Initially, the department which was established in 1979 was known as the Special Mobile Unit (UKB). By the year 2000, the Pahang Department of Lands and Mines was officially established in Kuantan (the headquarters and the Eastern Zone) with two branches, namely the Temerloh Branch(Central Zone) and the Samarinda Branch (East Zone), and four (4) units, namely the Administrative and Finance Unit, the Land Acquisition Unit, the Federal Land Unit and the Small Estate Distribution Unit.
Tha Kuantan JKPTG began its operations at the Pahang Land and Mines. Office. Due to the increasing number of personnel, the department was then relocated to an office at Jalan Teluk Sisek.This department consists of 29 staff, 23 in the Land Acquisition Unit, and six (6) in the Estate Unit.
The Temerloh Branch has been in operation at the Temerloh District Office Building. In 1995, the branch was relocated to the Temerloh Felda Office for a period of three (3) years. Later, on 2nd September 2003, it was again shifted to another venue, the Temerloh Federal Building, located at Jalan Merdeka. This department has a total of 19 staff, 12 in the Land Acquisition Unit and seven (7 ) in the Estate Unit.
The Raub Branch started its operations at the Raub District Land Office. In 1984, the Raub JKPTG Raub shifted to Raub District Council Office, and in 1991, it was again relocated to the Raub District Land Office. Since 1996 until today, the Raub JKPTG has been operating at the Bangunan Gunasama Persekutuan Raub. The branch has 14 staff , of which nine (9) is from the Land Acquisition Unit and five(5) from the Estate Unit.
1. The Land Acquisition Unit
- To receive applications and supporting documents of land acquisition from the applicant agency (Ministry) for Federal Land Acquisition pursuant to the Land Acquisition Act 1960
- To monitor the process of land acquisition and requisition for survey of the State JKPTG through monthly performance report of the Land Acquisition Unit
- To fulfill legal requirements and DGLM / PTP circulars in relation to land acquisition
2. The Federal Land Unit
- To process applications for the distribution of small estates
- To process the applications for land alienation for Federal projects
- To manage the Federal land tax payments for the State
- To manage the vesting of land to the Federal Lands Commissioner
- To assist Ministries / Federal Departments to develop Federal lands for optimum use.
3. The Administration and Finance Unit
- To manage and control general administrative matters, finance and services of the department at headquarters (Kuantan) and branch offices (Temerloh and Raub) in an orderly, efficient and effective manner.
- To handle the quarterly Management and Finance Meeting
- To keep track of all correspondence and files of the department and office security
- To manage employee annual leave records and matters related to retirement
- To handle certification of work done in an acting capacity
- To manage the rental of office space to update personnel data
- To prepare financial reports and minutes of Management and Accounts Committee Meeting (PSD)
- To prepare budget and financial estimation for the department
- To manage the payment and purchase of capital assets, inventories, stationeries and other equipments
- To manage petty cash
- To control and regulate budget allocations and expenditure of the department
The Task Force Unit
- To assist the Ministry / Department in land acquisition projects for the Ninth Malaysia Plan (RMK-9)
- To identify lands owned by the State PTP which is under the control of the Ministry
- To monitor and protect the encroachment of Pahang PTP land.
The Computer Unit
- To undertake the management and operation of all existing land information systems
- To identify problems in all applications of existing land information systems and new business demands
- To provide help desk services for all land information systems
- To plan and implement promotion programme for all land information systems developed
- To accelerate the process of land acquisition application submitted by ministries and Federal departments, pursuant to the Land Acquisition Act 1960 efficiently.
- To settle payments for compensation, and under certain circumstances, to deposit it in Court or Amanah Raya Berhad, as the case maybe, within the date specified.
- To assist the district land office in the issuance of titles in continuation (if applicable) through survey application after the land acquisition process is complete.
- To refer cases of objections to the Court pursuant to Section 37 (1) (A) to (D) of the Land Acquisition Act, within the time prescribed.
- To establish and ensure that Federal land management is efficient and dynamic.
- To register land acquisition applications withint two ( 2) working days from the date of receipt.
- To prepare and issue a Notice of Inquiry (E Form) within seven (7 ) days from the date of receipt of the letter of confirmation that the land has been marked out, and to serve the E Form to the interested party within seven (7) days after the public notice is posted (15 days notice 1 day / 1 Notice Server).
- To carry out investigations on land acquisitions within 30 days of Public Notice (E Form )
- To provide a written compensation award (G Form) in the presence of the interested party within seven ( 7) days from the date of the court proceedings.
- To prepare and submit a Notice of Award and an Offer of Compensation (H Form) within three (3) days after the date G Form is prepared.
- To acquire land titles officially by the issuance of the K Form not later than 14 days from the date of issuance of the H Form or the I Form (as the case may) , and to submit copies to the Registrar of Titles for endorsement not later than seven (7) days from the date of issuance of the K Form.
- To make compensation payment to interested parties/Stakeholders / Public Trustee within eight (8) days from the date of receipt of the cheque / payment (full) from the applicant agency, or to deposit it in Court within two (2) weeks from the date of confirmation that the payment of compensation can not be made to the party concerned because no party is eligible or the party concerned refuse to accept it or due to disputes.
- To refer cases of disputes to the Court within two(2) months from the date of receipt of the completed N Form.
- To submit a requisition for survey (PU) for partial land acquisition (Final Title) to the Survey Department (JUPEM) within two (2) weeks of the of endorsement date of the K Form or from date of receipt of the Free Certificate of Survey, whichever is latest.