To put an end to red-tapism, the urban development and housing (UDH) department has directed the civic bodies officials not to conduct a physical survey of the houses, which was earlier required for name transfer process in lease deeds.
After receiving a feedback from the residents, that officers allegedly delay the process deliberately and harass applicants, UDH minister Shanti Dhariwal directed the department to end the process. Sources said orders regarding the same will be issued soon. “The civic bodies will also have to clear name transfer file within seven days,” said an official source
With this, many applicants heaved a sigh of relief as several cases were pending for months. Kamal Jain, one such applicant, said, “After my father’s death, I filled an application to transfer the lease deed of our house in my wife’s name at the Jaipur Municipal Corporation. The case is pending since November 2018. If the minister’s directions are strictly followed, the residents will get a huge relief.”
Similarly, the department will also eliminate the physical survey process for other land-related works. Earlier, during the time of property registration, a signature of civic body official was required. Before giving a nod, the civic body officials were conducting a physical survey of the property.
Also, a survey was conducted to give no objection certificate to the plot owners who were taking loan from the banks. “Before disbursement of the loan, the banks were asking a NOC from the civic body and survey was conducted for the same. The process wasn’t required and complaints were received that plot owners were allegedly harassed,” an official said.
He further said that there is a restriction that an allottee of any government housing scheme cannot sell a plot before certain time frame. However, permission from the civic body is required if owners want to sell the plot. A physical survey for the same will also be not done from now.
A senior official source said, “Once the order is released, strict disciplinary action will be taken against the official who continues to follow the process. The steps were taken after the UDH minister’s office received several complaints.”