After the success of its pilot project, the department of registration and stamps now plans to go ahead with the online registration for 12 townships being developed by private builders. The department also plans to appoint agencies to carry out the registration process at the buyer’s doorstep.
According to the data, 2,839 transactions have been registered online in the past nine months. “The system gives buyers an assurance about the authenticity of the project. E-registration cannot be done without verifying the credentials of the developer, including compliance of the non-agricultural land permission, other permissions and environmental clearance. We go through a rigorous process of verification.
Around 12 developers in key cities have approached us for the facility to be started at their premises,” said Shrikar Pardeshi, inspector general of registration and controller of stamps.
According to the officials, the agencies will assist in verification of the data. “The agencies will help in dealing with the technicalities. They will cross-check the information provided with the Aadhaar records. The agencies will charge a nominal fee for the service. This will not only save people’s time, but also curb corruption,” said Pardeshi.
The department will also tie-up with leading builders and developers for online registration of townships.
“In the first two projects, the number of tenements in the township was 1,000. But we are encouraging all kinds of townships in metros such as Mumbai, Pune and Thane to use the facility. Some of the 12 townships have only 200 houses. With minor technical assistance, the buyers will easily be able to use the facility,” Pardeshi said.
Developers have welcomed the move. “The process is hassle-free and legal. We have been getting good feedback from the buyers in Pune,” said Sunil Bajaj, real estate consultant in Navi Mumbai.