The Hush Post: To end the obsolete and cumbersome process of property registration involving much time and inconvenience to sellers and buyers, now property would be registered online in Mohali and Rajpura from January 8. The parties will enter data related to registration online and get appointment from the Sub-Registrar (Tehsildar) concerned as per their convenience. This will reduce the total time for registration of documents to five minutes.
Punjab is the first state in the country to launch the online property registration project, an initiative of the Union Government. National Generic Software for Document Registration (NGDRS) was roped in for the purpose. Online property registration is already going on successfully at Moga and Adampur in Punjab, where the trial run of the country’s first pilot project was launched on November 17.
“Keeping in view the success of the pilot project, we have decided to extend the online property registration service at Mohali and Rajpura from New Year. Deputy Commissioners of Mohali and Patiala have assured us to launch the service from January 8,” said Vini Mahajan, Financial Commissioner Revenue (FCR)-cum-Additional Chief Secretary (Housing and Urban Development).
The FCR-cum-ACS said the use of latest technology and cloud-based web software, which is less expensive and highly secure, will allow 24-hour online interface for citizens to enter data related to registration and uploading of documents.The new system will also allow automatic calculation of stamp duty, registration fees and other fees based on collector rates. This will reduce the dependency on deed writers.
The tehsildars will also be subjected to biometric authentication to negate frauds. Instant SMS alerts will be sent to sellers and buyers and land records will be linked with registration. Photos of buyers, sellers, witnesses along with tehsildar will be clicked to reduce impersonation.