June 26, 2019, Kathmandu, Nepal
The LRIMS (Land Records Information Management System) will first be implemented at the Land Revenue Office (LRO) in Kalanki. Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation Padma Kumari Aryal declared the land revenue office at Kalanki as an exemplary department. PM Oli was asked to visit the interior of the office before delivering his speech. During his inspired speech, he mentioned that he was motivated by the development he saw.
Aryal said that those who aren’t willing to work in the office after the digitalization procedure could submit their names to get a transfer. She urged the employees not to create any obstruction in the operation of the office. Aryal says that the digitalization of older data and records will take some time.
She said that although the central government doesn’t need to look after the offices of local levels, a degree of interest from the central government is necessary for the proper growth of these offices. Procedures to transform Sankhu office into the digital platform has also started.
One hundred thirty-one land revenue offices in Nepal will be digitalized within two years as per the preparations made by the ministry.
How does the operation take place?
Both the seller and buyer of house/land can make their user id with password.
For an individual, he/she needs to visit the website of the office and fill in name, citizenship number, address, passport number, birthdate, revenue bill, and other credentials to get the user id.
For an organization, they need to fill p name, registration number, certificates, starting date of the organization, tax clearance papers, valuation papers, educational documents to get the user id.
Online read/write service:
Citizens looking to buy land can complete this process online. They need to fill up a form with public access according to the landowner’s citizenship.
They need to fill up the credentials for the landowner. Once the records are found, then the blueprint’s land-number must be filled out. Then an OTP will be sent to the registered mobile number.
By knowing the steps, the users can complete the whole process by themselves. In case of any necessary assistance, the service center will provide help.
Land Map can be viewed online:
After the completion of all these processes, users can view the map online. With the data collected from the landowner, the field’s data can be displayed. Reservation for the land, boundary information can be considered easily using this service.
Transparency in operation:
All the information about the transactions of the individual can be viewed digitally that provides a clear idea about their history. An annual transaction can be tracked online so that there is no chance of tax evasion.
There are no closed doors in the office that provides easy access to procedures taking place in the office. No employee can perform any illegal acts due to this reason. The office is of 3 stories and is made in such a way that all works being performed can be easily supervised. The department believes that open offices will reduce the corruption rate in the land revenue sector.
Safety of documents:
Digitally stored data are safe from physical damage. The paper-based system used to have cases where many files went missing from the office. But, the system currently in use will have the protection of these valuable data, and so no data will be lost.