Rules pertaining to division of property simplified

Ivan D’Souza, MLC, said here recently that a recent circular by the State government has given specific concessions to the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Uttara Kannada in the division of family property. It simplifies rules pertaining to the division.

Addressing presspersons here on Monday he said that the department of rural development and panchayati raj issued the circular on May 8 ahead of code of conduct for gram panchayat elections came into force from May 10.

It simplifies rules pertaining to division of property under forms 9, 11A and 11B, popularly referred to local as the ‘9/11’ issue.

The concessions granted include doing away with a provision that required anyone wanting to sell family property to obtain layout clearance.

However, to obtain the necessary documents issued using e-Swattu software, one just has to submit the original registered property ownership deed and once the property ownership deed is executed, the new property owner can obtain the property records on payment of prescribed fee, he said. For land conversion cases in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts as per section 95(2) of Karnataka Land Revenue Act, 1964, he said gram panchayats are now empowered to issue form 11B for ‘podi’ cases (revenue land for which farmers do not have land records) once the applicant has submitted the application and the prescribed fee to the Tahsildar concerned. In cases where ‘podi’ and separate part number is to be issued for property so divided, GPs can issue form 9 and 11A as per single site plan approval norms.

Gram panchayats now are also empowered to issue pahani (RTC), revenue sketch issued by village accountants, land conversion order, sale/division and hereditary deeds and single site plans using e-Swattu software before issuing 9, 11A and 11B forms.

The government however has ensured that anyone wanting to develop a layout in areas outside the local planning area however have to complete the formalities prescribed by the local urban development authority, he said. With this the BJP now will not have any issue against the Congress in facing the gram panchayat elections, he said.

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