Punjab government has decided to issue the land ownership deeds through commercial banks to eliminate the monopoly of revenue officials.
Chief Minister of Punjab chaired a high-level meeting to discuss the modalities of the new system. He was apprised that separate counters will be established at the commercial banks for issuance of ownership deeds.
The meeting decided to introduce an online system for issuance of ownership deeds from July 1. The chief minister observed that the immediate disposal of public complaints about revenue matters is important.
“Any delay in public welfare projects is painful. I cannot sit silent over the pain and misery of people,” he said. CM Buzdar also said that public complaints regarding the corruption of revenue staff will not be tolerated at all. He directed to activate helpline/call centers to prevent corruption in the revenue department.
He suggested introducing a system of depositing fees at land record centers along with expanding the scope of land record centers. These land record centers will be set up at government buildings on a permanent basis, he added.
Buzdar underlined that enforcement of the land utilization policy should be enforced after approval. He also directed to complete the settlement process as soon as possible in the Dera Ghazi Khan Division.