J&K launches National Generic Document Registration System

Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir Manoj Sinha has launched the National Generic Document Registration System for the region on September 18, 2020.  This is an online registration system for transactions in purchase or sale of land.

National Generic Document Registration System

  • The system has been generated by the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
  • The registration system was developed under Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme.
  • It will address the diversity and variations prevailing across the union territory in the context of formats, languages, processes and formulae.
  • This system will enable access to the information from anywhere.
  •  Data of the system would be available to both  the Enforcement Agencies and to common man.
  • Earlier, this system has been adopted in three states including the Punjab Rajasthan and Maharashtra.
  •  Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Goa, Mizoram, Manipur, Bihar and  Jharkhand have also agreed to launch the system.

Digital India land records modernization programme

This programme is aimed at digitising maps integrated data and carrying out survey in order to update records using the new techniques such as Geographic information system (GIS)  mapping. The programme emphasises more on to establish conclusive ownership using biometric identification and blockchain Technology. The programme is centrally funded and was launched in 2016. The primary aim of the program is to create error-free land records and to enable easy access to information.

As per the provisions of Article 35A, that was added to the constitution through a Presidential order under the provisions of Article 370,  citizens from other states could not buy or sell land in the territory. Now both the articles have been done away with. So the Government of India is integrating Jammu and Kashmir with the National Generic Document Registration System that works on the principle of “One Nation One Software.”