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Div Com Jammu Inaugurates 6-Day Income Workshop for Field Officers

Jammu Divisional Commissioner, Dr. Raghav Langer, on Tuesday inaugurated a 6-day workshop for Revenue Officers on “Disaster Mitigation and the Role of Revenue Officers and Land Laws here at the Training Institute on income (RTI) Gole Gujral.
Senior Income Training Institute, Anju Gupta; The Regional Director of Surveys and Land Records, Bhawani Singh Rakwal and other senior officers were also present on the occasion.
In its inaugural address, Div Com instructed officials to familiarize themselves with the new laws for effective implementation. “The Department of Revenue is required to implement new laws and therefore Department officers need more intensive training,” he added.
He further said that a training workshop is the best mode of training because an officer learns best through peer learning, which includes interaction with his colleagues through exchanges. He advised participants to engage in intensive cross-discussion to fully benefit from the workshop.
Dr. Langer further urged tax officials to work with dedication and to address public issues first. He said that with the digitization of land records almost complete, the next crucial task is to issue booklets to the public.
While giving details of the workshop, the Principal RTI informed that 30 revenue officers (Patwaris and Girdawars) from 5 districts including Jammu, Samba, Kathua, Udhamur and Reasi were invited to the workshop and that they would be trained as master trainers.
“These master trainers will further provide training on the new land laws to tax officials in their respective districts,” she added.
She informed that the workshop will cover a wide range of topics and detailed lectures will be given on the same topics, such as an overview of the J&K Reorganization Act of 2019, the applicability of certain central laws, amendments to the law on land income and the issuance of various certificates, etc.
Deputy Commissioner Revenue Reasi, Sanjay Badyal; Deputy Commissioner of Revenue of Udhmpur, Rafiq Ahmed Jaral; and Tehsildars will lecture on the given topics.
Later, the Divisional Commissioner visited the General Records Hall complex to inspect the progress of digitization of land records under the Digital India Land Records Modernization Program (DLRMP).
During interaction with staff, Div Com was advised that scanning, preserving tax documents, entering data from latest Jamabandi and updating with latest transfer records, in addition to scanning maps with the latest data, are underway in the complex.
He hoped that computerization would ensure better management of land records, minimize land disputes, and improve the overall land record keeping system in UT.