Punjab revenue minister Bikram Majithia on Tuesday launched a 24x7 helpline '168' for information on land revenue records, saying it would bring in transparency in the system, besides being a great help to the Punjabi non-resident Indians (NRIs) abroad in case they needed to know the status of their land record.
While the NRIs could call up any time, the services would be available from 7am to 7pm for the local Indians, a spokesman here said.
Besides getting information regarding land records, like registration of a deed or mutation, and the status of any case related to a land dispute, the caller from across the globe could also register a complaint regarding revenue department or a revenue officer.
A unique number would be provided to the caller for the department to pursue the matter.
Rural development and panchayat minister Sikander Singh Maluka, chief parliamentary secretaries Virsa Singh Valtoha and Amarpal Singh Ajnala were also present on the occasion.