Noida: Digitisation of land records from 2002-2017

March 2, 2023

The Uttar Pradesh government has instructed the Noida Authority to digitise 13 lakh land records spanning from 2002 to 2017. This order will enhance transparency and facilitate quick access to land records. Noida Authority will discuss with sub-registrars a plan to scan and digitise the land records. Quickbulls shares details of the latest move on the digitisation of property documents in Noida.

The Gautam Budh Nagar administration has been directed by the Uttar Pradesh government to digitise all land records from 2002 in an effort to enhance transparency and efficiency. The digitisation process will also reduce the time in accessing land records, which is otherwise quite time-consuming. To ensure that this task is carried out securely and timely, Kanchan Verma, Inspector General, Department of Stamp and Registration, has instructed the district administration to meet with the sub-registrars and devise a plan for scanning and digitising over 13 lakh land records.

What is the land record digitisation drive launched by the Noida administration?

The government has launched the digitisation of land records from 2002 to 2017, which includes 13,08,449 land record files in Gautam Budh Nagar. The government has sanctioned 51 computers, 17 scanners, and other necessary equipment for the task. Additionally, the digitisation process will be monitored under the coverage of CCTV cameras, and the staff will be given daily targets to complete the project within a specific time frame.

What are the benefits of digitisation of land records in Noida?

Land-related disputes make up two-thirds of all pending court cases in the district, involving land titles, records, and rightful ownership issues. The digitisation of these records will assist residents, as certified copies of property documents are required in the event of loss or theft and in court proceedings.

The digitisation of land records will be highly beneficial for people. Currently, the Noida registrar’s office is only partially digitised, which makes obtaining certified copies of old documents difficult.

How can you view land records online?

The Bhulekh UP portal enables citizens to easily access digital land records. The portal provides information regarding khata (land) details, Khasra numbers (unique identification numbers for land parcels), and Khatauni (a list of an individual or family’s holdings in a village)e. To obtain these details, citizens need to enter the Khasra or Gata numbers on the official website.

How much is the revenue collection from land registration transactions in past years?

The department has not met its annual targets for the past few years. The outbreak of COVID-19 significantly affected its revenue in 2020-21, when it recorded Rs 1,593 crore instead of Rs 3,148 crore.

In 2021-22, the department’s revenue collection improved and reached Rs 2,377 crore compared to the annual target of Rs 3,463 crore. In the financial year 2022-23, the department’s revenue was Rs 1,887 crore against the annual target of Rs 4,062 crore till November 2022.

The stamp and registration department has been maintaining digital documents since 2011.This move will further give impetus to real estate in the region with better and clearer access to past land transactions and documents.

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