Land Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury, MP has said that there was no choice but to increase the quality of land service to build a developed and prosperous Bangladesh by 2041.
Minister Saifuzzaman Chowdhury stated this while addressing the chair in the first meeting of the 'National Committee on Monitoring and Reviewing the Land Services Digitization'.
The meeting was held at the conference room of the Ministry of Land on Wednesday.
"We are now providing land services directly to the people. Land issues not only directly influence people's lives, but also the country's economy," said the minister referring to the land ministry as a service-oriented ministry.
The minister urged the concerned to accelerate the work of setting up the online land development tax payment system.
He further added that the 'National Committee on Monitoring and Reviewing the Land Services Digitization' has been formed to monitor, coordinate, audit, and review the progress of various activities undertaken to implement the goal of bringing land services in the palm of prospective land service recipients.
Earlier, the Chief of Land Service Monitoring Cell and Private Secretary to the Land Secretary Md Doulutuzzaman Khan presented an illustrated report on the 'Integration of NID database information with all land services including e-Mutation' and 'Integration of e-Mutation with the Record of Rights (ROR/Khatiyan) of concerned Mouza before the publication of gazette after preparation of final ROR'.
Chairman of Land Appeal Board Ummul Hasna, Chairman of Land Reform Board Md Yakub Ali Patwary, Director-General of Land Records and Surveys Md Taslimul Islam and Director of Land Administration Training Center Md Abdul Hye were present at the meeting among others, while the meeting was conducted by the Land Secretary.
Several officials working at the field level, including two Deputy Commissioners and Zonal Settlement Officers, participated in the meeting via video conference.