The Fact News Service
Chandigarh, November 22
Chief Minister, Manohar Lal said that under the Digital India Mission of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, a remarkable and historic step has been taken for the betterment of the people by digitizing the revenue records of Haryana State. At the state level and in all the districts, 18.5 crore records have been scanned and digitized, which will be easily available to the people of the State at the click of a mouse. This will prove to be an important initiative for the Government to eliminate corruption and bring more transparency in the system.
After inaugurating the Modern Revenue Record Rooms in all the 22 districts of the State through a virtual meeting at the camp office on Sunday, the Chief Minister was in direct dialogue with the cabinet ministers, public representatives and officials of the State present in all the districts. He said that earlier it was a very difficult task to maintain, preserve and find the old revenue records that were tied up in bundles. It also took a long time to find the records and there was a possibility of records getting damaged, torn, go missing or get tampered with. The first Modern Revenue Record Room in the State was set up in district Kaithal as a pilot project on June 24, 2017 and after that on December 25, 2019, on the occasion of Good Governance Day, the Modern Revenue Record Room project was started for all the districts. These record rooms have been prepared in all the districts ahead of time. He said that 75th Amrit Mahotsav is being celebrated all over the country and Haryana has further expanded e-governance services by digitizing the important revenue records. In future, important records related to other departments will also be digitized in the same manner. Further through the digitization of this record, the implementation of many schemes will also be accelerated and everything will become convenient for the public through this system.
The Chief Minister said that Prime Minister, Narendra Modi has appreciated the schemes and works done in the interest of the public by the State Government in many forums and later those schemes and programmes have been started at the central level and in other states as well. The State has received 148 awards so far, out of which about 100 awards have been received for the successful implementation of e-governance services. He congratulated the people of the State on the digitization of these records.
Haryana Deputy Chief Minister, Dushyant Chautala, who also holds the portfolio of Revenue & Disaster Management Department, said that the revenue records are of great importance and it was a challenge to preserve them properly in the old stereotypical way. The Revenue Department has scanned the records in a very short span of time on the call of the Chief Minister and then uploaded it on the portal of NIC. With the records being digitized in this way, it will be much easier to access and obtain it. NIC and HARTRON have done commendable work with strenuous hard work. In completing this work, Additional Chief Secretary and Finance Commissioner, Sanjeev Kaushal, officers of his department, Deputy Commissioner, Patwaris and clerks in tehsils and record rooms have contributed significantly. This is an on-going process and the records will be updated like this in future.
Additional Chief Secretary and Finance Commissioner, Sanjeev Kaushal informed that under the Modern Revenue Record Room, 18.5 crore records at the State Level and Districts were scanned and digitized. Despite the circumstances like Covid-19 work went on undeterred. Under the old system, land records were kept tied in cloth and the new records were increasing day by day. Preserving it in the record room and finding the old record was a very difficult task. Now that the records are digitized, it will be very easy to preserve and use it. Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, V. Umashankar, Principal Secretary, Social Justice, and Empowerment Department, Vineet Garg, IAS, Mandeep Brar, Secretary to Government, Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Smt. Geeta Bharti, Special Secretary, Sh RS Verma and Additional Secretary to Govt. Haryana, Revenue & Disaster Management Department, Smt. Amna Tasneem and other officers were present on the occasion.