Chandigarh, November 30, 2017: Aiming promotion of public interest and transparency in the proceedings of revenue courts, Punjab Revenue Department has initiated online ‘Revenue Court Management System’. In the first phase of the process vital information pertaining to revenue courts such as displaying of cause list, hearing dates, other proceedings and the final judgments pronounced by the court can be viewed online, informed Mrs.Vini Mahajan Financial Commissioner Revenue (FCR) Punjab.
Giving details, the FCR informed that in order to save time and money of people and prevent public harassment, the information pertaining to the cause lists, the intermediary orders and the final orders is being displayed on the official website of the department (punjab revenue.nic.in). She said that online Revenue Court management System has been introduced in the courts of all the Financial Commissioners (FCs) and the Divisional commissioners. Soon the process would cover the offices of all the Deputy Commissioners, Sub Divisional Magistrates. District Revenue Officers, Tehsildars and Naib Tehsildars. She added that it's just the beginning of the process and the department aims at a full-fledged online Revenue Court Management portal. The process is on with the support of NIC and it will be developed very soon. This portal will facilitate e- filing, generating notices to the appellants and respondents i.e the summoning process, the interim orders and adjournments, generation of cause lists, case status and final judgment of the case and SMS alerts to the stakeholders about the case status as well as the next hearing date. This will save the litigants and the other beneficiaries from going rounds for information and status of the cases, said she.
Informing about the future plans of the department, the FCR informed that the State Government seeks to facilitate complete transparency in land records so in near future the Revenue Courts would be integrated with the Land Records, whereby litigation pertaining to property will be displayed in the land record and the buyer will become automatically aware of the dispute related to the concerned property.