Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar recently launched the land mutation policy in the state. This facility will make the process of land mutation and payment of land tax easier. It will also allow linking of district registration offices with the circle offices.
This digital process will help the residents of Bihar to carry out the land mutation work and can also make payment for the land tax online. The launch event was attended by Bihar Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi, revenue and land reforms minister Ram Narain Mandal, chief secretary Deepak Kumar, revenue and land reforms department principal secretary Brajesh Mehrotra, revenue board chairman cum member Sunil Kumar Singh and principal secretary (home) and department of prohibition, excise and registration Amir Subhani and other senior officials.
At the event, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that more than 50% criminal incidents occur due to land disputes and thus the online system will prove helpful to curb these offences as the law-order situation ranks high on the State Government’s priority list.
Bihar CM also said that the online facilitation work is completed in maximum districts and the launch of the same would have been impossible without the ongoing survey and settlement work of the land ownership. This new system also updated land records as the last survey and updation work was done in 1905-06.
A proposal has also sent by the public finance committee to recruit 1,203 special survey assistants cum land consolidation officers, 2,297 surveyors cum circle inspectors, 22,966 special survey ‘ameens’, 2,406 typists, 1,203 assistants, 12 data entry operators and 1,203 IT boys as the online system requires sufficient manpower in order to streamline the survey and settlement work, along with the land mutation and other activities.
A mechanism has been installed to monitor the land mutation work and resolve land disputes at the block/circle level. A monthly meeting of top officials including the chief secretary, DGP and principal secretaries of the departments concerned will be carried out for the same and they will also receive feedback of the activities that take place at the block/circle levels. This feedback will be taken from the concerned DMs and SPs.
The DMs and SPs will hold meetings a fortnight in order to receive feedback on disposal of the cases at block/circle offices. Also, the in-charge of the police stations and circle officers are planned to meet every Saturday to resolve cases related to the land disputes.