HYDERABAD: In a major respite for the people with Agreement cum General Power of Attorney (AGPA) registration title deeds, the state government has given a green signal to the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) and Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation
(GHMC) to regularise the same under Layout Regularisation Scheme (LRS).
A few thousand applications with AGPA register title deeds received under LRS 2015 have been put aside by the HMDA and GHMC as there had been no clarity on the same. As per LRS guidelines, only those unapproved layouts and sub-division of plots with registration sale deeds and title deeds existing as on October 28, 2015 are eligible for regularisation.
HMDA Metropolitan Commissioner, T Chiranjeevulu had in January, written a letter to the state government seeking clarification on the same. The Municipal Administration Urban Development (MAUD), Secretary, Navin Mittal a few days ago issued a letter to the HMDA stating that since registered
AGPA with possession is also a title deed which establishes the title over the property, there is no objection to consider them under LRS, if the same is executed on or before October 28, 2015.
HMDA officials told Express that they would process the AGPA applications in a phased manner. However, AGPA applications without possession would not be processed and would be rejected, they added.
Meanwhile, people who have applied for layout regularisation in HMDA have to wait for another six months to get their layout approved. Realising that to processing over 1.66 lakh LRS application, just over 150 staff was not enough, HMDA Commissioner, T Chiranjeevulu hired 50 more architects bringing
the total to 200.
HMDA is sure of processing pending LRS files by September. So far, of the 1.66 lakh applications, title verification for 1.35 lakh is complete, 95,000 verifications and 25,000 field inspections are done. About 20,000 applications have shortfalls.