The Perlis Special Mobile Unit was established on 1st January 1979. In the early stage of its establishment, the Special Mobile Unit together with the Small Estate Distribution Unit were located at the Perlis Land and Mines Office Building, i.e the Dato 'Mahmud Mat Building. The Padi Cultivators Act Unit which was established in 1970 initially shared the same office with the State Land and Mines Office . The unit was later relocated at Level 1, Bangunan Persekutuan Lama, until June 1998. In 1985, the Perlis Land and Mines Office moved into its own building at Jalan Penjara, together with the Special Mobile Unit and the Small Estate Distribution Unit.
In July 1998, the three units, namely the Special Mobile Unit, the Small Estate Distribution Unit and the Cultivators Act Unit were directed to move to the 7th Floor of Bangunan Persekutuan, Persiaran Jubli Emas, Kangar. The relocation of the three units is intended to realise the “ one roof administration" concept and this resulted in the formation of a new department called the Department of Federal Lands and Mines of the State Branch. It is headed by the Director of the Department of Lands and Mines Perlis. Now, the Perlis Department of Lands and Mines has a total of 28 staff.
1. To improve the efficiency and quality of land management and legislation systems nationwide in line with the National Development Policy.
2. To improve the efficiency of Federal land management, settlement of estate distribution, land acquisition and the enforcement of legislations.
3. To initiate and lead reforms in land administration in order to provide efficient, effective, productive and quality services.
The objectives of the Land Acquisition Unit
To manage the applications for land acquisition in an efficient and orderly manner to ensure that:
- Federal Government projects can be implemented according to schedules.
- The rights of all interested parties are legally guaranteed.
The objective of the Federal Land Unit
- To manage and maintain records of alienated land and the Federal reserved land systematically to ensure that the records are up to date.
The objective of the Federal Land Unit
- To ensure that the land management and administration are organized and efficient in terms of services, finance, general administration and security for all units.
We, as the staff of the CGU of the Department of Land and Mines are committed :
1. to process the registration of land acquisition applications received from the State PTG within two( 2) working days from the dates of receipt of the files.
2. to prepare and issue a Notice of Inquiry (E Form ) within seven (7) days from the date the D Form is gazetted, and to submit the E Form to the interested person within seven (7) days after the public notice is posted.
3. to hold an inquiry in relation to land acquisition within 30 days from the date the Notice of Inquiry (E Form) is posted on public notice boards.
4. to provide compensation award in writing (G Form) in the presence of interested persons within seven (7) days from the date of the court proceedings.
5. to prepare and submit a Notice of Award and Compensation Offering (H Form) within three (3) days after the Form G is prepared.
6. to acquire the land title officially through 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 be), and to submit copies of the title for endorsement to the Registrar of Title not later than seven (7) days from the date of issuance of the K Form.
7. to pay compensations to interested parties/stakeholders / 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 confirmation date that the payment of compensation can not be made to the party concerned because no party can accept it or the party refuse to accept it or due to disputes.
8. To refer disputes to the Court within two (2) months from the date of receipt of the completed N Form, and to issue a Requisition for Survey (PU) for partial land acquisition (Final Title) to the Survey Department within two (2) weeks from the date of endorsement of the K Form or from the date of receipt of the latest Free Certificate of Survey.