The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike’s (BBMP) pilot challenge to digitise property paperwork has been carried out efficiently in three wards. The civic physique is about to lengthen the E-Aasthi challenge to all the wards in the three core zones – South, East and West.
The goal of the challenge, taken up first in Shantalanagar, Neelasandra and Shanthinagar wards in the East zone, is to sanitise income data, convey in transparency and accountability, other than stamping out unlawful transactions and slicing out middlemen.
Confirming the event, BBMP’s Special Commissioner (Revenue) S. Basavaraj instructed The Hindu that by August 15, the challenge will be rolled out in the remaining 41 wards in the East zone. It would take one other month to implement it in the remaining 56 wards in the South and West zone.
The civic physique is in the method of procuring a software program licence from a multi-national firm for the challenge. “The E-Aasthi software was initially developed by the National Informatics Centre for all urban local bodies. It was later customised for BBMP with help from Directorate of Municipal Administration and State Data Centre. The licence is essential to extend the project to the 100 wards in the core zones,” he defined.
With the implementation of the brand new system, updating completely different property transactions, corresponding to sale, inheritance, partition, reward, will, land acquisition, khata amalgamation/ bifurcation can be achieved simply, with out having to go to the BBMP workplaces. While the sooner khata certificates and extract had 18 varieties of data, the brand new khatas may have 46 varieties of data, other than digital signatures and be DigiLocker enabled.
Mr. Basavaraj mentioned that since it’s an end-to-end app, the E-Aasthi system was linked to not solely property tax data underneath GIS-enabled Property Tax Information System (GEPTIS), but additionally to the Kaveri system of the Department of Stamps and Registration. The new system is a win-win for residents and BBMP, he added.