The Punjab Land Records Authority (PLRA) has decided to issue Fard (record of rights) online. The authority will start issuing the online fards from June this year.
PLRA has given land records to 32 banks to expedite the loan acquisition for farmers. The authority arranged an introductory session for newly appointed officers of 1,533 Arazi Record Centers (ARC) of 143 tehsils of the province.
At the occasion, Director General (DG) of PLRA Muhammad Aslam Rao said,
The ARC staff is the backbone of the department and this sector we are currently lagging behind but hopefully, our new appointments would help us overcome this issue and enable us to provide better services to the public.
He added that the PLRA is mulling several initiatives to train its staff and polish its skills.
“The training sessions will take place in two phases. In the first phase, we will train our officers in revenue laws and the best usage of our software while the second phase will continue alongside their jobs. We are working on the structural development of our staff as we are drafting new service rules and welfare policies,” said Rao.
The step is in pursuance of the PLRA’s aim to get rid of the ‘patwari culture’.