The UT Estate Office, which has already been working towards digitisation of files for years, has been picked for a national pilot project for putting land records online and making them more precise.
Under the Conclusive Land Titling System (CLTS) — for which budget of Rs 124 crore has been sanctioned for the country — the first milestone for the city will be to digitise records of Sector 16, and Attawa and Tatarpur village in two months.
Union minister for rural development Birender Singh held a meeting at UT Guest House on Tuesday to discuss the implementation with UT adviser Parimal Rai, deputy commissioner-cum-estate officer Ajit Balaji Joshi and others.
The two-month first phase will also cover properties of Sectors 7 and 24, and villages Bairmajra, Buterla and Kaimbwala with Chandigarh to be covered in eight months.
Under the new system, the Estate Office and subsequently other record-keeping offices will issue online certificate of property title that shall detail ownership rights right down to the extent of share percentage.
The minister said, “With this conclusive-titling regime, civil disputes in various courts are likely to reduce drastically; and the ownership shall be guaranteed by the State.”
The certificate would display a unique ‘land parcel id’ apart from mandatory details like file number, site address, name of owner, associated Aadhaar number and the respective share percentage.
It would also depict the key map of the locality where the property lies, along with a zoomed view of the property and the adjacent properties. The certificate has the provision to show mortgage-related information.
The system here has been developed by the UT department of information technology, the Society for Promotion of IT in Chandigarh (SPIC) and the Estate Office in association with Infosys, Chandigarh.
The certificate would also be available via the Estate Office website, and you would also be able to search on the embedded map. A special feature of the certificate would be that apart from it being digitally signed, it contains a QR code, upon scanning which from any smartphone, the latest version of the certificate would be displayed.
OWNERSHIP TRAIL TO BE PUT UP TOO
The certificate would also have the ownership trail, for which system integration is underway with the sub-registrar office where sale and transfer deeds are executed.
13 VILLAGES OF UT NOT TO BE GIVEN TO MC
The minister also said that 13 villages of UT will not be included in the MC. Nine of the 22 villages in Chandigarh are under the civic body limits at the moment.
A committee formed on the issue that had the deputy commissioner, joint municipal commissioner, among others as members, found that the MC does not have the financial resources, based on detailed studies and surveys.
The villagers were not ready to be included and give up their panchayats. It was also assessed that the elected panchayats had been working there.