N K Sudhanshu, Settlement Commissioner and Director of Land Records, has announced that all City Survey offices in the State would go online. As a result, the citizens will be able to get property card, 7/12 extract (record of rights), copy of mutation in land records etc online. This will save the trouble of visiting City Survey
offices amid the COVID wave, he added.
N K Sudhanshu is on tour of Nagpur Division. Ravindra Thakare, District Collector; Nishikant Sukey, Additional
Collector; Balasaheb Kale, Deputy Director of Land Records; Gajanan Daberao, District Superintendent of Land Records, met him at Ravi Bhavan here on Thursday.
During the discussion, the Director of Land Records made the announcement regarding City Survey offices going online. This is a major annoucement for, the land records for rural areas have already been made available online.
In 2019, the Department of Land Records had made available digitally signed 7/12 extracts.
In 2020, the State Government allowed online access to farmers to Form 8A, the document of ownership of land.
The process of digitisation of land records had begun in Maharashtra in 2014. S Chockalingam, the then Settlement Commissioner, had told media in 2020 that
99 per cent of 7/12 extracts in the State were already available in digitised form. However, now, City Survey offices are proposed to go online. During the discussion with the senior officers, NK Sudhanshu informed them about E-Pik (crop) digital services.
According to him, farmers needed to furnish accurate information online for this particular service to facilitate the Government in extending benefits of various schemes to them.
Thakare briefed the Settlement Commissioner about E-Pik project being implemented on pilot basis at Kamptee in Nagpur district. He said that the project would benefit not only Gram Panchayat but also the villagers.
Citizens can furnish the information digitally.The farmers can furnish accurate information and avail of the service by visiting the website digitalsatbara.mahab- humi.gov.in, he added.
Later on, N K Sudhanshu presented certificates of appreciation to Bhushan Mohite and Rahul Katkar, Land Records Officers, about commendable performance.
Katkar is an engineer and has done commendable job in measurement of land for airport, by-pass road, Orange Street, Butibori flyover, T-junction etc projects. Mohite is well versed with public works and has done 100 per cent digitisation of property card records.
The Settlement Commissioner appreciated the land records work done in Nagpur district and said that other districts should emulate it.