Delhi Archive Portal Goes Live With 60 L Digitised Land Records
The Delhi government has made live the Delhi Archives portal (www.archives.delhi.gov.in) on February 13, that would give Delhiites the access to over 60 lakh land records. According to Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, the online portal would bring transparency in land ownership in the national capital, apart from providing citizens access to 200-years-old archival and property records.
"This will not only facilitate users, but also give a long life to the records. The portal will also help in preventing polluting of history being promoted through WhatsApp and provide the correct historical facts,” Sisodia added.
The new portal has been launched under the Project of Digitisation and Micro-filming of Archival Records initiative. Under the initiative, over four crore pages of land records will be digitised in 30 months. So far, 1.70 crore land records have been digitised, of which 60 lakh have been uploaded on the website.
The digitised land records will allow a user to access the chain of any property till 1993, including the transfer of property and the owners so far. In case a user wants to download the document, they could do so by paying a nominal fee. The portal also has land records, including sale and lease deeds. However, wills registered with the department are not uploaded as these documents are considered confidential.
Here are four easy steps to access the digitised land documents:
- Visit the site, www.archives.delhi.gov.in and click on Abhilekh.
- You will be redirected to a new page with Login/Register tab on the top right corner.
- When you click for the first time, you will be asked to fill in your personal details and submit a personal photograph, a self-attested government identity proof and a digital signature.
- After registration, you will receive a mail with details. Using these details, you could log in to the website and access documents.