Directorate of settlement and land records appeals not to burn land records in public interest
IMPHAL, April 21, 2018 (DIPR): Director, Settlement and Land Records, Government of Manipur, Shri Ng. Norenkumar Singh explained that the main role played by the Department is mostly in connection with the up gradation of land revenue records that is carried every 10 years prior to sending the survey reports to the concerned DC of the district. He said that a proposal for procuring modern equipments have been submitted to the Government to facilitate the accuracy of survey process of land but the implementation is still awaited now. There is no provision of availing any of the Central Government schemes by the Department till date, he confessed.
Briefing media persons during the press conference held today at DIPR Complex, Moirangkhom, he stated that the process of maintaining land records and settlement survey is a tedious task just like building a house and is completed in about 6-7 stages comprising of Traverse and Detail Plooting ,record writing, record attestation, revenue attestation, draft publication, final publication and preparation of mother copy after inviting objection and finally sending the duplicate copy to the DC.
Currently 2 villages of Imphal West – Meitei Langol & Lamphelpat is under survey while in the case of Imphal East, except for village no. 26(Wangkheipam Leikai), village no. 25 (Soibam Leikai) and village no. 27(Nongpok Hingol), the remaining villages are being transferred to the DC for computerisation, he explained.
Giving a detailed report of the status of the surveyed villages in the valley districts of Manipur, Assistant Settlement & Survey Officer, Shri Nd. Rasimuddin Shah said that the total no. of villages surveyed in Imphal West District , Imphal East including Jiribam , Thoubal including Kakching district and Bishnupur district in 1960 are 157, 237,133 and 64 respectively. The figures for Imphal West in 1990 is 27 while in the case of Imphal East, about 14 villages including 41 for Jiri Circle in total are surveyed in 2004, he stated.
About 11 villages are transferred to DC Imphal West for computerisation in 2013 while in Imphal East, the figure stands at 10, he compared. The DC Imphal East transferred around 4 villages to DSLR in 2016 for completion of survey operation, he said.
In case of Churachandpur, Chandel & Kangpokpi districts, the villages surveyed in 1964 are 15,5 and 9 while resurvey has not started in these 3 districts, he stated.
8-Mantripukhri,9-Chingmeirong Nongpok,11-Laipham Siphai and Heingang Ching(Hill Lok) villages of Imphal East district ; 1-Langol Tharol,2-Langol Tarung and 3-Luwangshangbam/Matai villages of Imphal East; 65-Thanga village of Bishnupur district; 1-Mole Hill of Jakurador,2-Mole Hill of Leishabithol & 3-Mole Hill villages of Jiri Mukh/Lathingkhal of Jiri district have been proposed for resurvey, he explained.
About 19 villages of Jiribam Tahsil of Jiri district have been handed over to the office of the Jiribam SDC Tahsil on the 17th of this month, he also informed.
Joint Director IPR, W Phajatombi supplemented that 3 things are important in the survey and maintenance of land records viz. Jamabandi, daag chitha and touji.
On the issue of fake patta, Nd. Rasimuddin Shah clarified that it is mostly due to burning of land records.
He also said that they have a map for survey of around more than 600 villages and the reports have been given to MASEC for conducting satellite survey project.
Modern equipments containing GPS will be used for survey and 6 months training has been given to the newly recruited junior MCS, he said.
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