I’d seen Mehrauli on the map so many times I wanted to see what it was like… While roaming about I passed Delhi’s first digitised property registration office! Use of IT is being promoted as a way to streamline the system and remove opportunities for informal interventions…
“Delhi took its first tentative step towards tout-free registration of property with the Capital’s first e-sub-registrar office and the online appointment management system in Mehrauli. The new building has a ritzy, corporate look to it with automated card control access and CCTV cameras all over its premises.
The sub-registrar offices register at least 32 different kinds of property documents such as will, relinquishments, leases and titles. The website will also give details about stamp duties in individual registration categories and even an online calculator will be available. People can proceed to fix their appointments at the sub-registrar’s office through the Internet or over phone. Each person will be given a unique appointment number, date and time.
“This is the most crucial step that will eliminate the room for corruption. We have a system where so many people reach the sub registrar’s office on the same day. With so much crowd and little infrastructure, everyone falls prey to touts who lure them with shortcuts,” divisional commissioner Vijay Dev told Mail Today.
At present, the system only allows logging in of “accepted and approved” registry documents. “None of the other two categories – rejection or impounding – are taken on record. It leads to a lot of ambiguity and leaves room for extraneous factors to get involved in the process. This new system will log every document PROPERTY and even the sub-registrar can’t keep anything pending, he’ll have to reply whether it has been accepted, rejected or impounded on the same day,” the divisional commissioner said. The people can expect to get their registry documents on the same evening between 4pm to 6pm.Senior revenue department officials acknowledge how such ambiguities throughout different stages of the process leave room for corruption. The Delhi government has plans to extend the e-registration facilities to another 10 sub- registrar offices by the end of this year. There are a total of 13 sub-registrar offices in the city.”
from – Bhuvan Bagga | Mail Today | New Delhi, July 2, 2012 http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-e-registration-of-property-e-subregistrar-mehrauli/1/203328.html
These are some pictures of a nice DDA park…