UT Wing Completes Digitization Of Around 80K Property-related Files The estate office of UT administration has finally completed digitization of around 75,000 to 80,000 files. It has now started verification of the files before launching the much-awaited project to facilitate the general public. The new facility will enable people to see the current status of their respective files without going to the estate office, an exercise considered tedious and harassing hitherto The files largely pertain to commercial, residential and industrial properties, besides data of cheap houses in the city. All record, including history and status, has been digitized and each file has been given a special number for maintaining safety and bears a special identification mark to locate it. “Work of digitization of our files is complete and we have started verification of each file. The new facility will be launched very soon for the public,“ said Prince Dhawan, assistant estate officer of the UT administration. According to sources, manual maintenance of the files is a very risky affair and, more importantly, the risk is even higher these days with property rates having catapulted to crores. After launching the service, a link will be provided on the official website of the UT administration. “In the past, papers were found missing from some files and it could have either been deliberately or be a result of negligence due to the huge number of files in our office. It has, at times, be come a big issue and action has been taken against employees. As most of these files are related to court cases also because of prop erty transfer, property disputes, security of files has remained a big issue and the problem will be solved now,“ said an official. Easing public dealing The process of digitization was kicked off around six months ago following orders from UT adviser Vijay Kumar Dev. He had asked the estate office to go for it following the inconvenience faced by the public. Dev had specifically asked officers concerned to bring technology to use in the working of the estate office.After that, by hiring more employees on contractual basis, digitization began 24X7.