Drive to systematise record rooms commences in DK

In Mangalore taluk office 5 lakh documents needs to be reorganised

 
V Ponnuraj Addressing a news conference on Monday, Deputy Commissioner V Ponnuraj said that the process of reorganising the records, which were left in a disarray state over several years was started in Mangalore taluk office, AC office and DC office on Monday and will be continued even on Tuesday, due to which general public will face inconvenience as no Village Accountants, Revenue Inspectors and Deputy Tahshildars will be available. The drive will be conducted in about 10 to 15 days again.

He said that Mangalore taluk alone has a massive 5 lakh documents to be reorganised and on Monday about 180 VAs, Revenue Inspectors and Deputy Tahshildars took part in setting the documents in a systematic manner so that referring to these documents becomes easier. The documents were set hobli-wise, with proper indexing of survey numbers, years and other details.

“At present getting certificate copy of any land takes about 1 month. This is due to the unscientific manner in which the documents have been kept. It is learnt that the documents were managed in a very scientific and easy way to refer method by the British i.e, keeping documents in categories with each document having a unique place allotted to it. With reorganisation of documents getting a copy will be a process of 15 minutes.There are lot of old documents, which need to be weeded out. Over two days, we aim to complete about 5 per cent work,” said DC and added that since it takes lot of work to refer to each document and make categories completing more than 5 per cent will be a challenge.      

He informed that however the reorganisation works has been going on since few months under Additional Deputy Commissioner Prabhakar Sharma’s supervision, guidance and interest. About 40 per cent work has been completed in Puttur taluk, 20 per cent in Bantwal, 15 to 20 per cent in Belthangady, 30 to 40 per cent in Sullia, where documents are comparatively lesser.

He said that government is also contemplating to digitalise the entire document so that work becomes all the more easier.

With regard to Asian Forest ship, which capsized recently, DC said that the shipping company has  not been taking adequate steps to avert oil leakage from the wreckage.
He said that the issue has been brought o the notice of DG Shipping. Though divers were brought to take steps to avert oil leakage, they could not reach to the spot as they were not professionals, DC said.

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