The Unique Land Parcel Identification Number for all old and new plots in the state might be rolled out by July 15, provided the testing phase gets over as per plan.
Settlement commissioner NK Sudhanshu has said the state was conducting test by attributing random digits to the existing land records to check if the numbers were generated once a new mutation was done. Nearly 3 crore existing land parcels, including 2.62 crore 7X12 extracts and 60 lakh city survey property cards, have been allotted random numbers in the testing phase.
“If everything goes the way they should, the ULPIN (Unique Land Parcel Identification Number (ULPIN)) rollout should happen by July 15. The process would help identify every surveyed land parcel and prevent fraud. Other states are also doing it,” he said.
Andhra Pradesh, too, would roll out the ULPIN for land parcels, said an official. Earlier pilot testing was carried out in 11 states — Bihar, Haryana, Jharkhand, Odisha, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Sikkim, Andhra Pradesh and Goa.
Commonly called Aadhaar for land, ULPIN is an 11-digit number to be attributed to all land parcels in urban and rural areas in the state. The Pune district was selected for its trial initially in Maharashtra.
Sarita Narke, the state coordinator of the Digital India Land Records Modernisation Programme, said random 11-digit numbers were being given to the existing land records. “The trials are on for generating the same whenever any new mutation takes place,” she added.
The Centre had directed to create 14-digit Alphanumeric unique ID for each land parcel. “The number of digits can vary,” said a source.