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.
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.