THE STATE COMMITTEE OF LAND AND CARTOGRAPHY OF AZERBAIJAN REPUBLIC



History of SCLC

State Land Committee was established on July 17, 1992 upon Decree 54 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan. From 1996 SLC began to implement within the republic the land reforms started by great statesman Heydar Aliyev in 1992, while heading Supreme Assembly of Autonomous Republic of Nakhchyvan, in Shurut and Gal villages of Julfa district of Autonomous Republic. State Land Committee and State Geodesy and Mapping Committee were annulled in 2001 as a result of structure reforms carried out in country and in base of them State Land and Mapping Committee was founded upon Decree 460 of 18 April 2001 of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Committee is the central executive power body implementing land cadastre, land monitoring, geodesy, topography, mapping, gravimetry, land reform, formation of fruitful use of land resources, restoration and increase of land productivity, regulation of land-citizen relations, setting territorial units, state control on geodesy and cartography.

Besides, Committee prepares technical documents to form state registration of rights of property to land according to legislation, assures creation of geographic information systems of state importance, designing and publication of general geographic, land, geobotanical, political-administrative, scientific information and other interfield thematic maps, carries out delimitation and demarcation of state frontiers of the Republic of Azerbaijan, also frontier waters and sector of Caspian Sea (lake) belonging to the Republic of Azerbaijan.

One of main works Committee has performed till now was land reforms. In this phase up to 3,500,000 subjects entitled to land share have been given land share. Lands given to private property of citizens were shown to them and assured with state acts confirming right to property.

Experts from USA, Canada, Turkey, Japan, France, Switzerland, Finland, Germany, Holland and other countries that visited the Committee highly assess level of its supply with modern appliances and IT. Land reforms carried out in the republic caused interest of other CIS countries that were keen to study legal base in Azerbaijan in field of realization of land reform, management of process and mechanisms of its implementation. Committee firmly cooperates with respective bodies of Ukraine, Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Dagestan, Tajikistan etc.

Structure of SCLC

Activities of SCLC

According to its duties the Committee fulfills the following functions:

Makes state programmes in field of effective use and protection of land resources, restoring and lifting land productivity, land structure, geodesy, topography and cartography and implements them with respective bodies;

Makes with respective organizations the projects for protection of lands from erosion, salinization, anthropogenic and man-caused dirt, protection of land fruitfulness, controls implementation of those projects;

Arranges and performs the works and actions on implementation of state land cadastre, land monitoring, land structure;

Implementation of the scientific-technical cooperation with international organizations, foreign countries, study and application of their experience in field of land reform, effective use and protection of land, topography, geodesy, gravimetry and cartography, implementation of geodesy and cartography works within territory of foreign countries;

Creating the land information bank, controls observance of legislation on land, geodesy and cartography by legal and physical persons;

Makes proposals to the Cabinet of the Republic of Azerbaijan on division of summer and winter pastures among administrative and territorial units for long-term use;

Makes proposals on assessment of agricultural and forestry losses because of separation of the lands of agricultural and forestry circulation;

Adopts instructions on state regulation of land relations, geodesy and cartography actions, assures and controls their fulfillment, in necessary cases submits the draft legal acts on those issues to respective ministries, state organizations and municipalities for approval and adopts them;

Researches damages to the land by economic actions, forecasts negative processes in the land and acts in association with respective state bodies in making of actions of fight with them, also prevention of violation of ecological conditions, hygienic and phytosanitary norms;

Implementation of project-search, scientific-research and experimental works on implementation of state land cadastre, land monitoring, land structure, land protection and revegetation;

Gives extractions from land structure plan of land areas and land cadastre information;

Makes annual initial reports by January 1 on land fund types, land revegetation, land division on owners and users, and every 5 year on land quality (valuation, economic assessment);

Taking into consideration purpose, location and quality of agricultural lands on cadastre assessment districts and administrative districts included there, sets conditional points to identify land tax rates, also assures identification of normative price of land, effective use and protection of land, makes proposals on economic stimulation actions;

Makes proposals on separation (conservation) of lands having lost fertility properties of sowing circulation, implements expertise of investment programs on restoring and lifting land productivity, land protection, makes proposals on involvement in future of those areas in agricultural circulation;

Implements state expertise of programs, schemes and land structure projects in use of land resources, studies land-related parts of city and district main plans, districts long-term planning schemes and other projects and gives opinions;

Arranges with respective state and municipality bodies implementation of land, agrochemistry, geobotanical and other search works;

Partakes in making of proposals on conservation of lands dirtied, having lost quality and declined;

Propagates rights and duties of land market subjects among population, assures regular collection of official information regulating land market and their disclosure via special bulletins and mass media, takes other actions concerning the land market’s activity;

Implements cadastre- planning works for implementation of land cadastre in respective administrative district units;

Registers and officializes the right of property to land, gives respective documents confirming these rights to land owners, users and leasers;

Assures inclusion of all changes in topographic, administrative, geographic and information maps according to changes in territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan in newly published maps;

