Bihar govt launches online portal to facilitate plot measurement

Plot owners can make online application on for measurement of plots across the state on payment of ₹500/₹1000 in rural/urban areas and get certified report within 30 days

plot measurement in bihar

Patna: Desperate to get your plot located in any part of Bihar measured by the amins, authorised by the concerned circle officers (COs) but run short of time to visit the circle office for a formal application? Don’t bother. Just log on to the newly launched a portal,, being run and maintained by the state revenue department and get your plots authentically measurement.

The new facility, e-measurement or e-mapi, has been launched by minister of revenue and land reforms department Alok Mehta at a function here on Wednesday. This is part of the department’s initiatives to make the department’s functioning transparent and accountable.

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The minister said that henceforth, it is not necessary to go to the zonal office for land measurement. “The landowners can submit online application by visiting the department’s website, However, the tenant will have to register on the e-mapi portal before applying for measurement of the plots,” said Mehta.

Revenue & land reforms minister Alok Kr Mehta, addnl chief secretary Brijesh Mehrotra & secretary Jay Singh at launch

Landowners require furnishing reason for measurement

While applying online, the tenant has to select the plot or khesra from Jamabandi receipt. Then he or she has to apply to their concerned circle officers through the portal after furnishing personal details, detailed description of the land along with details of plots around and reasons for getting the measurement done. Application for measurement will be submitted revenue wise in rural areas and ward wise in urban areas.

Applications to be scrutinised to verify plot status

The application received online is scrutinized by the circle officer and the revenue employee of the concerned Halka. Scrutiny of the documents are must to ensure that the plots are not disputed or under litigation at any court.

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After the recommendation for measurement by the revenue employee, the circle office will inform the applicant to pay the administrative fee for the measurement through online mode only. The applicant has to select three possible dates for measurement and send the application again to the login of the circle officer.

Circle officers to fix dates for measurement

Up on approval of the application for measurement, the applicant will receive an automatic case number from the computer. After that the circle officer will set the date of measurement in accordance with the dates allocated by the applicant and the availability of Amin for that case number and will give notice of measurement to all the parties including the Chauhaddidars (owners of surrounding plots).

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On the date of measurement, Amin will scale the identified plot in presence of the applicant and the owners of the adjoining plots will submit the measurement report to the circle officer. The final measurement report will be released for everyone’s perusal once it is approved by the circle officer. The applicant will receive the measurement report in his login itself.

Standard measurement process to complete within 30 days

There is a provision to complete the measurement of the requested land within a maximum of 30 working days after depositing the measurement fee. But in cases where measurement has to be done immediately, the circle officer will ensure to complete the measurement process within a maximum of 10 working days. However, the plot owners have the liberty to get the land measurement done in shorter time, say 10 working days, if he or she runs short of time. Land measurement can also be done when there is possibility of law and order breakdown. For that, the land owners are deemed to pay higher fee. The government has brought the facility of instant measurement for such tenants.

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Land measurement to cost ₹500 in rural, ₹1000 in urban areas

For measurement, the measurement fee has been fixed at ₹500 per plot in rural areas and ₹1000 per plot in urban areas. Application can be made for maximum four plots at a time. For those opting for Tatkal (immediate) service, the tenants are required to pay double the measurement fee across the state.

Earlier, the fees measured in each circle were different according to the remuneration of the Amin. The measurement will be executed by Amin within maximum 2 working days. But measurement of any plot settled/allotted to eligible category of landless families/individuals will be done free of cost. After starting the process of online measurement application, it will be monitored by the department for one month and after that the department will consider implementing FIFO system in e-mapi also.

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