All 42 offices in Bangalore are electronically integrated
Providing relief to hundreds of property buyers in Bangalore, the Government has enabled the ‘Anywhere Registration' concept, under which any property in the city can be registered with any of the 42 sub-registrars, thereby breaking the jurisdictional barrier.
Under the project, all sub-registrars' offices of Bangalore Urban district are electronically integrated to help the citizens to register a sale deed from his/her choice of office.
In July 2011, the Department of Stamps and Registration had started the Anywhere Registration concept on an experimental basis in the Gandhinagar District Registrar's office, which has jurisdiction over nine sub-registrar's offices.
Speed up process
Launching the initiative here on Saturday, Chief Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda said the new concept would not only bring in transparency, but also save time on the registration process.
“There have been calls to resist such integration from several quarters because of concerns about litigated properties being registered. Enough care has been taken to prevent such instances,” the Chief Minister said.
Mr. Gowda said the concept would be extended to the entire State by March 2012.
Other initiatives launched at the same time include a facility to get encumbrance details of properties situated anywhere in the State, from any sub-registrar's office. This facility would save people time, labour and money, a release said.
Further, an SMS, both in Kannada and English, will be sent to sellers and buyers of properties soon after successful registration. This would intimate them on the status of the mutation process and any fake sales by non-genuine parties.
Check on cheating
For agriculture properties, the sale deed registration will now be possible only by using the Bhoomi database, which will prevent cheating by unscrupulous owners who intend to sell the same piece of land to multiple buyers. With this, government properties cannot be sold by impersonation or through fabricated documents, and transactions of lands granted to members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, as well as those under litigation, cannot take place.
“We are trying to link the court orders to the sub-registrar's offices so that no transactions of property under litigation take place,” Revenue Secretary Rajeev Chawla said after the launch.