Linkage of e-Court with Land Records / Registration Data base

    Court cases pertaining to Land disputes form a significant proportion of litigation, and affect a large volume of people. The land records digitisation initiative, the ‘Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme’(DILRMP) aims to move towards ‘conclusive titling’, a scheme by which the proof of property ownership would be held in records maintained by the government, who would guarantee its authenticity. The unified records of transactions registered with the Registration Department, spatial records held by the Survey and Settlement Department, and Records of Rights and other documents held by the Revenue Department is being linked with judiciary or e-court system to substantiate free of encumbrance land title. The objective of Linkage of e-Court with Land Record and Registration data base is to make authentic first-hand information available to the Courts resulting in speedy disposal of cases and ultimately, reduction in land disputes.
    The benefits inter alia include:

    • The court will have first-hand information on substantive and authentic evidence of Record of Rights, Cadastral map including Geo referenced and legacy data.
    • The information will be advantageous to a great extent to the courts in deciding admission as well as disposal of the disputes
    • Courts will be able to easily know whether any case relating to a particular property is pending in any court (though an affidavit is given by the petitioner to this effect
    • Reduce quantum of land disputes
    • Prospectors will know the disputes status in respect of a property to enable them to take an informed decision after considering risk factor in transacting such property
    • Litigants will have access of status of the case online in place of visiting courts/ lawyers
    • The system will lead to ease of doing business and promote ease of living.

    Pilot test for linking of e-Courts with land record and registration data base was undertaken successfully in three States namely, Haryana, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh in association with Department of Justice.

    Till now 26 States/UTs have received necessary clearances from the concerned High Courts for integration of e-courts Application Software with the land records application software and registration database.

    These States/UTs are Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chandigarh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal.