Staff Reporter

At present, the system is being used in Palakkad and Malappuram districts.

KOCHI: An online revenue recovery service designed by the National Informatics Centre to hasten the recovery proceedings against those who have defaulted on various counts in their dealings with government departments, banks, and other financial institutions will come into force in the district within a month.

Besides speeding up recovery proceedings, the service would ensure enhanced transparency and accuracy. A meeting chaired by District Collector M. Beena at the district collectorate on Tuesday discussed the details of implementing the system.

Under the system, departments and financial institutions concerned could forward to the Collector online the details of the property or articles pledged by the defaulter so as to initiate the recovery measures without any delay. The information so received will be vetted at the revenue recovery section at the collectorate before submitting to the Collector for approval. Once the collector stamps the approval, further instructions in this regard would be transferred through online to the talsidar concerned to take action.

The most significant advantage of the system is that the system would spare the financial institutions, revenue recovery section at the collectorate and the taluk office to maintain separate files for each case. The considerable loss of time in posting the relevant documents could also be averted.

Authorities and persons concerned could check the progress in the revenue recovery proceedings at any time.

The online facility will be made available on the district’s official website. District Collector will assign separate user id and password to each branch of the financial institutions to utilise the service. Financial institutions should apply to the collector online within two weeks to receive the id and password.

P. Indira Devi, Deputy Collector (Revenue Recovery); V.T. Santhosh, District Informatics Officer; talsidars; officials from various government departments and financial institutions; were present. P.K Ahmmad Basheer, District Informatics Officer, Malappuram, explained the new system. At present, the system is being used in Palakkad and Malappuram districts.