Land registration innovation and decentralised administrative reform: Success stories from the State of Johor, Malaysia
1Johor State Secretary, Malaysia; 2Johor Land and Mines Department, Malaysia; 3Johor State Secretary Incorporation, Malaysia; 4Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Land title is the evidence of ownership on land. The purpose of registration is to recognise property rights, which includes information pertaining to land area, location, boundaries, as well as ownership and title of immovable property. However, interestingly in Malaysia,land is exclusively a state matter and there are differences over state land policies implementation on the process of registration. The kind of situation provides further challenges in the forming of uniform land policies to be practiced by the different states. This paper will discuss the innovations and reform of land registration and administrative in Malaysia, lesson learned from the State of Johor. It is include the successful and challenges on law and regulation implementation, accrual practices and reform experiences, decentralised organizational arrangements and harmonization, and new technology and computerisation adoption.
Land registration authority's linkages through the land titling computerization project
Land Registration Authority, Philippines
The Philippines’ Land Registration Authority is the central repository of records on original registration of land titles and the public repository of records affecting registered/unregistered lands and chattel mortgages. It is implementing the Land Titling Computerization Project through a public-private partnership.
With LTCP, following were established: Database of titled/registered land, Database of transactions affecting titled/registered land; Database of transactions affecting lands under the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program; Database of transactions affecting Chattel Mortgage and Personal Properties; and Geographic Information System.
Several Government Agencies are connected to LRA Network and LRA continues to talk with other agencies involved in management and disposition of lands to ensure seamless processing of transactions across agencies. Significantly, it is implementing the Title Upgrade Program, where manually-issued titles are converted into System-generated titles for allowing LRA and Titleholders to come up with better and more convenient ways in transacting and verifying land titles.
A step to grow collateral markets through one window
Punjab Land Records Authority, Government of Punjab, Pakistan
Punjab Land Records Management & Information System turned out to be one of the success stories for the Province of Punjab. Project has scanned more than 10 million pages of old records, digitized over 5.5 million landowners’ records, addressed more than 5 million inconsistencies of manual record and more than 23,000 revenue estates of overall 25,600 revenue estates across the province.
Project has now introduced a new one window intervention through this all banks / financial institutions have been linked through a secured link with central database of digital Land records. This has enabled all banks to instantly verify the current / up-to date status of land. Banks can generate copy of record of rights and initiate mutation for loan at their own. This intervention has greatly reduced time for loan processing and improved collateral resulting in enhanced productivity of agriculture markets.
Interoperability and land administration in Nepal
Department of Land Management & Archive, Nepal
Department of Land Management and Archive (DoLMA) is a central level agency in Nepal which is responsible for land administration. It delivers public service related to land through its 131 field-level offices. The department has successfully developed and implemented centralized web based software called Land Records Information Management System (LRIMS) on 54 Land Revenue Offices (LROs) to enhance quality of service delivery. The implementation of the system has shown positive impact on security of land records, revenue collections and e-governance.
Various government agencies are directly related with LROs and its data. The agencies have also their own computer systems but no provision to communicate with LRIMS now. The interoperability between LRIMS and agencies’ systems will reduce service delivery time, enhance the quality of service and reduce the operational cost. Service Oriented Architecture based system of LROs (i.e. LRIMS) can be made interoperable with their systems for data sharing among them.
Registering deeds in Delhi: challenges, innovations and prospects
Indian Institute for Human Settlements, India
This paper examines the institutional process of registering conveyance deeds in Delhi, the capital of India. This is in the context of administering one of the largest urban centres of the world; within a peculiar governance system as well as a very fragmented institutional apparatus. The paper will delineate in precise sequence, eight steps for registration. It will look at the current practices in each of these steps, identify the good practices within them, recent initiatives, as well as persistent gaps. Recent interventions in Delhi include institutional initiatives, interlinked databases and improved infrastructure. Associated agencies have also initiated digitisation of land records and allotment of unique property identification numbers, including the use of geospatial techniques. In such light, the paper will explore ways in which Delhi could create better urban land records, drawing from its own initiatives as well as from other innovations across India.