Big Legal And Ease Of Doing Business Reforms At Work, Govt Plans To Link E-Courts With Land Records Across CountryPrime Minister Narendra Modi, and Law and Justice Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad.

Having already completed a pilot project in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, the Government plans to link the e-courts with land records and registration databases across the country, reports The Economic Times.

The manifestation of the plan will help bonafide buyers know if a land they plan to buy is under legal dispute. The Government thinks that this will reduce dubious transactions, bring down clogging of the court's system, and help in dispute containment.

In this direction, the Department of Justice (DoJ) at the Union Ministry of Law has requested the Registrar Generals of all the High Courts to provide clearance to State Governments to integrate land records and registration database with e-Courts and National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG) for speedy disposal of property disputes.

DoJ's letter also emphasised that registering property efficiently and transparently is one of the parameters evaluated by the World Bank for assessing the performance of 190 global economies on the Ease of Doing Business (EoDB) Index.

DoJ added that the Department of Land Resources (DoLR), the nodal department responsible for registering property index, has earned only 3.5 marks against a total weightage of 13 marks for the quality of the Land Administration Index.

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