The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has announced another ‘Green Channel' initiative which it claims will enable citizens to get mutation certificates or change in owner's name of property, within four working days.

If all the necessary documents are submitted to the respective Citizen Service Centres (CSCs) in the circle offices along with payment of the requisite fee of 0.1 per cent of the value mentioned in the registered document, the officials concerned are supposed to issue the certificate within the stipulated time or face the penalty of paying Rs. 50 a day.

Guidelines issued

GHMC Commissioner Sameer Sharma, who will soon be relinquishing charge soon, issued a series of guidelines in the circular issued to his staff on Friday where he pointed out that though the mutation process for which 10,000 applications are filed annually is supposed to take 25 days for issuance but was taking more time inexplicably.

Such applications are pending with the tax inspectors or bill collectors for want of field inspections leading to the delay in process and causing hardships to citizens. Under the green channel now, applications will be accepted only through the CSCs.

Documents to be submitted include the latest property value certificate issued by the Registration Department at the time of submission if the application is submitted three months after the registration. Attested registered sale/gift/partition deed or court decree, latest property tax receipt clearing all dues up to the current year, link documents, encumbrance certificate, undertaking on a notarised affidavit-cum-indemnity bond of Rs.50.

Other documents could also be legal heir/family certificate issued by the Revenue Department along with application, death certificate, etc. The Commissioner has said that the CSCs can accept or reject applications at the submission stage itself if relevant papers are not given. Tax inspectors should, if need be, inspect in 10 days or even the Deputy Commissioner.

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