To rein in illegal property dealers in the city, the Haryana government has asked the district administration to take swift action against those who have either failed to acquire licence or not applied for the same.
So far, only 864 such dealers are registered against a total of 10,000. The state revenue department has directed the district officials to start sealing the offices of the offenders. The sealing process would be videographed.
At a meeting held here, Haryana financial commissioner (revenue) Naresh Gulati issued directions to Gurgaon deputy commissioner PC Meena to seal the offices of dealers who did not get themselves registered with the government.
Later, Meena said the property dealers not having a valid licence would be issued showcause notices and their offices will be sealed and the entire process would be recorded.
"They have been given 15 days to reply. These orders were issued on Friday," he added.
In January 2009, property dealers in Haryana were asked to get registered and acquire licence to operate as per the guidelines of Haryana Regulation of Property Dealers Consultants Act 2008.
According to the act, no property dealer or his representative or partner can enter into transaction of sale-purchase of immovable property without obtaining the licence.
Violators can get an imprisonment for a term extending up to six months with fine up to R10, 000 on first conviction.
In the event of second or subsequent conviction, the prison term will not be less than one year which may be extended up to two years and also with a fine not less than Rs25,000.
The state financial commissioner who was in the Millennium City to review the progress of various works in six districts falling under Gurgaon division, said that as many as 864 property dealers were registered in Gurgaon district, the highest in the state.
Meena said that for obtaining a licence one has to apply with a fee of Rs25,000 and Rs50,000 as applicable.