Nellore: Entries across several revenue records (diglot, fair adangal, manual 1B, webland and adangal etc) are inconsistent, causing problems to pattadars when they want to sell the land or avail loans and other benefits such as securing seed and fertiliser. Usually corrections are made in the records after the pattadar makes an application and meets the ‘demands’ of revenue officials. Now, the department itself has launched an exercise to correct the errors in its records, probably for the first time in the state.
This ambitious initiative of Nellore collector R Muthyala Raju assisted by joint collector A. Md. Imtiaz for purification and updation of records to improve the image of the revenue department has caught the attention of state-level revenue authorities and the initiative is going to be implemented all over the state now. The initiative christened PURE for Purification and Updation of Revenue Entries launched a month back has exposed 10 lakh erroneous entries. The process will continue till August 20.
More than 8 lakh errors pertain to spellings, extent of land, Aadhaar numbers, double entries and name appearing as ‘Sri’ and entry as ‘00’ in some columns. The major reason for the mistakes is absence of supervision when private operators computerised the data with the Land Records Management and Informa-tion Systems in 2009 and 2010, besides lack of knowledge over Record of Rights.
The error data was carried when the LRMIS data was ported to Webland, a software developed by NIT for easy access to public. Many land transfers with agreement of sale were not being regularised further contributing to the errors. The state of affairs came to light when Mr Muthyala Raju directed RDOs / tahsildars to select two villages in a mandal and study the errors in records from June 1 to June 15. At the instance of the Collector, a software professional working as senior assistant in the collecorate, Mr Y. Nageswar Rao developed the software christened PURE to record all the issues pertaining to every village starting from identification to updation of webland.
Close scrutiny to avoid repeat errors:
To make revenue data error free, several measures are being taken to update the records. According to joint collector A. Md. Imtiaz, training in the software was imparted and logins were created for all cadres. Five teams, each headed by a tahsilder, were constituted at the collectorate to verify the data uploaded from each division to avoid errors creeping in again.
Comparing the extent of each base survey number in adangal records with the extent in diglot / fair adangal is part of the exercise. Tally statement was being prepared with variations and double entries, missing survey numbers. The nature and classification of land in each survey number will be verified. Resurvey settlement register will be verified with adangal. Verification of data in Manual 1B will be compared with entries in adangal to list errors.
The teams have been told to verify assignment / CJFS register and ceiling registers with adangal. They should verify the implementation of court orders, CCLA orders and those of the collector, joint collector and revenue divisional officer. Staff has been instructed to group errors into four categories....