e-swathu facilities to come to doorsteps

The district administration is all set to take the ‘e-swathu’ and ‘e-khata’ facilities to the doorsteps of beneficiaries.

Udupi Deputy Commissioner Priyanka Mary Francis told DH that henceforth the title deeds under 94C and 94CC of Land Revenue Act will be given along with the documents.

She said the e-swathu documents will be given by gram panchayat while e-khata will be given by urban local bodies without the applicant approaching the offices concerned. “It is a step to reduce inconveniences to the people,” she said.  

The district administration will work on the facility from November 21.

Udupi is the first district to adopt the programme at grass-root level. The beneficiary, who is totally ignorant about the e-swathu and e-khata facilities, will only be satisfied with the title deeds that are offered. Generally, the duration for all the documents to be made available to the beneficiary takes not less than one year.

The advantage with the new system is that the beneficiary will receive documents within 45 days. The documents will be helpful for the beneficiaries to avail loan and other facilities which is produced along with Aadhar card. The on-spot provision will be introduced in Kundapur followed by Karkala.

As many as 116 title deeds are made available in Kundapur and another 54 in Karkala. The e-swathu and e-khata will be opened once the beneficiary receives the title deeds, she added.

The nominal fee to be paid is Rs 100 to the respective gram panchayats or urban local bodies. Once the title deeds are offered, the RTC is entered.

Following which the title deeds, RTC and sketch will be immediately sent to the gram panchayat or the urban local body to which the beneficiary belongs.

The copies of the documents are updated online and the initial process is carried out. After the process of online updating, the respective gram panchayat or the urban local body will dispatch the documents to the beneficiary through bill collector or tax inspector to the door step.

The beneficiaries will claim the documents only when required and hence it might take years together to get the documents.

Francis said that as the administration itself is offering the documents with the title deeds, the beneficiaries will have an easy access to the documents, she added.

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