Mobile App to Aid Revenue Officers in UP

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Technology has the power to reach even the far-fetched areas. If we speak about mobile, it can be termed as a wireless bridge between the vast landscape, we call ‘India’.

If we look back at the last 2 to 3 years, the mobile app culture has been the center of all attractions. Major developments have been taking place in the mobile app development ecosystem. Along with the metros, the tier II and tier III towns and cities are also looking to grab their share of the technology boom. The Indian telecommunication network is the second largest in the whole world. By the end of 2020, India would be on the top of the pile in terms of telecommunications. The country is divided into multiple zones, called circles (roughly along state boundaries). The government and several private players run local and long distance telephone services. Competition has caused prices to drop and calls across India are one of the cheapest in the world. Metros like Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata & Bengaluru have been setting up various centers to propel excellency in mobile telecommunications. What about states like Uttar Pradesh? Being such a vast state, it puts forth various challenges as well it has ample opportunity for expansion. According to a report by IAMAI, the number of app downloads is expected to rise up to $310 billion by 2016. In order to attain this huge number, various states across the country would be embracing the app culture. Looking at the latest developments in Uttar Pradesh, it seems that things are moving in the right direction. The Uttar Pradesh government has announced that it will be soon launching a mobile application to target the rural population in the state. The Android based mobile application would be designed to provide a hassle-free solution to rural population. It will allow users to access over 7 Lac pending revenue cases laying stagnant in 1600+ revenue courts across the state. The mobile application is being designed with the help of NIC. The state government has also zeroed in on a name for the application. It would be labelled ‘Revenue Court Computerized Management System (RCCMS)’ & would be largely beneficial to the revenue offices. The application, which can be downloaded from the address, would provide search for cases on the basis of year, case number, date of filing of case, date of listing of case and details of petitioner or respondent’s name.

The government also declared February 11th as ‘Rajasva Diwas’ (Revenue Day). The state government is also looking to implement a new revenue code in order to eradicate 39 different revenue related acts like Land Revenue Act 1901, Zamindari Abolition and more. The state government has also planned to felicitate 18 district magistrates, 18 sub-divisional magistrates and 18 tehsildars, who have performed exceptionally well in their respective divisions. Speaking about the initiative, Anil Kumar Gupta, Chairman of UP Revenue Board, said, “Revenue offices are the backbone of all departments at the grassroots level as they handle all the burden of the district. Thus, all these initiatives would not only reduce that burden, but also help the public, which had to visit revenue courts just to get the details of their cases.”


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