Srinagar, June 22 (GNS): The District Administration, Srinagar has initiated an ambitious project for establishment of 10 Model Revenue Offices aimed at hassle-free delivery of revenue related services across the district. The project is aimed to be completed within a period of 2 months.
Deputy Commissioner, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary inspected the sites in Tehsils Panthachowk, Chanpora, South, Shalteng, Eidgah and Khanyar along with officers from PWD and Planning. Work has been started at 6 locations and likely to start on remaining 4 locations later this week.
The buildings for these offices have been planned to be constructed in a short span of time. Meanwhile, the software for various revenue related services has been developed by the district administration through National Informatics Centre. A test of software was conducted. Citizens will have the option for applying for services online or fixing appointment with revenue officers for various services including revenue extracts, income certificate, caste certificate, domicile certificate and other revenue related matters .
The model Revenue Offices are being constructed for Niabats including Kothibagh/Gogjibagh, Chhatabal, Lawaypora, Batamaloo, Zainakote, Sanat Nagar, Nowgam, Khanyar, Buchwara and Khonmoh in Phase-I. Meanwhile, two additional sites at Eidgah Tehsil are also under survey.
District Administration had earlier ordered shifting of various Niabats to respective areas from Tehsil headquarters for public convenience. Land has been allotted for 7 such Niabat offices and construction is likely to start next month for such Niabats. More than 25 revenue offices are being modernised under the initiative including 10 model revenue offices, 7 new Niabat buildings and upgradation of existing offices in some cases.
Public Works Department has initiated the construction at various locations using pre-engineered technology for a cost-effective and quality construction in shortest possible time. SE PWD has been designated as nodal officer for the project while Tehsildars have handed over land for construction where work has been started .
The DC asked Executive Engineers and Tehsildars for fast-track completion of buildings for early establishment of offices, training of revenue staff in software scheduled to begin next week, and provision of model supporting infrastructure in offices. All the offices are being also equipped with Video-Conference facility and IT labs apart from record rooms and public waiting areas. (GNS)