IGR reviews functioning of Sub-Registrar offices in Jammu

IGR Sheikh Arshad Ayub during inspection of SR offices in Jammu on Thursday.
IGR Sheikh Arshad Ayub during inspection of SR offices in Jammu on Thursday.

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Sept 15: The Registration Department in J&K has intensified inspection of the Sub-Registrar (SR) offices across the UT to take on-the-spot review of the functioning of these offices.
Inspector General of Registration (IGR), J&K, Sheikh Arshad Ayub along-with Additional Inspector General of Registration Jammu (AIGRJ) Mansoor Aslam and Registrar Jammu, Natasha Kalsotra undertook a comprehensive review of the working of SR offices in Jammu Khas, Jammu South and Jammu North today.
It was noted that SR Jammu South, Khas and North are the three heavy work load offices with each office conducting 20-25 registrations or more on a daily basis. The SR Jammu Khas has the distinction of having conducted maximum number of registrations on a single day i.e 59 registrations on 20th January, 2022 with a revenue collection of Rs 36.26 crore, which is above the prescribed limit of 42 slots.
Comprehensive discussions were held with the three SRs on all aspects covering document registration and implementation of new initiatives. The issues discussed, inter-alia, included booking of slots, uploading of documents, checking of documents, stamp duty and registration fee, acceptance of documents and registration of various instruments.
IGR, J&K exhorted the SRs to give priority to registration of lease deeds. For enhanced transparency, the three SRs were directed to upgrade their CCTV system with two-way audio by 20.09.2022.
The SRs were directed to speed up the Revenue & CAPEX expenditure under relevant heads, submission of inputs to ACB/CBI cases referred to Registration Department, defacement of pending e-GRAS challans and submission of scanned registration data in respect of immovable properties to LRIS Portal on a daily basis.
The meeting was informed that a number of initiatives are at various stages of implementation. These include IPG Payment Gateway for collection of registration fee, PAN verification of parties, Aadhar authentication services, Home visit module and installation of CCTV cameras with two way audio system. Upon implementation of these initiatives, the registration work will become more transparent, hassle free, time bound and citizen friendly.
The SRs requested for provision of a security guard for safeguarding the valuable registration records. The SRs were informed that the matter has already been taken up with higher authorities for positioning a security guard in the premises of the three offices for safety of the registration records.