In just one day, 15 land record officers survey 771 properties

Updated: Jul 24, 2014, 09:25 IST | Priyankka Deshpande

The work, which usually takes three months to complete with a team of four people on the job, was completed in a day

To avoid any ambiguity in the land records system, the district land record department is leaving no stone unturned in getting their records of open spaces right. After months of planning, 15 officers from the district land record department surveyed as many as 771 properties in Mavdi Kade Pathar village in Purandar taluka, in just one day.

All in a day’s work: Villagers were informed of the visit by the district land record department and were told to keep their property documents ready

The inquiry of properties in one village usually takes around three months with a staff of four working on it. However, these 15 officers with advanced planning got this huge task done in a day.

“It was the third successful attempt to complete the inquiry work of properties in a day’s time. Earlier, a team of women employees in our department finished the job in Phulgaon and Dongargaon in one day,” said the superintendent of the district land record department, Kishor Tawarej. The inquiries done on the properties are essential in determining the owner of the open spaces.

Tawarej said that his team pre-planned the entire process and told the villagers to keep all the documents related their properties ready including the 7.12 extract, so that the work could be done in a timely and orgainsed manner.

The 7.12 extract is a document from the land register of any district in Maharashtra, which gives complete information about a certain piece of land. “The completion of inquiry work in a day not only saved our time but also gave a relief to the villagers, as the delay in inquiry can cause tension between the villagers, since the chances of claiming fake ownership of open spaces
have increased,” added Tawarej.

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