Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan chairing a meeting regarding reforms in Revenue Department to speed up Computerization of Land Record and functions of Service Delivery Centers in the Province
PESHAWAR: 1 January, 2020
PESHAWAR: On thursday the meeting of Board of Revenue, Revenue and Estate department was conducted under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mehmood Khan to speed up the computerization of Land Record and to functionalize all the Service Delivery Centers in the province. KP cabinet minister Qalandar Khan Lodhi (Minister BOR), Senior Member Board of Revenue Syed Zafar Ali Shah and others attended the meeting, and briefed about the overall progress and initiatives taken by Revenue Department.
During the meeting it was stated that major milestones have been achieved in order to change the Patwar culture, one such milestone towards patwar system’s reformation was replacement of nomination for Patwar Training with ETEA test-based entry. The process of Mutation/Registration of land, tax collection and other matters are made transparent and efficient through digitization of Land Record and IT. It was further added that for public relief and facilitation the department reduced tax ratio by 4.5
It was informed that Rs 4904 million were collected during the last fiscal year which was the 87 per cent of target. Similarly, during the first five months of current financial year Rs.2877 million have been collected which was the 65 per cent of the total target. It was told that 1500 Kanal state land has been retrieved so far having the total cost of Rs. 2 billion, adding under the Revenue Court Disposal System 24,524 cases have been addressed thus far. The chief minister was told that 19 Service Delivery Centers had been established in the different districts of the province.
The chief minister said that physical progress on the implementation of all the reform initiatives should be ensured as per the given timelines. Mahmood Khan directed the department to ensure issuance of ‘Fard’ of lands to the applicants within two days after receiving the applications. He directed that a comprehensive strategy should be devised to make the land acquisition process for government departments fast and easier. Earlier, the participants of the meeting were briefed in details about the performance of the Revenue Department.