Messed Up: Sub-Registrar’s Office Documentation

By NPG Nair
By NPG Nair

Thanks to the authorities concerned, here at Goregaon we have three full-fledged registration counters working at the Sub-registrar’s office. This center is supposed to cater to the real estate needs of the entire Goregaon and Malad areas. Thoughtfully, the authorities have equipped each center with computer scanning systems. And to take care of the daily load each such center, we are told, is allotting 40 tokens a day for registration of both sale and Leave & License documents as a package.

This arrangement was introduced by the authorities somewhere around the year 2004. Ever since then it has become an additional facility for both the customers and the Agents there of who facilitate the entire job involved in the process of Registration. This was necessitated for the obvious reason that the procedures are a bit complicated for the common folks to handle direct.

Documents for registration are taken in for processing against a token issued by the department advance. One has to take this before a day of its working by intimation on the phone. Imagine, hundred of flat seekers both for buying and leasing out are trying continuously on phone right from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., the time limit permitted. No more calls are entertained after 11am. And those who fail to obtain his time slot has to once again wait for the next morning working day to do the same exercise. Please understand the extreme inconvenience the people have to put up with in this regard.

Needless to say the present system need total revamping and to be made more user-friendly. This is for the good of the general public as well for the Agents and professionals operating for the public.

Another issue is this: Lately scanning of documents and delivery thereof in 2 out of the 3 centers take about 20 to 25 days time. This results in undue delay for raising bank loan for housing purposes. As every one knows this document is counted as one of the main chain of documents. It also upset the schedule payment to be carried out by the purchaser to the seller. This naturally causes pecuniary loss and inconvenience to all concerned.

More over, we hear that Malwani MHADA chawls and rooms are also brought under the purview of the registration proceedings. Earlier, all the Licensors & Licensees previously managed it without adopting this mandatory provision under the Rent Control Act. Thanks to the Police authorities for their scrutiny in this regard. This again adds to the already heavy load of registration work in the Sub Registrar’s office here in Goregaon. Evidently, the system has gone from bad to worse instead of making magnificent improvement.

It is common knowledge that the Sub-registrar’s office has to play a vital role in facilitating streamlined documentation of real estates for the common good of all concerned. People concerned are spending their life’s earnings to get into suitable accommodation.

We therefore suggest to the authorities that let us revamp the operations on realistic lines with more scanning stations besides more knowledgeable hands-on staff.

Jai Ho Mumbai’s accommodation interests!

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