850 revenue centers established at village level to provide services on the doorstep of people: CM

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar has said that all the sub registrars offices and e-khidmat centres were providing a one-window registration facility and mutation of property services across Punjab. District gazetteers were also being published to collect up to date and concise information of all the districts throughout Punjab.

He said revenue khidmat kutcheries were providing great relief to the ordinary people by redressing their complaints and grievances. The government was following the vision of transparency and believes in prompt service delivery, he said. The CM said 850 revenue centres were established to provide revenue services on the doorstep of the people. During the current financial year, the number of revenue centres would be increased to 8000, he added. In order to make a correct assessment of agricultural crops production, a digital girdawari system has also been launched, he stated.

The chief minister said mobile centres have been introduced for the provision of revenue services to the people of far-flung areas. Revenue court case management system is providing speedy justice, he continued. People would benefit from 100 per cent digitization of revenue records in the province. The chief minister said that state land measuring more than one lakh and 80 thousand acres have been retrieved amounting to Rs. 462 billion. In the urban areas of Punjab, land measuring 4056 acres has been retrieved from the qabza mafia; while in rural areas, more than 176000 acres of land has also been retrieved, the CM stated. The government has proved its writ by retrieving the state land.

He said consolidation of land was being carried out with the help of information technology, GPS based satellite systems. The crackdown against the qabza mafia would continue without any discrimination and no stone would be left unturned to curb the menace of the qabza mafia, he assured. Punjab Board of Revenue has shown a tremendous increase in revenue collection during the last financial year. Against a target of 59.8 billion rupees, the BOR collected more than 62 billion rupees government dues/taxes during the last financial year and work on launching software bills is also under process, concluded the chief minister.