In a bid to provide its citizens with prompt service in matters of land and revenue, the Government of Punjab has launched a web portal named Punjab Land Records Society (PLRS) under the aegis of Punjab State E-Governance Society (PSEGS). Established under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860, the key objective of the PLRS is to supervise and monitor the digitisation and computerisation of land and related revenue records in the state of Punjab. The PLRS not only provides useful information to the landowners in the state but also serves as a beneficial platform for investors and buyers who evince interest in buying land in the state and wish to verify the land’s ownership. Besides providing information about sale deed format, fard (property title document) verification, and collector rates, the PLRS offers access to a range of citizen services such as Jamabandi (Record of Rights), property tax records, mutation records, court cases, and related land disputes.
In general, a Jamabandi refers to a record of rights that provides information about the land, the owners, cultivators, and so on, whereas Fard in Punjab refers to Jamabandi Nakal, i.e., a copy of land records that includes details like landowner names, the land share of the owners, names of the cultivators, land area, rent and taxes payable on the land.
Login to the Punjab Land Records Portal at http://plrs.org.in/ and click on ‘FARD’.
You would then be directed to the ‘Jamabandi Punjab’ website where you are required to select the details of District, Tehsil, Village, and Year.
Once the above details are selected, click on the ‘Set Region’ button.
On the directed page, click on ‘Jamabandi’ as the type of register to see the land record.
On the next page, you may choose to see the Jamabandi record using one of the following options:
1. Owner Name
2. Khewat No.Wise: Refers to an account number that provides details about the landowners and their entire landholdings.
3. Khesra No. Wise: Refers to a plot or survey number assigned to a piece of rural land.
4.Khatouni No. Wise: Refers to the number allocated to a set of cultivators who cultivate specific portions of land under various Khesra numbers.
Choose from one of the following options and click on the ‘View Report’ button.
You can now view the Jamabandi record displayed on the screen.
In addition to accessing land records Punjab online, the PLRS portal offers the following key services:
Checking Roznamcha – Roznamcha here refers to a register of daily land transactions in a given village, taluk, and district
Rectification of Land Records
Integrated Land Record details
Mutation After Registry
Property Tax Registration
Fetch information about Court Cases on the land
Cadastral map establishing the land’s area, boundaries, and ownership
Checking the land’s Collector Rates
Collector rates are standard rates fixed by Punjab’s district administration for lands and other properties in a given area/city. No transaction can be registered below these collector rates in the government records. Buyers interested in purchasing land in Punjab may go through the collector rates in their town/city on the Land Records Punjab Online portal by following the steps given below:
Visit the Punjab Land Records website at http://plrs.org.in/.
Click on the ‘Collector Rates’ tab visible on the left-hand side menu of the home page.
Click on the district for which you would want to check the collector rates of land.
The Collector rates for the district you selected shall now appear on the screen.
PLRS is a transparent, digital initiative that has been proven quite beneficial for citizens in terms of accessing Punjab land records with the click of a button. Accessing land records and other land-related information on PLRS saves the valuable resources of citizens, by doing away with the need to visit government offices physically for land-related information. If you plan to invest in land or property in Punjab, PLRS is a holistic hub to clear all your doubts such as collector rates, cadastral map, and any court cases linked to the land that you might pursue.