NEW DELHI: Delhi government has already started the process of strengthening its workforce at revenue offices where the properties will be registered even though the Centre is yet to give its nod to it to regularise the 1,800-odd unauthorised colonies in the capital.
Sources said the revenue department has started hiring
officials and support staff for the existing and new offices of sub-registrars
to tackle the huge rush of people who would queue up to get the ownership
rights of their houses by paying stamp duty.
The revenue department is likely to open 40 new sub-registrar offices across the city, which will exclusively deal with sale deeds of properties in the 1,797 unauthorised colonies. Each office will require an additional staff of 7-8 assistants and computer operators to verify the documents and register the properties.
However, revenue minister Kailash Gahlot said that no specific details of the new offices and staff have been worked out as yet. But the department has been sensitised to strengthen the workforce to tackle the huge rush of property owners once the registrations starts.
According to an estimate, there are about 18 lakh properties that would need to be registered once the Centre gives its nod. The properties initially changed hands on the basis of general power of attorney. After the government banned registering of GPAs, sources said people sealed their deals on stamp papers attested by notaries.
A revenue department official said that a sub-registrar office can register 150-180 properties in a day. Considering that there are about 18 lakh electricity connections in such colonies, there is a need for at least 40 sub-registrar offices to complete the task in a time-bound manner.
Delhi currently has 21 sub-registrar offices in its 11 districts. Most of these offices are overburdened with work with waiting time extending up to 10 days. Though registration is done online, the process takes time.
While the housing and urban affairs ministry has already prepared a cabinet note to grant ownership rights to people residing in the unauthorised colonies, Delhi Development Authority will soon undertake the process to determine their boundaries using GIS images. This work will be executed by Survey of India, an official said.
Source: ET Realty
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