Registration of property made easy

The initiative will be extended across the State within the next six months.
The Stamps and Registration Department will also intimate registration of the deeds through SMS, both in English and Kannada.

Chief Minister D V Sadananda Gowda on Saturday launched “anywhere registration facility” of the Stamps and Registration Department for Bangalore Urban, which will facilitate buyers and sellers of immovable properties in Bangalore to register the documents in any of the sub-registrar offices convenient to them. For instance, a property located in Jayanagar can be registered at sub-registrar office in Gandhinagar or Malleswaram.

Hitherto, property registration had to be done only at the jurisdictional sub-registrar’s office. Besides, encumbrance details of desired property can be obtained from any of the 42 sub-registrars offices in Bangalore.

The pilot project under the State government’s ‘Kaveri’ initiative was rolled out in July this year in Gandhinagar registration district by connecting the nine sub-registrar offices to a central repository which enables property owners to register their properties anywhere.

Information can be obtained through an electronic system without seeking the help of middlemen. Once the project is extended to all the districts, the statewide system enables registration of property, for example, located in Gulbarga, at a sub-registrar’s office in Bangalore, the Chief Minister said.

Gowda said there had been pressure from some quarters to scrap the project as the registration process would become transparent. “But, we have decided to extend the project to the entire State,” Gowda said.
In the long run, the Government also plans to amend laws and introduce online registration of properties as has been the practice in Australia, New Zealand and Scotland.

The Stamps and Registration Department has also integrated the Bhoomi system (the project of online delivery and management of agricultural properties) with Kaveri (Karnataka Valuation and e-Registration project) system. The integration would disallow transactions of properties granted to SC/STs and on which government restriction or court stay are prevailing.

The integration of Bhoomi and Kaveri will also ensure that the mutation (transfer of title of a property from one person to another) is automatically initiated without any data entry at the Bhoomi side. The process would ensure accuracy in the mutation process and completely eradicate errors in the data entry, officials added.
The Bhoomi will be sending automated SMS to buyers and sellers to intimate the status of mutation process. Any sales by unauthorised parties would be immediately known to the owner, the department officials said.

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