PM Hasina: government tried to bring land services on people’s doorstep

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurates Bhumi Bhaban, upazila and union buildings, online development tax payment system and land information bank by virtually joining an event in Dhaka Wednesday, September 8, 2021 PID

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Wednesday inaugurated “Bhumi Bhaban” in the Tejgaon district of the capital

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Wednesday that his government had tried to put land services in the hands of the people in order to reduce their suffering and harassment through the digitization of the land management system.

“People shouldn’t be harassed; people should not be subjected to suffering; instead we wanted to make arrangements to put the land services in their hands, keeping in mind that they (people) are not needed to go door to door for that, “she said. .

She said this during the inauguration of Bhumi Bhaban (land construction) and other development activities as the main guest.

Reaching virtually from her official residence in Ganabhaban, the prime minister said more digital technologies were being used in all areas of the land service, including online Khatian collection, inheritance calculators and online databases, to ensure a “land service at hand”.

“Our goal is to lead a one hundred percent electronic mutation process and fully digitize Bangladesh’s land management system,” she said.

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Under the chairmanship of Minister of Lands Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, Secretary of Lands, Md Mustafizur Rahman, delivered the welcoming speech.

The Ministry of Territory organized the opening ceremony for the office buildings of Bhumi Bhaban, upazila and Union Land, the online payment system for the land use tax and the land database. in the Osmani Memorial Auditorium in the capital.

Government officials at an event on Wednesday September 8, 2021 in which Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Bhumi Bhaban, upazila and union buildings, the online land development tax payment system and the bank of land information | PIDAt the start of the ceremony, two video documentaries – one on land management and reform directed by Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman as well as the digitization of land documents by the current government and another on newly constructed buildings and activities of development – were screened. to function.

The newly constructed Bhumi Bhaban in the capital’s Tejgaon region is expected to be a “one-stop-shop” hub for land-related services.

To facilitate hassle-free services to people, all land-related offices will now be housed under the roof of this Bhaban.

Earlier, on September 18, 2014, during his visit to the Ministry of Lands, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina called on all relevant departments and agencies to come together under one roof and take steps to provide a one-stop-shop for the population.

To comply with its guidelines, an initiative was taken to build a building complex at a cost of Tk 184 crore to house all offices and agencies under the Ministry of Lands.

The Land Reform Council, Land Appeal Board, and Land Records and Surveys Department under the Ministry of Lands were located in different locations in Dhaka City.

Now, the newly constructed 13-story building with two basements and 32,200 square meters of space will be the home of these offices to facilitate the process of land-related services.

A day care center has also been set up at the Bhumi Bhaban complex for the comfort of working women. In addition, the building is equipped with a sewage treatment plant system.

In addition, a Bangabandhu Corner and a fresco of the Father of the Nation Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman have been installed in the complex.

Gregory M. Roy