Jomir Tothya Mobile App For all Real Estate Needs in West Bengal

Jomir Tothya Mobile App

Jomir Tothya mobile app is also known as Banglarbhumi App launched by the West Bengal State Government in 2019 under the Land and Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department that has its head office in Kolkata. This app aims to provide West Bengal land-related services and information 24x7 for all citizens of West Bengal in three different languages: English, Bengali, and Hindi. Khatian information on Banglarbhumi App is a vital indicator that will provide a record of rights for a particular land throughout West Bengal. Jomir Tothya app also provides plot information, LR-RS processing fee details, officer’s details, and land dispute case status.

Previously Banglarbhumi was the only web portal used by the Land and Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department. But the development of the Jomir Tothya mobile app has added more benefits in terms of door-to-door services for citizens and providing live land data 24x7. It has minimized the citizen's visits to Land department offices to solve their grievances related to land.   

The Importance of Khatian Information on Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya)

Khatian is a term used for Record of Rights (ROR) in West Bengal. It is an extract taken from the land record registers from the revenue department of West Bengal. Khatian contains complete details regarding the land or the property and the history of their owners. This document is essential to prove the legal status and ownership of land or property. Khatian register is kept in the revenue department of every village. The factors that make Khatian vital in West Bengal are:

  • Khatian endorses real land or property owner
  • It will help to identify false claims of land or property ownership
  • Khatian certification will stop land grabbing by force
  • Khatian is used as proof in court litigations related to the property or land
  • Khatian makes sure that no legal complications will arise in the future for the landowner.

Some of the details available in Khatian are:

  • Information about different ownerships held on the particular land
  • Mutation 
  • Information about loans taken by the landowner
  • Irrigation type (Rainfed or irrigated)
  • Types of crops harvested in the previous season
  • Survey number of the land
  • Type of soil
  • Land fitness for cultivation 
  • Any litigations pending in the court 
  • Pending loans
  • Classification of each area entered from DAG Chitha
  • Information about property tax payment

How to get access to Khatian information on Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya)

Please download the Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya) from the play store and install it on your smartphone. To check Khatian information on Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya), please follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Open the Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya) mobile application 
  2. Choose the appropriate language (English, Bengali, and Hindi), click ‘yes’ to proceed and ‘no’ to select the other language option
  3. A list of services will be displayed on the screen. Choose the option of 'KHATIAN INFORMATION.'
  4. Select the property's exact location by entering the different details like 'DISTRICT,' Mouza, and 'BLOCK,' and click on an OK option.
  5. Enter the Khatian number to see the details. Below information related to the property will be provided:
    1. Mouza (administrative district)
    1. Khatian Ownership
    1. Name of the owner
    1. Type of Owner
    1. Address
    1. Father or husband's name
    1. Number of plots mentioned in the Khatian
    1. The total area mentioned

How to get plot information in West Bengal using Jomir Tothya mobile app?

The plot number of DAG is different from the Khatian number. Plot number is given when the land or property is mutated in the municipal area, whereas Khatian is maintained at the village level. 

To get plot information in West Bengal using Jomir Tothya mobile app, please follow the below-mentioned steps.

  1. Open the Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya) mobile application 
  2. Choose the appropriate language (English, Bengali, and Hindi), click ‘yes’ to proceed and ‘no’ to select the other language option
  3. A list of services will be displayed on the screen. Choose the option of 'PLOT INFORMATION.'
  4. Select the exact location of the property by entering the different details like 'DISTRICT,' Mouza, and 'BLOCK,' and press 'OK.' The location can be chosen from the drop-down menu.
  5. Enter ‘plot number’ in the required field and get the information about the plot. This will include details like Khatian number of co-sharers, tenant type, details about the owner, land classification, etc. 

How to retrieve RS-LR Details on the Banglarbhumi App in West Bengal?

LR means 'Land Reform' (1955), and 'RS' means 'Revisional settlement' (1962).

The Department of Land & Land Reforms, Government of West Bengal, through the Directorate of Land Records & Surveys is responsible for maintaining mauza maps and Khatian for over 42000 mauzas in West Bengal. To retrieve RS-LR details on the Banglarbhumi app, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open the Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya) mobile application 
  2. Choose the appropriate language (English, Bengali, and Hindi), Click ‘Yes’ to proceed and ‘No’ to select the other language option
  3. A list of services will be displayed on the screen. Choose the option of 'RS-LR Details.'
  4. Select the exact location of the property by entering the different details like 'DISTRICT,' Mouza, and 'BLOCK,' and press 'ok.' The location can be chosen from the drop-down menu.
  5. Choose the option to convert RS to LR or LR to RS as per your requirement.
  6. Enter the ‘Plot Number’ to find details about convertible land. 

