The LRMIS project was launched in 2009 and had to be completed by June 30, 2014.
When contacted, Assistant Commissioner Waqas Aslam Marth confirmed that due to a shortage of staff the residents were suffering at the LRMIS centre.
The AC said letters had been sent to the director general LRMIS for the posting of required staff.
With the inauguration of At LRMIS
service center, and more in pipeline in at least 11 districts of Punjab, customers will be offered to obtain fardmalkiyat and other relevant documents and details of a property within 30 minutes, that too without any mishandling at the hands of Patwaris.
According to the official sources of LRMIS
, the registration process was started on Sept 19 at all the land record centres working in 144 tehsils.
Project Management Unit (PMU) is always on front to provide relief to the people of the province after computerization of land record of 143 tehsils of 36 districts from the LRMIS
centres", he added.
Talking to reporter, LRMIS Deputy Director Maqbool Ahmed Dhawla said the new process would pave the way for ending disputes, unnecessary litigation, corruption and irregularities in matters relating to unmovable properties as well as ridding the people of 'patwari culture'.
Land record relating to almost 20 million land owners had been preserved by 8,000 Patwaris while only 3,000 officials at service centres of the LRMIS made this possible, he said and added that had 'patwar khana' been helping the people appropriately then there would have been no need to modify the system.
He said that an effective monitoring system has also been evolved with the help of modern technology through LRMIS
Addressing an official meeting along with DCO Zahoor Hussain, he said that Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was expected to inaugurate the project on September 1, and asked assistant commissioners, Incharge LRMIS centres and Patwaris to play their active role for completion of the modern land record management project.
He asked assistant commissioners and LRMIS centres incharges to ensure that all revenue officials including Patwaris attend office regularly.
The WB Mission endorsed the vision of Punjab Chief Minister that the LRMIS
(Land Record Management and Information System) would lead to beat corruption and promote transparency as well as facilitate the public.