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Ramakanta Biswas

News Highlights

  • Partition of undisputed land among co-sharers will be settled within a weeks’ time
  • Time period for issuance of caste, income and residence certificates reduced
  • Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra directed for simple and vibrant land deal process

The Odisha Revenue and Disaster Management department will now settle cases regarding partition of land among co-sharers on mutual agreement within a weeks’ time. Earlier, the time period was three months as per the Odisha Right to Public Services Act, 2012.

Besides, the State Revenue and Disaster Management department has reduced the time period for issuance of caste, income and residence certificates under the 5T initiative.

In a meeting held virtually, Principal Secretary, Revenue Department Bishnupada Sethi discussed the technical and administrative aspects to reduce the delivery time for such public services.

Reviewing the progress of the initiatives, Chief Secretary Suresh Mohapatra directed the department to make the land deal process more simple and vibrant. He also stressed on the abolition of middlemen in land deals and reduce physical requirement applicants at the sub-registrar and district registrar offices.

Mohapatra said if the land deal process becomes automatic, it will reduce crowd at offices and make the service delivery fast, easy and transparent. 

Sethi informed that the time period for partition of land on mutual agreement of all co-sharers u/s 19(1)(C) of OLR Act was 90 days as per the Odisha Right to Public Services Act, 2012. The service delivery period has now reduced to seven days by bringing reforms in the process. 

If there is no objection among co-sharers, the partition of land will be completed in seven days and land pattas (records) will be issued, he said.  

Similarly, the service delivery period for caste certificates of SC/ST, OBC and backward classes has been reduced to 15 days from the earlier 30 days while income and residence certificates will now be issued in 10 days instead of 15 days.

After the reduction of the time period, as many as 40,000 land partition cases have been settled in seven days and 4.47 lakh caste and other certificates have been issued, Sethi added.

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