December 2011

Revenue Cases Monitoring System (RCMS)

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Through eGovernance tools the major problem of land disputes can now be addressed

About the Project

As a part of Swantah Sukhay Project, district administration decided to introduce e-governance in process of hearing land appeal case at collector level. With the help National Informatics Centre, Junagadh has developed this web based system within the time of 2-3 months. Initially, it was hosted on local district server and access was limited to intranet users. To extend this facility to end users, district administration decided to open it on internet. On 11th June 2008, in presence of Honorable Minister Revenue, the system has been made public by hosting it on State NIC Server with internet access. Looking to the gravity of impact on public, this office has received a request from other districts of the state for adopting the same. Users have been created for all district collectors accordingly.

Innovation Factor

  • Applicant or Lawyer can get status of case through Internet.
  • Anyone can download copy of judgment.
  • Collector can view hearing board for respective dates.
  • The system is developed in web based platform with Unicode (Gujarati) support.
  • Accessible through Intranet & Internet.
  • Any person can search details of case and download copy of order by providing any keywords pertaining to Name, Village, Survey No., Case no. etc.

 

Achievements

  • Online Status: It is available on Intranet and Internet as well. People can get information pertaining to case online which includes decision taken or next date of hearing.
  • Print of Judgment/Order: Copy of any order can be downloaded and printed through internet.
  • Search Engine: On providing some basic details of Type of case, Case no., or Year, person can find required information about the case.
  • Hearing Board: Office will also be able to have a hearing board ready on computer screen.

Different type of cases i.e. RRT Revision, Appeal, Revision, Breach of Condition forms part of the system. Respective branch will take care of registering new case online and see for timely update of case status. A hearing board will be prepared and will be able to access it online. At the time of hearing, case wise history will also be available to Collector. Future date of hearing is updated online to enable applicant and lawyer getting it through net. Once case is closed and decision is taken, a copy of order will be uploaded on net by the respective branch of the collectorate.

Need for the Project

Under Land Revenue Code –1879 and Land Revenue Rule – 1972, Sub Divisional Magistrate takes decision on applications related to land case matter. Against this decision applicant can lodge appeal / revision in court of collector at district level. Being an agriculture land is main stay of line for farmers; quick solution to dispute on land rights is anticipated. To ensure adequate disposal compare to number of appeals admitted and maintain priority to older cases first, an e-governance is only best possible tool. The urban and rural areas can be completely transformed by e-Governance initiatives like these. In a country like ours, where land has been a second name of dispute for decades, such project bring in a lot of relief.

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