Calculation of fees of different services on the Jomir Tothya app

The different services related to property documentation in West Bengal provided at the Banglarbhumiapp are:

  1. Conversion: Land conversion is a legal certificate given for converting agricultural land into non-agricultural land. This non-agricultural land can be converted for commercial, industrial, or residential land by obtaining permission from the Land and Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department. This land-use conversion is regulated by sections 4A, 4B, 4C, and Section 4D of the West Bengal Land Reforms Act, 1955. 
  • Mutation: It is a process of title ownership transfer of a property or land from one person to another. The land can either be sold or transferred. After mutation, the new owner will get the title ownership recorded in the revenue department. In this case, West Bengal can charge property tax to the new owner. The reason for mutation may be the death of the owner, and the next of kin will get the new ownership. In the case of a rented property, the ownership can be transferred through power of attorney. Different types of mutations are sale or gift deed, property exchange deed, and Inheritance or Will Deed.
  • Warish Enrolment: It is a document for a legal heir or succession enrolment. This will be required in case of the death of the owner and to choose the legal heir of the land or property.

To calculate the fees details for the services offered by the Banglarbhumi app, please follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. Open the Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya) mobile application 
  2. Choose the appropriate language (English, Bengali, and Hindi), Click ‘yes’ to proceed and ‘no’ to select the other language option
  3. A list of services will be displayed on the screen. Choose the option of 'Fee Details.'
  4. Select the exact location of the property by entering the different details like 'DISTRICT,' Mouza, and 'BLOCK,' and press 'ok.' The location can be chosen from the drop-down menu.
  5. Proceed with the selection of the service that you want to use regarding your property or land. The different services available are mutation, conversion, or warish enrolment. Then, enter the other details such as Khatian number, plot number as the purpose, i.e., activities attached to agriculture, group housing, industrial and commercial use. Finally, submit all this information to calculate the required fees for each service.

Steps to get Officer Details on Jomir Tothya app

The District Land & Land Reforms Officer has control over the Land & Land Reforms administration within his districts. The Office of the District Land & Land Reforms Officer and Additional District Magistrate has been formed by merging the previous District Settlement Office as well as the Land Management Wing of the Collectorate. In the districts, there are four levels of Integrated Setup of L&LR Administration, namely,

  1. Major Function of the District Land and Land Reforms Officer
    1. Major Function of the Block Land and Land Reforms Officer
    1. Rules, Regulations, Instructions, Manuals, and Records Officer
    1. Land Acquisition Wing Officer

The steps to get officer details assigned in the jurisdiction of your land or property are listed below:

  1. Open the Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya) mobile application 
  2. Choose the appropriate language (English, Bengali, and Hindi), Click ‘yes’ to proceed and ‘no’ to select the other language option
  3. A list of services will be displayed on the screen. Choose the option of 'Officer Details.'
  4. Select the exact location of the property by entering the different details like 'DISTRICT,' Mouza, and 'BLOCK,' and press 'ok.' The location can be selected from the drop-down menu.
  • A complete list of officers serving in your area and the contact details will be displayed so that the landowners can get their grievances rectified through the concerned officer. 

Steps to track case status on Jomir Tothya app

Some of the common land disputes that occur in West Bengal are:

  1. Disputes related to the title of the property or land
  2. Disputes between builders and buyers
  3. Disputes related to willed or inherited properties
  4. Misuse of leased or rented property
  5. Disputes regarding occupancy certificate

The steps to track case status on the Jomir Tothya app:

  1. Open the Banglarbhumi App (Jomir Tothya) mobile application 
  2. Choose the appropriate language (English, Bengali, and Hindi), Click ‘yes’ to proceed and ‘no’ to select the other language option
  3. A list of services will be displayed on the screen. Choose the option of 'Case Status.'
  4. Select the exact location of the property by entering the different details like 'DISTRICT,' Mouza, and 'BLOCK,' and press 'ok.' The location can be chosen from the drop-down menu.
  5. We can opt for 'Deed-wise search' or 'Case-wise search.' In 'Case-wise search,' we are required to enter the case number. For deed-wise search, we must enter the deed number and the year to get the relevant details of the case status. We can also retrieve information such as hearing notice, mutation, or investigation.

Conclusion

Land and Land Reforms, Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department, in association with the state government of West Bengal, have successfully managed to reduce the visits of the citizens of West Bengal and bring most of the land-related services to their doorsteps through the mobile application Jomir Tothya.The steps to retrieve all land-related data such as Khatian number, plot number, officer details, and fee structure are very simple and fast. The citizens can operate it by themselves instead of relying on other service providers. New buyers can search for details about the land and its documents that will help them to make the right decisions and avoid fraud. We can also track case status and apply for mutation, conversion, and Warish Enrolment using the JomirTothya mobile app.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

How do the mutation fees vary as per Banglarbhumi?

The mutation fees depend on the location, type of land, such as agricultural or non-agricultural, commercial, and industrial.

Is information on hal land and sabek land available in Jomir Tothya?

Yes, information about hal land and sabek land is available in Jomir Tothya. Both hal and sabek are convertible.

Is Jomir Tothya available for iPhone users?

Currently, the Jomir Tothya app is only available to android users and not accessible to Apple users. It is better to use the Banglarbhumi website to get the services.

Is information available in Jomir Tothya accurate?

Yes. This app is developed by the Land and Land Reforms and Refugee Relief and Rehabilitation Department, which is under the state government of West Bengal. Hence all information is loaded and maintained by this department and is accurate.

Is the Banglarbhumi website portal still operational after the launch of Jomir Tothya mobile app?

Yes, both the Banglarbhumi website portal and the Jomir Tothya mobile app can be used to avail land-related services.

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