However, to run these new buildings up to their capacity, the CLRCs require more staff, he said and added that the provincial government had already been requested
to provide more staff to the CLRCs of Gujrat district.
The arrested officials were accused of inserting a mutation of 800 kanals owned by a former legislator from the area after his death, however the CLRCs staff association said that in fact the official who had tampered with the record had already fled abroad.
But everyone in the department knew that the exact cause of the mutation was a fault in the software, yet the higher authorities were not interested in looking for a solution and CLRCs officials were being made scapegoats.
Gujrat Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Ali Randhawa said initially the PLRA had established three CLRCs at tehsil headquarter level in Gujrat, Kharian and Sara-i-Alamgir a few years ago but the centres had witnessed a record rush of the clients for the last almost one year due to which the authority had been requested to widen its scope by establishing [at least] booth centres in semi-urban and semi-rural areas.
He said fard booth for Jalalpur Jattan had also been approved and it would become functional within a few weeks whereas two buildings were being constructed in Gujrat and Kharian for CLRCs that would be shifted from the existing makeshift buildings.
He said establishing CLRCs
at the union council level would save people from travelling to tehsil level record centers.
He said the standard operation procedures had also not been conveyed to CLRCs
, those wanted to using express services, would need to appointment online and a service center official would be dedicated for such visitors.
FAISALABAD -- In her fifties, a woman with an envelop carrying some documents in her hands stands at the entrance of the local Computerised Land Record Centre, cursing the staff who she says refused to issue her a token even on 11am, while the CLRC
remains open till 4pm.
All assistant commissioners in the province had been directed to select locations at UC, Qanoongo or town level in coordination with the CLRCs
staff in the respective tehsil.
The participants in the PLRA's board meeting were told [by the DG] that work on the establishment of the waiting areas outside the CLRCs
had been accelerated which would complete by the end of January.
After the letter was issued, services at most of the CLRCs
linked to the centralised system of Punjab Land Record Authority (PLRA) remained suspended from Wednesday to mid Thursday however the PLRA resolved the issue through a makeshift arrangement with the BoP.