According to administrative and territorial division of the Republic of Azerbaijan sets in kind frontiers of districts, cities, city type settlements and other residential areas and municipalities and implements their mapping;

Renovation of topographic plans of scale 1:2000 and larger within territory of establishments and industrial complexes, cities and other residential areas in single coordinate and height system and scale 1:5000 and smaller in territories not built and implementation of multipurpose topographic planning;

In coordination with National Security Ministry of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Defense Ministry of the Republic of Azerbaijan performs aerophotoplanning works and supplies other organizations with that information;

Implements geodesy, topography, cartography, hydrography and other works assuring defense and security of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

Creating geodesy support net for land, water, forest, city and other cadastre works, making, renovation and supply of plans and maps for topogeodesy, cartography and land cadastre;

Studies soil and vegetation of the surface upon aerospace information to develop geodesy and cartography;

To control import and export of geodesy and cartography devices of special purpose provides methodic documents and lists of those devices to National Security Ministry of the Republic of Azerbaijan and State Customs Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan;

Regularly provides information to the Cabinet of the Republic of Azerbaijan on results of state land cadastre, land monitoring, land structure, geodesy and cartography works implemented within the country and cartography supply;

To coordinate all types of cadastres (land, water, forest etc) prepares and implements actions assuring storage and use of land cadastre, land structure, geodesy-orthography information fulfilled by all organizations in territory of the country irrespective of form of property;

Takes actions to forecast geodynamic (quake, slip etc) and other emergencies, informs other executive power bodies and the Cabinet of the Republic of Azerbaijan on this;

Makes proposals on funding of works in field of land cadastre, land monitoring, land structure, delimitation of territorial units, land reform, state registration of property to land, land revegetation and lifting land fertility, geodesy, topography and cartography, state control on use and protection of land resources, geodesy and cartography actions, implements state orders in base of budget funds and controls its purposeful use;

Making of map of sector of Caspian Sea (lake) belonging to the Republic of Azerbaijan, also topographic and sea map;

Implementation of register of geodesy and cartography devices of special purpose;

Assuring realization of the registration in changing the geographic titles;

Promotes application of modern tools and instruments used in modern geodesy, cartography and topography and takes actions in this direction;

Gives license to realization of works in field of topography of special purpose, geodesy, gravimetry and cartography;

Assures implementation of making and application of technical documents in field of state land cadastre, land monitoring, land structure, geodesy, topography and cartography upon the single regime and technical documents;

Carrying out attestation of employees of the Committee, training of personnel and lifting qualifications;

Forming clerical works, considering and solving within its authorities applications, complaints and suggestions on settlement of land, land structure, geodesy, topography, cartography and other issues regarding land, adopting decisions and making proposals on this if required;

Relating respective information on geodesy and cartography to the state secret;

Fulfilling other functions set by legislation.

Subordinate Institutions of SCLC

State Land Structure Project Institute

State Land Structure Project Institute (hereinafter the Institute) of State Land and Mapping Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan was established upon decision 145 of April 4, 1968 of Ministers Soviet of Azerbaijan SSR in the base of former land structure expedition, republic expedition for application of shift sowing system, Baku and Ganca land survey expeditions that were under subordinate of Agriculture Ministry. By Decree 227 of October 21, 1992 of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan it was given to subordination of former State Land Committee.

Regulations of the Institute was registered by decision 442 of September 4, 1994 of Board of Justice Ministry and on December 8, 1999 and May 6, 2002 was registered twice under No. 442 in new edition by Baku Region Department of the Ministry for state registration of legal persons.

In its activity the Institute is governed by Constitution, laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decrees and orders of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decisions and orders of the Cabinet of the Republic of Azerbaijan, orders and instructions of State Land and Mapping Committee and its Regulations. Subordinated to State Land and Mapping Committee the Institute forms its single system and reports to that and is the main contracting organization functioning upon its tasks and contracts in field of regulation of land relations in connection with implementation of land reforms, effective use of lands and increasing their fruitfulness irrespective of form of farm, ecology and revegetation of lands, implementation of land structure, land cadastre, land survey, geobotanical survey, land register, making of land structure plans upon order of land users and owners, development of projects on use, protection of lands, assuring their productivity, revegetation and other project-search works. It also carries out topogeodesy, topoplanning engineering-geodesy and mapping works of different purposes. The Institute operates in coordination with other subordinate organizations of State Land and Mapping Committee, public and municipality bodies.

The Institute is legal person possessing independent balance, estimate of expenses, public property upon the right of operative management, corresponding bank accounts, seal reflecting image of State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its own title, corresponding stamps and forms.

Property of the Institute consists of its main funds, circulation means and other precious matters in its disposal.

Maintenance of central apparatus of the Institute and its structure departments forming its single system and material and technical supply costs are financed due to funds of State Land and Mapping Committee, municipality bodies, other customers and sources not prohibited by legislation. Those funds are in disposal of the Institute.

