own land report methods and kinds. Even the phrases used for describing the land possession, shared possession and categorisation of land as per its location or use – have been considerably totally different.

Within the final 75 years, the income administration confronted large issues when it comes to sustaining the land data, change of possession and altering the class of the land as every area was utilizing its personal set of phrases. It elevated the authorized issues as properly, a senior official from the State Income Division mentioned.

“Totally different phrases have been utilized in totally different areas of Maharashtra to explain 46 varied factors in land data paperwork. Of the eight income divisions within the State, every has a definite alternative of phrases to explain the land, its possession and its categorisation as per the utilization. The State Income Division has managed to take away these variations and convey uniformity by a normal format,” a senior income official from the land data division mentioned.

The income officers used to face this similar downside every time they have been transferred from one division to a different. The division took practically twenty years to repair the issue, she mentioned. “There are practically 2.54 crore 7/12 extracts (land title doc) of land data in Maharashtra. Now, the correction is left solely in 46,000 such paperwork, whereas the issue has been fastened within the remaining paperwork. The work obtained delayed as a result of COVID-19 pandemic,” she added.

The land data division, which is a part of the income division, has undertaken a computerisation programme to digitise all of the data and make it out there for individuals. A retired IAS officer, who had labored within the income division, mentioned, “The sooner format of land data nearly remained unchanged for practically 100 years. Nonetheless, previously few a long time, the income division was compelled to make these paperwork error-free as a result of even the Authorities couldn’t purchase some land resulting from its earlier difficult format.”

The standardisation in land report receipts will take away the issues confronted by the decrease degree officers, he mentioned.

“The method began twenty years again with computerisation of the info, which minimised human intervention. It was adopted by making all of the modifications in paperwork on-line solely. The village-level income officers (together with talathi) got laptops by the Income Division,” the official mentioned.

As soon as it was achieved and the officers additionally obtained used to the net format, the income division began engaged on standardisation of the land report paperwork. It took practically 4 years for the division to realize it, he added.

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