The Sabah JKPTG started its operation with a post of an Assistant Administrative Officer (N6) on 1st June 1997. The officer was placed in the
Federal Property Unit, Department of Lands and Mines which was located at the Sabah Federal Development Department, 6th Floor, EPF Building,
Kota Kinabalu. However, the number of staff increased with the additional post of an Assistant Land Officer (Grade NT17) on January 10, 2003. On
November 12, 2003, the Sabah JKPTG was allocated with an office space of 768 square feet at the 2nd Floor, Rumah Persekutuan, Kota Kinabalu.
On March 15, 2005, the post of an Administrative Assistant (P / O) N17 and a Driver (Grade R30 were filled. The number of Sabah JKPTG staff then
was only four (4). On July 31, 2005, the post of a Director with Grade M48 was created and filled. By now, Sabah JKPTG has a total of eight (8) staff.
1. The main functions of the Sabah Department of Lands and Mines are:
• To coordinate and monitor the progress of government owned-land acquisition application and land repossession by the Federal Lands Commissioner for Federal Government projects in the State of Sabah until the issuance of title, and to update the list of PTP quitrent.
• To inspect the sites of the PTP alienated lands/reserved lands and to write reports for the purpose of enforcement, tenancy, handling back the land to the State Government, and land cards preparation.
• To conduct general administration, attend and manage meetings and provide consultancy services on matters pertaining to Federal land management.
2. Sabah, with an area of 73.619km2, is divided into 25 administrative districts. Based on land information in the Integrated Land Information
System, there are 926 applications, 1074 lots have been approved where
the titles for 670 lots have been issued and the the remaining titles are in the form of draft grants although the applications have been approved. This is due to the untraceabality of the draft grants or due to unpaid premium resulting in draft grant cannot be registered for the original grant or title.
3. There is still a big portion of lands occupied by the Federal agencies in Sabah which require applications for land acquisition. There are also reports of Federal lands being encroached,thus actions need to be taken to deal with the problems. However, due to the vast size of the State and improper road facilities available, communication is difficult and this consequently give rise to difficulties in enforcement work.
- To improve the efficiency and quality of land management and legislations systems nationwide in line with the national development policies.
- To improve the efficiency of Federal land management operating system, coordination, the settlement of estate distribution, land acquisition, enforcement, and the development management and legislations.
- To initiate and lead reform efforts in land administration in order to provide efficient, effective, productive and quality services.
The Objectives of the Unit
1. To manage and maintain records of alienated land and the Federal reserved land systematically to ensure that the records are up-to- date.
In providing best services, JKPTG has set out three (3) charters as follows:
- To provide quality and excellent services in matters that are related to the mission and objectives of the department;
- The services will be provided with full responsibility and commitment in accordance with universal values and norms, and
- We will ensure that you, as Sabah JKPTG client, is our priority.