The Cabinet has approved a proposal of online land registration and mutation process in a bid to remove complexities regarding the mutation process and thus reduce the sufferings of people.
From now on, mutation will automatically be completed online within eight days of land registration.
Generally, land registration is done by offices of sub-registrar and AC land. In this process, land registration and mutation used to be delayed due to lack of coordination.
The approval was given at the Cabinet meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, held at the Bangladesh Secretariat on Monday (November 9). She joined the meeting virtually from her official residence Ganabhaban.
Cabinet Secretary Khandker Anwarul Islam briefed reporters after the meeting.
“It’s a landmark decision. It’ll bring great relief for all, including investors and the general people of the country. It’ll reduce the sufferings of people, minimise time in mutation and lessen the backlog of land-related cases,” Anwarul said.
The cabinet secretary said lands are registered under the Law Ministry, while the mutation of lands is done under the Land Ministry. With the approval of the proposal, now there will be coordination between sub-registration offices and AC land offices.
He said the AC Land offices have an online database of some 4.30 crore records of rights and the sub-registration offices will have access to the database to verify the record of rights of a land before its registration.
The AC land offices will also know about the registration of a land automatically through software. Besides, the AC land office will get one manual copy of a land document (Dalil) following its registration.
“So, it’ll take maximum eight days for the AC (land) to complete the mutation of a land after registration,” said the cabinet secretary.
He added that the online service has already been introduced in 17 upazilas of the country.