The Jammu and Kashmir Revenue Department will issue trilingual Land Passbooks in Hindi, Urdu and English to landholders in the districts of Jammu and Srinagar from Saturday.

Seven Tehsils of Srinagar district and 21 Tehsils of Jammu district would distribute the land passbooks at 28 locations in the presence of representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs), landholders, farmers, financial institutions and departments involved.

The land passbooks being issued to every landholder contain entry from the Jamabandi in revenue estate so as to enable him or her to make its use for credit facilities and for other matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

The land passbook prescribed by the Revenue Department is true to the record and can be generated online by the landholder without visiting a Patwari or Tehsildar or any Revenue office.

Scanning and digitization of land records is already under implementation for the convenience of citizens.

The Land Passbook is progressive in the sense that it is in tune with e-governance, and for the convenience of citizens issued in trilingual form which will make these as an easy and simple document for reference and record.

Land Passbook is an evidently valid entity carrying same evidentiary value as if being certified copies of Record-of-Rights for all intents and purposes before courts and financial institutions. It is an authoritative document for grant of financial assistance by a financial institution.

Each Land Passbook has a unique ID and QR code as an additional security feature. With the help of QR code any institution, individual or an agency can verify the credentials and authenticity of the Land Pass Book.

It is going to be a tool for redressal of various grievances, litigations, disputes at various forums and for reference.