- Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, the Union Minister for Rural Development, Panchayati Raj and Mines has inaugurated the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) in all sub-registrar offices in Andaman & Nicobar Islands from New Delhi through a Video-Conferencing.
- To aptly address the diversity and variations prevailing across the States on account of languages, processes, formulae and formats, the Department of Land Resources has developed a National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) through the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to include the requirements of all the States.
- As per the minister, this generic customizable software, when universally adopted in the Country, will enable ‘anywhere access’ to data and information to both the common man and the enforcement and regulatory agencies. The transparency will be promoted due to registration through digital means and people will get the benefits in a hassle-free manner.
About NGDRS system
- The NGDRS system has been piloted in 3 States (Punjab, Rajasthan, Maharashtra). 6 more states and UTs (Goa, A&N Islands, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Mizoram) are moving towards this system.
- Moreover, 5 states (HP, AP, MP, Kerala, Uttarakhand) have shown interest to adopt this common software (NIC has given them guidance and technical demos).
- The Department is presently focussing on implementation of NGDRS in these 14 States, to optimally use the available funds in a cost-effective, productive and time-bound manner.
Digital India Land Records Modernization Programme (DILRMP)
- With its priority to updated and error-free land records and easy access to information thereto, Government of India made the DILRMP into a cent per cent centrally-funded central sector scheme from 01st April 2016..