The government plans to link e-courts with land registration databases and land records. By this way bonafide buyers can find out if the land they plan to buy is in a legal dispute or not. Also this will reduce suspicious transactions and help limit disputes and reduce barriers to the court system.
A pilot project to connect e-courts with land records and registration database has been successfully implemented in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and soon launched across the country.
Improves Ease of Doing Business-
The Department of Justice in the Law Ministry has asked the registrars of all high courts to allow state governments to integrate land registration databases and land records with e-courts and the National Judicial Data Grid (NJDG). This helps in reducing and quickly resolving property disputes. So far, eight higher courts have answered including Tripura, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Assam, Mizoram, Himachal Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, and Nagaland.
A letter from the Department of Justice sent in April this year stated. “We would appreciate it if you could facilitate prompt action on your part by giving the state government the necessary permits to enable nationwide implementation of e-courts related to land records and registration database and other related tasks.”
Simple and transparent registration of property one of the parameters assessed by the World Bank. To determine the performance of 190 global economies on the EoDB (Ease of Doing Business Index).
Buyers can identify disputed land–
The Department of Land Resources (DoLR) is the focal authority responsible for registering the property index. It received only 3.5 points against 13 points for the quality of the Land Administration Index.
A committee was set up with the Supreme Court’s E-committee to link electronic courts with registration databases and land records. This will facilitate the registration of land titles and create a supportive ecosystem. If the legal status of a land / plot properly registered and published. Then it will be a transparent guide for the honest buyer in the execution of the sale and purchase agreement.
The “Electronic Courts” project being implemented in the district and lower courts of the country. With the aim of providing certain services to plaintiffs, lawyers and judicial authorities through universal computerization of district and lower courts.