To facilitate land registration, government plans to link electronic courts to land registers

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Seeking to help bona fide buyers know whether the land they are considering buying is in dispute, the government plans to link electronic courts with land registers and registration. The government believes that in the long run, this will reduce questionable transactions, help contain disputes and also reduce congestion in the court system.

The pilot project on Linking E-Court with Land Registers and Registration Database has been successfully completed in Maharashtra with Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and will soon be launched nationwide.

The Department of Justice of the Ministry of Justice has asked the Registrars General of all high courts to authorize state governments to integrate land registers and registration database with electronic courts and the Grid. National Forensic Data (NJDG) for prompt resolution of property disputes.

Eight high courts have so far responded. These are Tripura, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Nagaland and Himachal Pradesh.

“In this regard, it will be appreciated if you could facilitate swift action on your part by providing the state government with the necessary permissions to enable the nationwide launch of the e-court linkage with land registers and the registration database as well as other related tasks, ”says the letter from the Ministry of Justice sent in April this year.

He observed that registering property in a simple and transparent manner is one of the parameters evaluated by the World Bank to assess the performance of 190 global economies on the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) index.

The Land Resources Department (DoLR) is the nodal department responsible for registering the property index and scored just 3.5 points against a total weighting of 13 points for the quality of the administration index. land, he noted.

“To facilitate the registration of land properties and the creation of an enabling ecosystem, a committee has been set up with the electronic committee of the Supreme Court to link the electronic courts to the land registers and the registration database. .

“The logic behind this is that if the legal status of a piece of land / land is correctly entered and made available on the public domain, this would transparently guide a bona fide buyer when registering a deed of sale. as to whether the title to the land in question is contested or not, “the letter said.

The eCourts project is implemented in district and subordinate courts across the country with the aim of providing designated services to litigants, lawyers and the judiciary through the universal computerization of district and subordinate courts.

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