Land service centres to be established

- Post Report, Kathmandu
Land Revenue Offices, private firms and individuals can set up such centres to provide online service to service seekers

Mar 31, 2016-The government has amended the land revenue regulation to allow the establishment of land service centres which will help the public to submit the required paperwork online.

Land Revenue Offices (LROs), private firms and individuals can set up such centres to provide online service to service seekers.

Private firms and individuals have to obtain a permit from LROs to set up such centres, according to the amended regulation.

The main task of such centres is to submit applications and forms to the LRO online on behalf of their clients, attach the necessary documents and provide prints of the submitted documents to them.

As per the regulation, the centres are required to provide information about land administration and tasks as specified by the Ministry of Land Reform and Management.

“The provision for such service centres has been made as the government has adopted an online land information system,” said Mohan Krishna Sapkota, secretary at the ministry. “The provision has been made as there is confusion about whether there will still be districts within the federal provinces after the new constitution is implemented.”

Prospective operators of such land service centres should have completed higher secondary school and a computer training course lasting six months in order to apply for a permit. 

They should also hold a permanent account number and possess the necessary infrastructure.

Institutional applicants should have staff with the aforementioned qualifications and skills besides the necessary infrastructure. Local government agencies can also provide this service, according to the regulation. 

A permit costs Rs3,000 for an individual and Rs5,000 for an institution. Likewise, individuals have to produce a bank guarantee in the amount of Rs50,000 and institutions a bank guarantee of Rs200,000. The LRO will then issue a user account to the land service centre.

The government implemented an online land information system from last year starting with the LRO in Kalanki, Kathmandu.

Published: 31-03-2016 08:25

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