Online appointment for property registration soon

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Bangalore, Oct 24, 2013, DHNS: The new facility will help in avoiding any error in the registration of property documents.

Registration of immovable properties will soon become a lot easier. People will be able to take online appointment with the sub-registrar’s office for property registration.

The department of Stamps and Registration will introduce an updated version of its document-registration software called ‘New Kaveri’ (Karnataka Valuation and E-Registration). The new software will enable people to book an appointment on the day of their convenience, which should be  a working day, for the registration.

“The updated software will in all probability be implemented in three months’ time. It will be first launched on a pilot basis in Bangalore Urban district and later extended to all the 34 district registrar and 247 sub-registrar offices in the State, Inspector General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamps Adoni Syed Saleem said.

The contract to update the software has been given to the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), which is the premier R&D organisation of the Union Ministry of Communications & Information Technology.

People do not have to wait endlessly for their turn at sub-registrar offices once the new facility is introduced. Currently, it is left to the discretion of the staff at sub-registrar offices to allow any one among those waiting to register their properties and, this has given scope for corruption in many offices.

Saleem said the new software will enable people to furnish pre-registration details online at the time of booking their slots. This will help people to avoid any errors in the registration documents. The details can be verified again at the time of registration. In the existing system, people furnish the details only at the time of registration.

New hardware

Besides, the average time taken for a document registration will come down to 10 minutes from 15 minutes each once the department implements the project to replace the existing hardware in all sub-registrar offices. The department has given the Rs 150-crore contract to HCL Technologies recently. New hardware will be in place across all the offices in four months, he said.

Replacement of hardware also enables implementation of ‘anywhere registration’ facility within the jurisdiction of a registration district. But, the department has shelved the plan to extend the facility beyond Bangalore urban district. However, the department will make use of the new hardware for issuing encumbrance certificates (ECs) at all the sub-registrar offices.

Easy process

*  Pre-registration details can be furnished in advance to the sub-registrar office
*  Time taken for registration of each document to come down from 15 minutes to 10 minutes.
*  To be launched on a pilot basis in Bangalore Urban district
*  To be extended to all the 34 district registrar and 247 sub-registrar offices

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