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You can get 7/12 extracts of your land online from August 15 in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has 2.5 crore 7/12 extract documents that have to be digitised, the sources said.

mumbai Updated: Jul 26, 2017 09:15 IST
Faisal Malik
Faisal Malik
Hindustan Times
Mumbai,Maharashtra,Land record
So far, land records across the state have been made available online but only in a read-only format.(HT FILE)

Land owners in the state will be able to access their property records — called 7/12 land extracts — online from August 15. This long-pending reform will let people download their property records from two government websites — Mahabhulekh and Aaple sarkar.

So far, land records across the state have been made available online but only in a read-only format and only for official purposes. From next month, this 7/12 extracts, can be downloaded with digital signatures and used as the official ownership document.

This is part of the state’s ambitious Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP) to ensure transparency and to reduce fraud in property deals.

The 7/12 extract is a part of the land ownership register maintained by the state revenue department. It has the survey number of the land, the name of the owner, its cultivator, the type of cultivation, transfer of land from one owner to another etc. The land title document is an essential document to establish clear title and ownership and is used widely in all rural and semi-rural land deals.

Under DILRMP, the state is expected to make a database of land records department, sub-registrar offices and tehsil offices. The state revenue department gets 20 lakh applications asking for these land ownership records every year.

Maharashtra has 2.5 crore 7/12 extract documents that have to be digitised, the sources said.

“We are ready to launch the scheme from August 15. All the 7/12 extract will be made available in digital form and will be digitally signed. It means people don’t need to go to the tehsildar or any other revenue department office for the document, they can get it online,” said a senior official from revenue department.

“They will have to log on to the https://mahabhulekh.maharashtra.gov.in and search for 7/12 extract by clicking on the options for division, district, tehsil, village followed by his/her name or survey number at the end,” he added.

The revenue department is currently rectifying errors in the 7/12 extract by holding drives at villages. “The online copy of the 7/12 extract will also have a QR code or bar code to validate its authenticity,” an official said.

First Published: Jul 26, 2017 00:35 IST