The Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT) Administration has accelerated work on computerisation of land revenue record in the rural areas of the capital and plans to complete it by December 2015.
According to an ICT official, the progress of computerisation was reviewed on Saturday during a meeting of the project steering committee that was chaired by ICT Development Finance Director Mushtaq Ahmed and attended by other officials.
It was noted that the administration had missed the target of June 30 this year, to complete the computerisation of land records in the federal capital. The project started in 2009 and the administration was supposed to initially complete it by June 30, 2013.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Revenue Farasat Ali Khan informed the meeting that records of 26 revenue estates had been verified and computerised. Moreover, Khan informed participants that data entries of 50 revenue estates had been completed and their computerisation was in progress.
The official further said that scanning and indexing of 112 villages of ICT had also been completed, adding that PC-1 of the project was revised, which was based upon the existing model of the land record project. Khan said the PC-1 had been submitted to the Planning Commission for approval.
According to the revised PC-1, the project is to be completed by December 2015. The committee also decided to expedite the hiring of computer staff.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2014.
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