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Assam’s e-Gov module wins top award

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The Computerisation of Registration Project of the state has won the prestigious Gold Icon National Award for 2012-13

The Computerisation of Registration Project of the state has won the prestigious Gold Icon National Award for 2012-13

Guwahati: Assam’s Computerisation of Registration (Panjeeyan) Project has won the prestigious Gold Icon National Award by the Union Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances for 2012-13.

The state-wide Computerisation of Registration Project in Assam was implemented by the Revenue and Disaster Management Department with support of the Finance Department.

The Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Project (AGPRMP) was funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Under the Project, all 75 sub-registrar offices across the state were computerised replacing the earlier manual system of maintaining records and registers.

The registration process carried out in sub-registrar offices is a means of recording documents like sale deed, mortgage, agreement, lease deed, power of attorney, will, etc., as provided for in the Registration Act, 1908.

It confers a legal status to the document and provides a measure of security to the transaction and minimises scope of disputes.

Process re-engineering through application of Information Technology (IT) has brought about a remarkable change in the service delivery system and improved efficiency in the offices by eliminating the need to manually create and then store physical registers and other records, the award committee said.

The Projects for Transformation of Mineral and Administration through e-Governance of the government of Karnataka and Online Voting System (OVS) of the state Election Commission of Gujarat have been selected for the Silver and Bronze Icons respectively in the category of Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering.

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