Soon, verifying property details to be made easy

Soon, verifying property details to be made easy

Soon, verifying property details to be made easy

Kaveri software, used for immovable property registration, to be integrated with database in ULBs.

The State Stamps and Registration department will soon integrate its Kaveri software (Karnataka Valuation and e-Registration), which is now being used for registration of immovable property, with that of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) in the State, including the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), to prevent fraudulent transactions.
Once integrated, sub-registrars will be able to access the database of properties enlisted in the ULBs coming under their jurisdiction.

Authenticity of the documents produced at the time of property registration will be verified by the sub-registrars by accessing ULBs’ database before taking up the process, Inspector General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamps, Adoni Syed Saleem said.

Though the department has made it mandatory for all sub-registrars to verify all the documents before undertaking registration, there is no mechanism in place for the officials to find out whether a document is genuine.

Once the proposed system is introduced, authenticity of documents like katha certificate and tax-paid receipt that are issued and maintained by ULBs, can be verified easily.

The department, Saleem said, is planning to take up the integration process once the Kaveri software is upgraded. The department is upgrading the software to enable people to book an appointment on the day of their convenience for property registration. The upgrading is in its final stages, and is expected to be completed in a week’s time, he added.

The contract to upgrade software has been given to the Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), which is the premier R&D organisation of the Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

On pilot basis

The IGR said the department is planning to first integrate the BBMP’s property data of some select zones with Kaveri. The new system will be experimented in two to three sub-registrar offices to begin with. It will be extended later to all the 34 district registrars and 247 sub-registrar offices in the State.

Saleem said the new software will also enable people to furnish pre-registration details online to the sub-registrar office. The details can be furnished at the time of booking their appointments for property registration. The new facility will help people avoid any errors in the registration of documents. The details can be verified again at the time of registration. In the existing system, people provide the details only at the time of registration, he added.