Guwahati: Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Sunday that the first phase of ‘Mission Basundhara,’ an effort to provide time-bound services under the revenue department, has recorded a high application disposal rate.
Chief Minister Sarma lauded the efforts of every individual who were either directly or indirectly associated with the execution of the scheme.
He said, “I would like to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to everybody whose contribution in their respective capacity led to the successful execution of what once seemed to be an insurmountable task to many when it was initially launched on October 2 last year.
What we achieved in such a short period of time will be remembered as one of the landmarks and a milestone in the history of public service delivery, CM added.
The Chief Minister stated, “We must always work in this spirit so that we may bring public services to the doorsteps of the ordinary man,” urging all those present to build a work culture free of bureaucratic bottlenecks and red tapism.
All 8,13,981 applications received under Mission Basundhara have been disposed of, with the last case of Basanti Das (of North Guwahati) being resolved today. She had been running from pillar to post for the past 18 years for resolution of her application prior to the introduction of this scheme.
We all know that some land-related issues are very complex in nature and therefore not all the applications received could be resolved in this phase of the mission (Basundhara). Therefore, within the next few months, we will once again upload those unresolved cases on the Mission Basundhara portal and see if there are ways through which we can bring a conclusion to some of them, if not all, Sarma said, referring to the unresolved cases under the scheme.
In Kamrup Metro and Kamrup district, CM also introduced the Composite Land Transfer Service, which aims to resolve no objection certificates (NOCs), registration, mutation, and partition of land. According to the Chief Minister, this will be extended to additional districts in the future.
Meanwhile, Sarma also launched the project to conduct a complete survey of 1,074 non-cadastral villages across the state’s several districts.
The Chief Minister also declared the second chapter of Mission Basundara will formally be launched on coming October 2 and that the ambit of this phase will be limited to indigenous population and that land under occupation of doubtful citizens and under encroachment wont be covered.