Address of the Institute: 93a, S.Mehdiyev Street, Baku City

State Land Cadastre and Monitoring Science Production Center

State Land Cadastre and Monitoring Science-Production Center (hereinafter Center) of State Land and Mapping Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan was given on 06.09.2001 to subordination of State Land and Mapping Committee upon Decree 576 of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Center is new edition of State Land Cadastre, Monitoring and Information Center of State Land Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan registered on 12.07.1999 under ID D-304 by Baku Region Department of Justice Ministry for state registration of legal persons and substitutes for that.

In its activity the Center is governed by Constitution, laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decrees and orders of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decisions and orders of the Cabinet of the Republic of Azerbaijan, orders and instructions of State Land and Mapping Committee and its Regulations.

Subordinated to State Land and Mapping Committee the Center forms its sole system and reports to that.

The Center is legal person possessing independent balance, estimate of expenses, counting accounts in bank departments, property, round seal reflecting image of State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its title, corresponding stamps and forms.

Apparatus and regional land registration centers of the Center form its sole structure.

The Center locates at 93a, S.Mehdiyev Street, Baku City.

State Aerogeodesy Institution

Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin 18.04.2001-ci il tarixli, 460 saylı fərmanı ilə Azərbaycan Respublikası Dövlət Geodeziya və Kartoqrafiya Komitəsi və Dövlət Torpaq Komitəsi ləğv edilmiş və iki komitənin əsasında Dövlət Torpaq və Xəritəçəkmə Komitəsi yaradılmışdır.

Dövlət Aerogeodeziya Müəssisəsi, Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin 06.09.2001-ci iı tarixli, 576 saylı fərmanı ilə Dövlət Torpaq və Xəritəçəkmə Komitəsinin tərkibinə daxil edilmişdir.

Dövlət Aerogeodeziya müəssisəsi SSRİ Nazirlər Soveti yanında fəaliyyət göstərən 16 saylı müəssisənin varisidir.

Dövlət Aerogeodeziya müəssisəsi öz fəaliyyətində Azərbaycan Respublikasının Konstitusiyasına, Azərbaycan Respublikasının Qanunlarına, Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin fərman və sərəncamlarına, Nazirlər Kabinetinin qərar və sərəncamlarına, eləcə də Dövlət Torpaq və Xəritəçəkmə Komitəsinin əmr, göstəriş, sərəncamlarına və bu Nizamnaməyə əsaslanır.

Azərbaycan Respublikası Dövlət Torpaq və Xəritəçəkmə Komitəsinin Dövlət Aerogeodeziya Müəssisəsi geodeziya, topoqrafiya, kartoqrafiya, aerofotoplanalma və dəniz geodeziyası işlərini Azərbaycan Respublikasının «Geodeziya və Kartoqrafiya haqqında» qanununa əsasən həyata keçirən baş podratçı təşkilatdır.

Dövlət Aerogeodeziya müəssisəsi Dövlət Torpaq və Xəritəçəkmə Komitəsinin tabeçiliyində olmaqla, onun vahid sistemini təşkil edir və ona fəaliyyətinin nəticələri haqqında hesabat verir.

Dövlət Aerogeodeziya Müəssisəsi hüquqi şəxsdir.

Müəssisə aparatının və onun vahid sistemini təşkil edən şöbələrin saxlanılması və maddi-texniki təminat xərcləri Dövlət Torpaq və Xəritəçəkmə Komitəsinin və digər sifarişçilərin vəsaiti və qanunvericiliyə zidd olmayan mənbələr hesabına maliyyələşdirilir.

Müəssisənin ünvanı: Bakı şəhəri, Atatürk pr.-70,

tel: 461-71-17, 461-82-44

faks: 461-84-00

Baku Mapping Factory

Baku Cartography Factory of State Land and Mapping Committee of the Republic of Azerbaijan (hereinafter Factory) was given to subordination of State Land and Mapping Committee upon Decree 576 of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Factory is the new edition of statute of Baku Cartography Factory of State Geodesy and Mapping Committee registered as legal person on 28.08.1995 under ID D-669 by Justice Ministry and substitutes for that.

In its activity the Factory is governed by Constitution, laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decrees and orders of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, decisions and orders of the Cabinet of the Republic of Azerbaijan, orders and instructions of State Land and Mapping Committee and its Regulations.

The Factory is legal person possessing independent balance, public property upon the right of operative management, corresponding bank accounts, seal reflecting image of State Emblem of the Republic of Azerbaijan and its title, corresponding stamps and forms.

The Factory implements state policy in field of cartography in the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The Factory functions in coordination with state and municipality bodies, subordinate organizations of State Land and Mapping Committee.

Maintenance and logistics expenses of apparatus of the Factory and structure departments forming its single system are financed due to funds of State Land and Mapping Committee and other customers and sources not prohibited by legislation. Those funds are in disposal of the Factory.

The Factory is located in Baku City.

Address of SCLC

Address : Baku city, Sh. Mehdiyev str., 93a
Phone : +(99412)432 89 59
Fax : +(99412)432 89 59
E-mail: press@dtxk.gov.az
Web site: www.dtxk.gov.az
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