Government & Open Data
The e-SLIMS project was initiated in the Land Commissioner General's Department in 2012 to improve the state land management process in an efficient manner. One of the main objectives of this project was to provide highly efficient and more accurate service, online application services to state lands, and protection of land rights and establishment of proper monitoring system for land related revenue selection.
This project contains all State Land Management functions which are grouped into three main processes during Business Process Re-engineering Study. The land identification and alienation, which is the main process of the project was developed and implemented during the phase one in January – 2013. This process was implemented only in the Western Province and it was developed as a centralized solution. Due to its success and effectiveness, Ministry of Land and Land Development decided to roll out the land identification and alienation process in other provinces as well. Further, the project team is working on the phase two of the project which consist Monitoring and Follow-up processes of state land management.
Land is the base for any individual’s living and income generating activities. Currently, the majority of the country’s land is under the ownership of the Government, thus assessing the socio-economic development and environment conservation aspects is important for managing this valuable resource base. However, most of the stakeholders associated with State Land management have not been benefited from new technologies including ICT. Moreover, the Government does not get the due income from such land users in return due to lack or delay of information and communication.
Considering the increasing demand for the identification and alienation of State Land for development purposes and for the use of landless citizens, the features of the eSLIMS project set a good example of open data and government’s leadership in using ICT for an area of high citizen demand. Further, project objectives of creating a paperless environment and reducing the land related corruption is directly related to the Government’s key role as an entity of safeguarding citizen’s right for sustainable environment and a lawful society.
The pilot project in the Western Province has result a remarkable success, especially the positive change of attitudes and skills of public servants from top level managerial leadership to the operational workforce. The facilitation of online application for citizens and the monitoring and revenue collection mechanism for government sector stakeholders showcase a drastic change of the engagement of the government agencies working on this area. Therefore, the Grand Jury endorses this project as a winner at e-Swabhimani 2015-2016.
Producer : Land commissioner General's Department
Producer URL : http://www.eslims.gov.lk
Contact : 0112797409