J-K govt seeks inputs for implementing Unique Identification Number for landholdings

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Srinagar: The Jammu and Kashmir government has sought suggestions from its officers for implementation of unique land parcel identification number (ULPIN) in the region.

Documents reveal that Divisional Commissioner Kashmir’s office has written to Director Land Records Kashmir, seeking his inputs/ suggestion for implementation of ULPIN in J-K .

“I am directed to request you to kindly look into the matter and furnish your valuable suggestions/inputs for implementation of the ULPIN in the UT of J-K directly to the Financial Commissioner, Revenue, J-K Govt under an intimation to this office,” reads the letter written by Assistant Commissioner(Central) Kashmir.

The development comes after Financial Commissioner; Revenue wrote to both divisional commissioners in July this year seeking their inputs for implementation of ULPIN in J-K following Centre’s missive to all states/Union Territories to identify the districts for pilot projects in consultation with their respective State NIC.

Under the project, a unique identification number is assigned to all surveyed landholdings. The idea behind ULPIN is to put an end to fraudulent land and increase transparency.

The unique number will have ownership details of the plot besides its size and longitudinal and latitudinal details.

The department of land resources, under the ministry of rural development, had roll-out the pilot project in the six states in September 2019—(KNO)

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