Earlier, ADA had conducted satellite mapping of all the properties under its jurisdiction, and begun the process of computerising property records. For this, data feeding work was started seven months ago during the tenure of the then ADA vice-chairman Anil Dhingra. According to a senior ADA official, so far data feeding of all the available 35,000 property files has been completed. Recently, after cross checking with the property register, it surfaced that 500 files were missing. Officials and employees concerned were questioned but no significant information has surfaced. Besides, irregularities are being found in the database prepared. In some of the cases land details are not registered.
ADA secretary Hari Ram said, “Following data feeding, it surfaced that property record files in large numbers are missing. We are trying to recover them and understand the details about the properties. Details have been sought from officials and employees concerned.” According to sources, the missing files include those concerned with illegal constructions and ADA land which has been encroached. During the tenure of the previous government, cases of attempt to encroach ADA land at Bagh Farzana had surfaced.
The incumbent vice-chairman of ADA, Radhey Shyam Mishra is trying to identify each of the missing files. For proper record keeping, Mishra has ordered all the property department files to be differentiated by marking them in one of three colours. Those marked with red will signify matters of illegal encroachment, while yellow means ‘record missing’ and blue means ‘data feeding verified’, according to an ADA official.