Lahore: The Punjab Land Record Authority (PLRA) has launched an online payment facility for the issuance of fard, land mutation and other related taxes to make the process hassle-free and swift, news sources reported. The fees for the fard, mutation, and registry can now be paid online using secure payment methods such as internet banking or ATMs.
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The action was taken to streamline the procedure of collecting documents from the appropriate departments and paying fees at banks without having to wait in lengthy queues. The PLRA app is already available in digital mobile app stores for this purpose.
The e-payment system is a part of the seven e-governance systems introduced in the PLRA to make the administrative processes more user friendly with increased efficiency. Other initiatives include satellite land record centres, e-registration and e-fird.
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In another move, Punjab Agriculture Minister Syed Hussain Jahanian Gardezi met with members of the Punjab Lumberdar Association and decided to revive and reorganise the province’s old Lumberdari system for tax collecting, record keeping, and land management. The government has agreed to provide the lumberdars with 398,400 acres of land for this purpose.