Technology to help improve government services: Pinarayi
The state government is implementing several technology-assisted projects to improve public access to government services, Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said.
To this end, around 700 services from different departments are now available online. It was inaugurating the state-level launch of the Aadhar-based Unique Thadaper System (UTS), which will provide a unique identification number to all landowners, here on Monday.
He said the government aims to make land related services transparent and easier with the implementation of the system. Even small changes in the operation of the revenue department will be reflected in a major way among the public. Therefore, the revitalization of the department and the implementation of new projects is one of the main programs of the government. The difficulties the public faces in obtaining sufficient land documents must end. The land transfer process has now been moved online to end the long backlog in such applications, Mr Vijayan said.
The Chief Minister said the government is now trying to ease the process of obtaining land documents through similar interventions. Those who do not have sufficient land documents even after owning their land for decades will be identified. These discussions had led to the idea of Unique Thandapper, which prevents fraud and discrepancies. A UTS implementation module has been developed in the Tax Revenue Land Information System. Measures have been taken to make biometric readers available in all village offices. The public can link their Thandapper to Aadhar online or directly at the village office. The unique Thandapper number will be assigned once the respective Village Officer approves the application.
Once this system is in place, a person can access details regarding the land using this unique number from any village office in the state. The government can also effectively identify those who hold land above the allowable cap. Disbursement of crop insurance and agricultural subsidies can be done without much hassle. Details regarding property and tax receipts can be stored in the digilocker.
Revenue Minister K.Rajan, who presided over the ceremony, said the statewide digital resurvey will be completed within four years.