Assam wins national e-governance award

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 04, 2013 21:11 hrs

Assam’s Computerisation of Registration (Panjeeyan) Project has earned laurels for the state. The Project has won the prestigious Gold Icon National Award by the Union department of administrative reforms and public grievances for 2012-13.

The state-wide Computerisation of Registration (Panjeeyan) Project in Assam was implemented by the revenue and disaster management department with support of the finance department, under the Assam Governance and Public Resource Management Project (AGPRMP) funded by the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Under the Project, all 75 sub-registrar offices across the state have been computerised replacing the earlier manual system of maintaining records and registers. The registration process carried out in sub-registrar offices is a means of recording documents like sale deed, mortgage, agreement, lease deed, power of attorney, will, etc., as provided for in the Registration Act, 1908. It confers a legal status to the document and provides a measure of security to the transaction and minimises scope of disputes.

Process re-engineering through application of Information Technology (IT) has brought about a remarkable change in the service delivery system and improved efficiency in the offices by eliminating the need to manually create and then store physical registers and other records, said the award committee.

The Projects for Transformation of Mineral and Administration through e-governance of the government of Karnataka and Online Voting System (OVS) of the state Election Commission of Gujarat have been selected for the Silver and Bronze Icons respectively in the category of Excellence in Government Process Re-engineering.

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