Cadastral Info Division


The Cadastral Information Division (CID) is one of the oldest divisions of the National Land Commission, instituted sometime in early 1960s during the Chain Survey. This Division has pioneered digitization of land records in 1992 with UNDP and SIDA projects. The ICT section of NLC is under this Division which is responsible for development and maintenance of different computerized systems and interfaces for enhancing land governance system.

Prior to the National Cadastral Resurvey Program (2008-2014) this Division has spearheaded three rounds of nationwide cadastral surveys, including the Chain survey of 1964-1968. The Division is considered as the focal point for cadastral surveyors in all the Dzongkhags.

Today, the Division is responsible for all the works related to cadastral surveying and mapping in the country and providing cadastral maps.

The advancement in Space-Based positioning system (GNSS) and the need of efficient cadastral surveying techniques in a Geographic Information System (GIS) platform has driven the Division to upgrade and enhance cadastral information system to a coordinated cadastre of international standard. The National Land Commission today is in the process of achieving the excellent cadastral system which will provide a more secure basis for land and property ownership using modern surveying equipments, strengthening ownership security and the tenure system.

Mandates and functions of Cadastral Information Division


  • Carry out cadastral surveys
  • Be the parent agency for all cadastral surveyors
  • Set cadastral survey standards


  • Cadastral surveying
  • Management of cadastral geodatabse
  • Maintenance of national cadastre
  • Management of ICT systems
  • Set national standards in Cadastral Surveying
  • State land leasing and management of leased land

Core products and services


  • Cadastral maps and site plans
  • Cadastral Geo-Database


  • Cadastral surveys
  • Online land transaction through e-Sakor system
  • ICT services
  • Geographic Information System (GIS) platform based analysis
  • Assistance to ACC in investigation works related to map
  • Demarcation and survey of hydropower project sites



  1. Rural Land Division
  2. Urban land Division
  3. Map Production Division
  4. Topographical Division
  5. Legal Services
  6. NCRP report team
  7. Office of the Gyalpoi Zimpon
  8. Anti-Corruption Commission
  9. Thromdes
  10. Dzongkhags
  11. Ministry of Works and Human Settlement


  1. Thram holders
  2. Government agencies, private sectors and corporations
  3. Institutes

Mode of delivering products and services

  • Paper correspondences
  • Online through e-Sakor system and other means
  • Physical surveys

Key stakeholders

i. Rural Land Registration Division
ii. Urban Land Registration Division
iii. Thromde Urban Planning Division and Land Management Division
iv. Sai-Tshokpas and the Public
v. Dzongkhags
vi. Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
vii. Ministry of Works and Human Settlement
viii. Ministry of Economic Affairs

Core Competencies

Cadastral surveying
Cadastral geo-database management
Land conflicts resolution