First computerised 'Fard Kendra' opened in Punjab

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Bathinda, Nov 22 (UNI) Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal today inaugurated the fully computerised 'Fard Kendra' (revenue centres) under Public Private Partnership (PPP) Mode, first of its kind in the state at Nathana in this district.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr Badal said that 'Fard Kendra' at Nathana sub-tehsil was one of the 153 such Kendras, which would be established by the state Government at a cost of Rs 100 crore. These Kendras would provide all types of revenue services from single window to the citizens.

Amongst the services to be provided are 'nakals' (copies) of various revenue records in the registers of 'Patwaris', receipt of all kinds of documents for mutation of inheritance and the receipt of revenue court orders.

Referring to the underlying objective of opening these fully computerised kendras, the Chief Minister said that these would ensure clean, transparent and efficient services to the people on one hand and save then from undue harassment caused due to inordinate delay by the earlier procedure followed by the revenue officials. He appreciated the services of the officers and officials of revenue department and the computer companies engaged in the computerisation of revenue records for the accomplishment of this gigantic task.

In his address Revenue and Rehabilitation Minister Ajit Singh Kohar said that similar kendras at Dhuri in district Sangrur, Dhanaula in district Barnala, Bariwala in district Mutksar, Dinanagar in district Gurdaspur, Dudan Sadhan in District Patiala, Badhni Kalan in district Moga, Bhikhi in district Mansa, Bhogpur in district Jalandhar, Mohlai, Faridkot, Balachaur in district Shaheed Bhagat Singh Nagar and Dasuya in district Hoshiarpur would be inaugurated and made functional by December end.

The Minister said that these kendras have been established under the project, Integrated Land Management Scheme with salient features of processing of revenue records including Jamabandi, Mutations, Khasra Girdawri, Roznamcha and Fard Badar. He said that the services of the private partners engaged for the Project included Mircrosft Corporation India Pvt Ltd, CMS Computer Ltd and CMC Ltd.

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