Haryana halts registering land switch after complaints of ‘malpractices’


Chandigarh, July 22

Haryana has quickly stopped the registration of land switch deeds within the state to weed out varied malpractices within the authorities’s key income technology course of.

The registration of switch deeds of varied classes of land has been stopped for various intervals between July 22 and August 15, an official launch stated on Wednesday.

The resolution will affect the sale and buy of land within the state in the interim.

The instructions to cease registering land switch deeds have been issued by the federal government to all deputy commissioners and different related officers together with tehsildars-cum-sub-registrars on July 21.

Financial Commissioner (Revenue) Vijai Vardhan stated in his instructions that the “stoppage of registration of transfer deeds under the Registration Act, 1908” is an interim measure.

A state authorities launch right here on Wednesday quoted Vardhan as saying that “the state government has given serious consideration to the complaints of malpractices that exist in the current mechanism for registration of deeds for the transfer of land. Therefore, it has been decided to temporarily halt the registration of transfer deeds under the said Act”.

“To build a technology and data-based mechanism to curb and curtail possible malpractices and to ensure system-readiness for the purpose, the government has decided as an interim measure for a short duration, to temporarily halt the registration of deeds relating to the transfer of land, with effect from July 22, while gearing up the technology and process-based system to be put in place for curbing malpractices,” the discharge quoted him as saying.

No registration of switch of deeds of the land shall be achieved by the Sub-Registrar/Joint Sub-Registrar from July 22 to August 5 for land inside municipal limits, city areas, as declared and notified beneath the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Act, 1963, the official assertion stated.

“No registration of transfer of deeds of the land shall be done by the Sub-Registrar/ Joint Sub-Registrar from July 22 to August 15 in respect of land situated in urban areas, as declared or notified under Section 7-A of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 and as amended from time to time,” the assertion stated.

The authorities has additionally forthwith cancelled all e-appointments for the deed registration and contemporary dates for a similar will likely be given later.

“Wherever technology of profitable e-stamp challans has been achieved, an extension of 30 days will likely be given for these challans, whose validity of 180 days expires between July 22 and August 17.

“For those possessing registered sale agreements between buyer and seller for transfer of land, executed before July 22, and as per terms and conditions of the said agreement, such deeds may be allowed to be registered by the Sub-Registrar/Joint Sub-Registrar of the concerned districts in writing in each case,” the assertion stated. — PTI



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