Trivandrum: On May 17 at 4:30 p.m., Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan inaugurated the Pravasi Mithram portal, which allows non-residents from all over the world to access revenue and survey services. The website now makes it possible for keralites who avail a short period of vacation to be updated on the status of their applications that were submitted to the revenue offices. This should facilitate quick application processing without creating unnecessary red tape.
With the help of the relevant departments, the issues relating to expatriates are being resolved. The ‘Pravasimitram’ portal, according to NORKA CEO Harikrishnan Namboothiri, is the most recent example of this. To handle complaints and applications received through the portal, a Pravasi cell led by a Deputy Collector in Collectorate and an Assistant Commissioner in the Land Revenue Commissioner’s office will be in operation.
Anyone is able to create a personal account by following the instruction in the website http://pravasimithram.kerala.gov.in. Then, from the Revenue and Survey section, choose the required service. After that, details about earlier applications (complaint filed office, file number, complaint subject, etc.) should be provided. This site also helps to upload any relevant PDF documents. If there are multiple documents, those should all be uploaded in one PDF file. No file should be larger than 1 MB. Through the portal, you can determine the status of the complaint.
The opening session was presided over by Revenue Housing Minister K Rajan. Speaker AN Shamseer, Ministers V Sivankutty, Antony Raju, GR Anil, P Prasad, Shashi Tharoor MP, Mayor Arya Rajendran, VK Prashanth MLA, NORKA Resident Vice Chairman P Ramakrishnan, expatriate industrialists MA Yousafali, Ravi Pillai, Dr. Azad Mooppan, JK Menon, expatriate organization leaders Tyson Master MLA and KV Abdul Khader XMLA will be the chief guests on the occasion. Additionally, representatives from expatriate organizations, revenue survey department representatives, etc., were also took part.