Au­to­ma­tion of rev­enue record

The Pak Banker - - NATIONAL -

Sindh is ex­pected to com­plete au­to­ma­tion of its rev­enue record by June this year un­der the Rs4.9bn pro­ject, which was started in 2012 by its rev­enue depart­ment. The re­con­struc­tion of land rights doc­u­ments, which were burnt in De­cem­ber 2007 ar­son at­tacks, is also part of this ex­er­cise.

Four mil­lion land record en­tries are avail­able on­line and 24 ser­vice cen­tres have be­come func­tional while the re­main­ing three would be op­er­a­tional by April, Board of Rev­enue (BoR) Mem­ber Syed Ali Zul­fiqar Shah in­formed Dawn. The Land Ad­min­is­tra­tion Rev­enue In­for­ma­tion Man­age­ment Sys­tem (LARMIS) pro­ject is based on a cen­tralised sys­tem.

Five mil­lion reg­is­tra­tion doc­u­ments like sale deeds avail­able in the shape of mi­cro­film and reg­is­tered in sub-reg­is­trars' of­fices across the prov­ince would be com­put­erised un­der a sep­a­rate pro­gramme to be su­per­vised by Nadra.

Au­tho­rised banks would is­sue elec­tronic stamps (E-stamp) to in­di­vid­u­als and they would not be re­quired any longer to buy a sep­a­rate stamp/ticket for sev­eral types of trans­ac­tions. And this record - mostly per­tain­ing to trans­ac­tion of res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial prop­er­ties - will be avail­able on­line.

Doc­u­ments for mort­gag­ing of a prop­erty by banks/farm­ers/landown­ers, sale cer­tifi­cate and loan pro­vi­sion will be made shortly valid for sub­se­quent trans­ac­tions. The pro­ject au­thor­i­ties be­lieve that any kind of anom­aly and ma­noeu­vring get doc­u­mented elec­tron­i­cally to be de­tected eas­ily in com­put­erised record. "The pro­ject will for­mally be launched af­ter full com­put­er­i­sa­tion of record, 90pc of which has al­ready been achieved. The pend­ing record's re­con­struc­tion will be com­pleted by June," he ex­plained.

Now the Supreme Court wants the BoR au­thor­i­ties to tally the 4m en­tries with mi­cro­films (932,000) for au­then­tic­ity. Ac­cord­ing to the BoR fig­ures, the au­to­ma­tion would fa­cil­i­tate 7m small landown­ers of which 76pc own less than four acres.

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