'Don't make UPOR card a must'

'Don't make UPOR card a must'

Goverment plans to implement the project from May 1

'Don't make UPOR card a must'

Making UPOR card mandatory will make it difficult for many city dwellers, who are on the verge of selling their properties due to financial problems or other reasons. So, the government should once again revise the rules, urged B L Bhyrappa, chairman of the Finance and Taxation Standing Committee of the Mysore City Corporation (MCC).

Speaking to press persons, here, on Thursday, he said: “The MCC has not issued title deeds to several plots and lands in Mysore till date. Before implementing UPOR card, the Urban Property Ownership Record (UPOR) project officials should talk to the MCC and Mysore Urban Development Authority (MUDA). As of now, the MCC is taking steps to recover its lands, which are either under legal litigation or encroached”.

The MCC has categorised revenue and regular layouts, slum board areas and Ashraya houses to collect tax. “Immediate implementation of UPOR will badly hit the MCC’s revenue inflow, he added.

As the lands have been given by the erstwhile Maharajas of Mysore, the title deed of the MCC building was not given in the later stages.

 Even today, some of the MCC buildings do not have their documents. When the government body itself has no legal documents, how someone can expect common people to have them? he questioned.

The UPOR card will end up like the Aadhaar card. It will make people suffer and its purpose cannot be accomplished.

As per a circular, in the absence of a UPOR card, no site, residential or commercial unit, may be purchased, sold or registered.

UPOR documents will be the only tenable legal document to establish ownership and will be held akin to the Record of Rights, Tenancy and Crop (RTC) issued for farmland.