Pune, 20th January 2024: In a significant move towards transparency and accessibility, the Land Records Department of Maharashtra has digitized and made available old land records to citizens through its website. This initiative comes under the National Land Records Modernization Programme, aimed at computerizing land records in the state.
As part of this program, a decision was made to scan and upload old records, providing citizens with easy access to crucial information before purchasing land. The scanning process for all tehsils, land records, and city land survey offices in the remaining 35 districts (excluding Mumbai city) is in its final stages.
Currently, the scanning of old records for 22 districts has been successfully completed and is now accessible on the official website. The uploaded records include Seventeen Extracts, Old Modification Register, Current Account Statement, Remarks, Balance Sheet, Scheme Sheet, Old Property Sheet, and Inquiry Register etc.
Interested people can view the unregistered records on https://aapleabhilekh.mahabhumi.gov.in/erecords.
Sarita Narake, the in-charge Additional Jamabandi Commissioner and Additional Director, highlighted this development, emphasizing the department’s commitment to facilitating citizens’ access to essential land-related information. This initiative aims to streamline the process of obtaining critical documents like changes, satbara, and account statements, reducing the likelihood of legal battles over land ownership.