The government has taken a plan to maintain online document registry and record keeping instead of paper volume registry in sub-registry offices under the Registration Department.
To implement this plan, a project titled “Feasibility Study Project on Land Registration Management Digitization” has been taken up under the direction of Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Anisul Haque MP. The estimated cost of the project is 1 crore 80 lakh 32 thousand taka.
Under the project, feasibility study will be carried out in 16 sub-registry offices across the country.
An agreement was signed this afternoon (May 26) at the Registration Department in the capital for the implementation of the project. Shahidul Alam Jhinuk, Inspector General and Project Director of the organization on behalf of the Registration Department and Lt. Forum Logitech Forum Ltd. on behalf of the project implementing organization. Colonel Mohammad Tariqul Haque (Retd.) Signed the agreement.
Law and Justice Secretary at the signing ceremony. Senior officials of the Registration Department including Golam Sarwar and Joint Secretary AHM Habibur Rahman were present.
The objectives of the project are to verify the usefulness of online registration or e-registration system instead of manual document registration, to verify the nature of software required for land registration system digitization, to verify the nature of hardware to use land registration system digitization software, to quantify Instead, develop experimental software for issuing e-LT notices, verify the feasibility of introducing digital balm instead of handwritten balm books, launch digital indexing or e-indexing experiments and determine the potential cost of digitizing existing manual documents.
Law Minister Anisul Haque said that if the project is implemented, online verification of land ownership, ledger, national identity card etc. will be done automatically and online registry and records of documents will be saved by taking biometric tip. As a result, there will be discipline in buying and selling property and it will be possible to prevent counterfeiting. This will reduce the harassment, time and cost of people taking up registry services and land-deposit lawsuits in court.
The Voice of Humanity Foundation and the German Bengali Press Club jointly sought the cooperation of European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres in demanding the speedy return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar and the protection of their fundamental rights.
Bazlur Rashid Bulu, chief executive of Bangabandhu Research Center Brussels, handed over the memorandum on Thursday through Kamal Hossain, who works at the European Commission and at the UN European headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
A memorandum signed jointly by MA Hasan, president of the Voice of Humanity Foundation, and Khan Lytton, president of the German Bangla Press Club, states that in 2016, victims of Myanmar’s Arkan state violence took refuge in various camps in Ukhia and Teknaf in Cox’s Bazar district. International and local NGOs including UNICEF and the people of Bangladesh are cooperating with them in many ways but their lives are being spent in various disasters.
Human rights are being grossly violated in the camps. Rohingya children have no access to higher education, no opportunity to work outside the camp. The infant and maternal mortality rate is increasing day by day.
In a video message in the wake of the memorandum, Bangladeshi Ambassador to Germany Mosharraf Hossain Bhuiyan said that although the Myanmar government had a return agreement with the Bangladesh government, it was delaying its return to Myanmar for various reasons. Hopefully, with everyone’s cooperation, the Myanmar government will accept them and restore their civil rights.
In this regard, Colonel (Retd.) Faruk Khan, Member of the Presidium of the Bangladesh Awami League and Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on International Affairs of the Jatiya Sangsad, said that the Government of Bangladesh is working hard for their return and sought the cooperation of international organizations.
Italian citizen international human rights activist Professor. Lucia Brunei says what is happening to Rohingya refugees is very inhumane and intolerable. International agencies should take immediate action in this regard.