Land mutation within 8 days of registration: Cabinet approves

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Published on November 10, 2020
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Land mutation would be done automatically within eight days of registration as the Cabinet today approved a proposal regarding its automation to remove all complexities and sufferings of people.

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina chaired the regular weekly Cabinet meeting at the secretariat joining virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.

“AC Land would complete mutation process automatically using software . . . maximum eight days have been given to complete the process,” said Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam while briefing the newsmen.

Mentioning this as a landmark decision, he said, “The online mutation process will reduce the hassle of people, time of mutation and backlog of land-related cases significantly.”

Anwarul said Sub-register will collect all information before completing land registration (Dalil) from AC Land office and at the same time AC Land would come to know about registration through interoperability software and then AC Land will complete the mutation.

“No separate application for mutation will be required,” he said, adding that “AC Land has no scope to keep it aside in this system.”

The cabinet secretary said at present land is registered under law ministry while the mutation of lands is done under land ministry. With the approval of the proposal, now there will be more coordination between the sub-registration offices and AC land offices, he said.

He said AC Land Offices have an online database of some 4.30 crore records of rights (RoR) and sub-registration offices will have access to the database to verify the RoR before completing any registration.

In addition, another project involving Taka 2,000 crore for sub-register offices is underway for archieving the documents, he added.

In the existing system, two documents (Dalil) are prepared but the Cabinet passed decision to prepare three dalils, said the cabinet secretary adding, of the three dalils, one will go to Sub-Register while another to the incumbent and the remaining one to AC Land.

He said the new system has already been introduced in 17 upazilas and hoped to make it available across the country in less than one year. “This system would reduce land related cases and anomalies significantly,” he added.

Besides, distribution of inheritance property and its mutation would also be done automatically as this feature has also been incorporated in this software, said Anwarul. He, however, said this feature would require another 5/6 months for activation.

The cabinet secretary said that Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has laid importance on ensuring the rights of transgender people to their inheritance property.

Besides, the meeting again put emphasis on use of mask to prevent coronavirus, he added.

Apart from the land registration, the meeting was also informed about Sustainable Development Goals: Bangladesh’s Progress Report-2020, establishment of regional office of Bangladesh Global Centre on Adaptation and foreign minister’s visit to Kuwait as the Prime Minister’s special envoy to express shock at the death of the country’s Amir Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah.