Village land records a click away

Published: 27th July 2016 06:37 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th July 2016 06:37 AM   |  A+A-

CHENNAI: Now, the village land records will just be a click away as Directorate of Town and Country Planning is making arrangements to view them online.

In a bid to simplify planning process, the Commissioner of Town and Country Planning had asked officials to obtain the soft copy of village accounts from district collectors and district information officers from National Informatics Centre.

The officials have also been asked to get log in and password from the NIC.

Once the data is online, it will simplify the planning process. Usually, a developer has to approach tahsildar specifying that the lands involved in the projects or layouts or those requiring change of land use proposal are not poromboke lands and not covered under the Land ceiling Act of 1978.

They also have to get NOC that the land is not covered under Land Reforms Act of 1961 and it is not affected by floods.

Now DTCP is doing away with the tedious process. The land records will be viewed by DTCP officials online who will certify whether it is poromboke or a waterbody.

Meanwhile, DTCP is making the developer liable if the land comes under the Land Ceiling Act 1978 or Land Reform Act 1961.

Instructions have been passed that the applicant should state in a Rs 20 stamp paper that he is liable if the land falls under the Land ceiling Act or Land reforms Act.

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