About Land Records Computerisation in Imphal East District.
response to an instruction from the Govt. of Manipur and District
Administration of Imphal East District, NIC, Imphal East District Centre
started data entry work from the month of June 2002 through a Computer
Software called “LOUCHA PATHAP” developed by a team of NIC, Manipur. It is
a replicate model of BHOOMI Software of Karnataka State. Data entry work
for 8 SDC Circles out of 9 SDC Circles has been completed. Data Entry work
of the remaining SDC Circles i.e. SDC, Jiribam Circle was unable to do due
to survey work is going on at the Directorate of Settlement and Land
Records. A total of 1,30,622 records for 198 villages out of 235 villages
in Imphal East District have been entered and data validation for 128
villages have been completed.
The existing progress shows that Manipur will be the first State among the
States of North East India to computerise her Land Records and Imphal East
District will be the first District to Computerise its land records.
In other States, huge amount of money were expend for data entry work. But
in this State data entry work was done by the officials of Revenue
Department without spending any Government fund.
The existing progress of the Computerisation of Land Records in Imphal
East District is due to hectic efforts and devotional work of the District
Administration of Imphal East District.
POROMPAT SDC CIRCLE :-
No. of Village
No. of Village DATA entry Completed
Total No. of Records/Dag entered
No. of village Data validation completed
Drawback of the
Existing Manual system:
The existing system is
The issue of Land Records
depends on the availability, mood and interest of the officials.
The individual is
demanded for extra money; some times by officials.
The manually written Land
Record may not be legible.
Land Records Books are
not maintained properly.
It takes long time and
very difficult for preparation of report regarding crop details, revenue
collection statement of a particular year/years, irrigation details,
liabilities, change in ownership etc. that happened through mutations.
No quicker analysis for
decision making or planning is possible.
Manual system is a low
cost and slow delivery system.
There is least
possibility of checking large and voluminous Land Records by Officers like
DC/SDO/SDC. Taking this advantage, there are possibility of tempering the
land Records at the lower level officials and there is a high chance to
make fake patta.
Highlights of LOUCHA
Land owner can collect
his land records within a couple of minutes at the “Land Record Computer
Centre” without any hassle or delay.
Daily backup of records
for safe custody and free from theft, loss, fire, flood etc.
Land owner can see his
land records documents without any help of revenue officials on “Touch
Screen KIOSK”, set up at the entrance of SDC Circle Office. This brings
total transparency in Land Records administration.
“LOUCHA PATHAP” software
will record name of the officer, date and timings whenever a record is
Uses of Biometrics
authentication system for updation of records have freed from land owners
from the worry of probable manipulation of their records by some
The new system will help
in monitoring the Government land from encroachments.
The new system will also
help to produce various reports.
The process of mutation
will fully get synchronized with the fieldwork done by the revenue
As a part of this new
system, the mutation order shall also be scanned and copied in Computers
to take care of non-repudiation.
Fully online system to
carry out mutation on land records data.
Web-based enable system for the Computerisation of Land Records in
NIC, Imphal East District Centre has developed a Web-based Information
System for Land Records of Imphal East District.
The main objective of the Web-based information System is to keep the land
records in public domain. Any Records can be viewed through KIOSK
system and INTERNET through any Cyber Cafe without anybody
intervention or help. Any complaint from land owner may also be sent
through INTERNET Services such as e-mail. The system will also bring total
transparency on Land Records Administration in Manipur.
Systems to be installed:
Computer System(only one Client has been installed)
Two Dot Matrix
Printers (only one Printer has been installed).
System (not yet installed)
One CD Writer
One heavy Duty
and high speed Scanner (installed)
Maintenance of Land Records Computer Room:
expenditure for the maintenance of the Computer Room shall be required
after implementation of this scheme. The scheme was designed not only self
sustaining but also recover the capital expenditure by way collecting user
charges of Rs. 15/- for every transaction.
It is a fact that the Government of Karnataka earned approximately Rs.
9.00 crores to Rs. 10.00 crores through BHOOMI though the total
expenditure of this scheme was Rs. 25.00 crores only.
The IT infrastructure installed at the Computer Centre is the property of
Government of Manipur and maintenance of the infrastructure will be done
by the custodian of the Computer Centre i.e Sub-Divisional
Officer/Sub-Deputy Collector wherever the Computer Centres are set up.
NIC is responsible for the maintenance of the
Loucha Pathap Software
and any modifications as required by the Govt. of Manipur, if any.
Sufficient number of training to Revenue Staff shall be conducted so as to
enable them to handle the system independently.
If the Computerisation of Land Records is implemented in Manipur State,
the security of data and transparency to the land owners would be a
welcoming step. Not only this, there will be a good contribution in State