In a massive reform focusing on improving the registration system, the Telangana Government decided to suspend registration activity from Tuesday until further orders came into force.
Property Registrations Suspended By TS Govt
The TRS government is seeking to introduce a new system to provide citizens with quality services to register property documents. To ensure this, it is planning to reduce the human interface in land transactions.
The Telangana government has stopped registering land in all 142 Sub-Registrar Offices (SROs) of the state from 8th September, in order to introduce changes in registration of land in the state, particularly to grant Tahsildars the authority for agricultural land registrations in the Mandal Revenue Offices (MROs).
The offices can, however, register as usual deeds, marriage registrations and franking services. The G.O (102), which was issued by registration and stamps (R&S) on September 7 stated that the registration of the land and property has been stopped with the intention of offering quality services in the registration of property documents and of changing the procedural and technical applications.
Government to Revamp Registration Procedure
The government intends to give Tahsildars authority to register agricultural land as part of its reforms in the revenue department, where real estate mutation should be done immediately. Only buildings and non-agricultural (open plots) are recorded by the registration Department in urban areas.
Even though MRO offices will function as rural registration offices, some SROs in the rural areas would be moved to other urban areas. A committee has been established to work out procedures and proposed amendments, with district registrars and other officers in the registration department.
The state government on a pilot basis, two years ago, started registration of lands in Tahsildar offices in the state. Formal training was provided to some revenue officers. But it did not yield good results as the revenue officers are burdened with other duties.
The state government upcoming new act would provide quality services to citizens for registration of properties in Telangana.