Edited By Raghavendra Shukla | Times News Network | Updated:
The revenue department has earned tremendous revenue this year in the process of land registration in the state after the removal of the provisions of Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. After the removal of the privileges granted to the state, the process of registering the land was transferred from the judiciary to the revenue department. It is now reported that the revenue registration department has earned an income of 100 crores this year.
Explain that after the creation of new revenue department in the state last year, 77 sub-registrars were appointed. After this, 25 thousand land registrations were registered in the state in a year. All registration procedures have been digitized. Apart from this, the process of stamp duty administration has also been completely computerized. E-stamping rules have also been prepared. A Home Ministry official said that this will help in making land revenue administration simple and accessible in the state.
Recovery stopped at Lakhanpur toll
Apart from this, a major improvement has been done by closing the Lakhanpur toll. This toll was being reported against the overall interest of the customers. This increased the cost of goods entering Jammu and Kashmir. From 1 January 2020, the collection of toll tax on entry from Lakhanpur entry point in Jammu and Kashmir was stopped. A Home Ministry official said that this has helped in the development of a strong industrial sector and is also in line with the ‘one nation-one market’ spirit of GST.
Improvement in power distribution department
An improvement pending for 5 years in the power generation sector of Jammu-Kashmir has also been implemented. Under this, the power distribution department in the state has been transferred to five autonomous corporations. Officials said that with the transfer of power distribution department, the focus would be on improving services and stability of revenue mechanisms. Civil works have been handed over to the Public Works Department to ensure speedy implementation of civil works.
After this, municipal committees and councils now have the authority to grant administrative approval for projects up to Rs 5 crore. The State Anti-Corruption Bureau will work under the supervision of the Central Information Commission and the Central Vigilance Commission. Also, the jurisdiction of the Central Administrative Tribunal will also be all over the state. Officials say that this will ensure transparency and accountability in the fight against corruption.
Privilege withdrawn from Jammu and Kashmir
Explain that on 5 August last year, the Central Government had passed the bill in both the Houses of Parliament and withdrew the status of Special State conferred on the Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir. Apart from this, the state was also bifurcated. Both parts were made a union territory. It has an assembly system in Jammu and Kashmir, while there will be no assembly in Ladakh.
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