Delhi residents will have to wait a little longer to have a digitised and transparent mechanism for registration of properties as planned by the city government to replace the existing archaic system.
The Delhi government, which had drafted a bill modelled on the lines of the one existing in European countries for property registration, has been asked by the Centre to include certain provisions of the Land Titling Bill prepared by it in the proposed legislation.
"We were asked by the Centre to examine the Land Titling Bill 2010 prepared by the Union Rural Development Ministry before finalising our bill," Chief Secretary Rakesh Mehta said.
He said the Delhi Government will finalise the new draft of the Delhi Urban Property Registration and Titling Bill within a month. The Government had prepared the bill after detailed discussions with experts and other stake holders for the last three years.
The city government decided to introduce a new system of property registration to prevent fraudulent transactions under which an online database of all genuine properties will be put in place to ensure transparency.
After clearance from the Centre, the bill will be tabled in Delhi Assembly.
"Now we are reworking on it to adjust key features of the central bill. The process will be completed within one month," Mehta, who is the brain behind the scheme, said.
He said under the new system, the government plans to issue unique identification number and title to genuine owners of the properties.