By Accommodation Times Bureau
The state government is taking another step to simplify the process of securing deemed conveyance by removing unnecessary obstacles. The proposal states that housing societies that are applying to get their name on the property card will now no longer have to show records of the previous transactions with respect to the land. Hence it will be more than enough for them to show the records of the latest transactions done.
Revenue minister, Mr. Balasaheb Thorat said, ‘’securing deemed conveyance is a difficult job; therefore we have decided to simplify the procedure. Now when applying to get the name of the housing society on the property card, the society will not be required to produce all the past transactions records. As per a new government resolution that will be issued in the next fortnight they will have to produce the record of only last transaction’’.
The government when issues the deemed conveyance circular to housing societies it passes through four departments- district deputy registrar, stamp duty office, registration and city survey departments and land records department. Each department conducts a separate hearing with developer, landowners and occupants of building society.
Chairman of Maharashtra Societies Welfare Association (MSWA) said, ‘’societies are asked to pay stamp duty on the value of land, existing fungible FSI which goes up to several lakh of rupees though there were no certain that they would get conveyance. Therefore prolong procedure holds back the societies and flat owners from applying for the conveyance. CM, Prithviraj Chavan has now appointed officials for the respective department concerned with deemed conveyance. He says if in the first 10 days of each month the official completes the process many societies will get deemed conveyance.
Statistics says there are about 60,000 housing societies that are struggling to get conveyance because of technical reasons. This move will definitely lower the difficulties to some extent.