A authorities workplace with piles of paperwork mendacity scattered and information gathering mud is a typical sight. However, the Maharashtra income division is not going to appear like that in a few years as it’s set for a metamorphosis by adopting the blockchain expertise.
This digital methodology of storing data in a enterprise community will allow district collectorates to have a sooner documentation course of and likewise save price, officers advised PTI.
On the International Fintech Fest held in Mumbai final month, Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis mentioned the position of governance, particularly within the income division, goes to alter without end within the subsequent two-three years.
“The blockchain expertise goes to avoid wasting a whole lot of time of a district collector, who has to spend vital time in conducting hearings associated to errors in paperwork. There will probably be no typical or standard position left for a collector as soon as we fully shift to the blockchain technology-based documentation,” he mentioned.
The income division offers with data of land, possession/property lease, registration of sale and buy, amongst others.
Residents have been elevating issues for a few years about errors within the recording of names and precise particulars of a property.
Human intervention has at instances additionally led to land grabbing and faux documentation to purchase or promote properties.
An extra collector-rank official mentioned using computer systems has elevated the pace of documentation and land title data at the moment are out there on-line, but when some modifications are made (unlawfully), it is rather troublesome to seek out it and take motion.
“The blockchain expertise will maintain the report of each doc accessed by an official and modifications made into it. Thus, it would verify malpractices and likewise assist to seek out out when modifications have been made and why,” he mentioned.
The official mentioned there are multiple crore land title paperwork in Maharashtra. Such paperwork are steadily utilized by farmers to get crop mortgage and for different functions. The wedding registration course of additionally comes beneath the income division, he famous.
The blockchain expertise will cut back the burden on district collectorates considerably, he mentioned.
“Economically, it is a win-win scenario for the state,” a senior official from the income division mentioned.
“With the documentation course of turning into error-free, it is going to be simpler for the administration to deal with utilizing the time successfully for governance,” he mentioned.
It can additionally cut back the issues of residents, particularly these not very educated and financially weak, concerning the security of their land data and minimise tampering of paperwork, he mentioned.
“It can additionally assist in saving crores of rupees spent on using paper and requirement of clerical workers just for the upkeep of data,” he mentioned.
The workplace of Inspector Common of Registration and Stamps (IGR), which registers sale, buy or lease of properties, has already began e-registration of newly constructed properties within the state.
It’s completely primarily based on blockchain expertise and greater than 450 builders have opted for this method up to now, an IGR official mentioned.
The division is likely one of the greatest income for the state with an annual contribution of greater than Rs. 45,000 crore, he mentioned.
Based on IGR Commissioner Shravan Hardikar, 28 lakh to 30 lakh property offers are registered in Maharashtra yearly. Out of those, about 4 lakh comprise newly constructed properties and are registered with the IGR.
“The IGR yearly faces a number of complaints about errors in property registrations, like errors within the spellings of names and property description. Even when 20 per cent of the whole property deal registrations in a 12 months are to be corrected, it requires a whole lot of time of the workers,” a senior IGR official mentioned.
The blockchain expertise is anticipated to avoid wasting this time in order that the division can deal with its core work of registration and assortment of stamp responsibility, he mentioned.
Just like the IGR, different sections of the income division can even shift to blockchain expertise within the coming days, which can remodel the functioning of the administration without end, a senior official from the income division mentioned.