6. Modernization of public accessibility of the Land Castrate
|Commitment Start and End Date:||01.2019 - 12.2022|
|Lead implementing agency:||Cadastre Committee|
|Person responsible from implementing agency:||Karen Grigoryan|
|Title, Department:||Head of the subdivision of the Information Technology Center of the Castrate Committee of the Republic of Armenia|
Other actors involved
Other state actors involved
Ministry of High-Tech Industry, Ministry of Environment, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Territorial Administration and Infrastructure
Civil society, private sector
“Transparency International Anticorruption Center” and other non-governmental organizations.
Issue subject to regulation
In the Republic of Armenia, the land database is closed, and it is necessary to apply to the Committee of Real Estate Cadastre of the Republic of Armenia or the relevant LSG bodies to receive information about any territory. Although the land use schemes, zoning plans and other spatial planning documents are open documents by law, they are not accessible or are accessible in formats that are not perceivable for citizens. As a result, for years, the Committee of Real Estate Cadastre of the Republic of Armenia and other government agencies have provided that information to citizens by hand, only as prescribed by law, and the heads of communities have had the opportunity to arbitrarily dispose of the land lots, without any opportunity for public oversight.
To ensure transparency and accessibility of the Land Cadastre, the land-use schemes and zoning documents and, with that, public accountability of the relevant structures.
Brief description of commitment
To ensure complete accessibility of the land database and the land-use schemes and zoning documents (data) for the public through a map, search functionality, ensuring the personal data protection regime.
OGP challenge addressed by the commitment
Improvement of public services, enhancement of public integrity.
Relevance to OGP values
Proactive publication of information disposed of by the state and LSG bodies will ensure accessibility of information about land resources and the decisions regarding those land resources will help ensure public accountability, which will make it possible to apply public oversight over the enforcement of land use schemes and zoning documents.
Ensuring transparency of the decisions adopted by the Government of the Republic of Armenia and LSG bodies in regard to land use, proper public oversight over, and raising the level of confidence in those bodies.
11.3.1 Ratio of land consumption rate to population growth rate