VIJAYAWADA: The AP Stamps and Registrations Department has introduced a new facility — e-registration of property documents — which it hopes will help eliminate the role of middlemen and curb corruption among the staff of the department.
Disclosing this to newsmen here on Monday, deputy inspector general (Stamps and Registrations) V Subba Raju said that the interface would be user-friendly once one logs on to registration.ap.gov.in. The applicant could create his own user ID and password to enter the site to register documents and then seek a slot with the officials of registration offices for a personal visit to have the documents registered.
“This will not only help eliminate the role of middlemen and curb corruption among the staff but also cut down the time one spends to register his or her documents,” Subba Raju said.
The pre-registration facilities include slot booking, data entry by user, generation of document and payment of duties online.
Subba Raju said that to provide better and prompt service, the department would provide slot booking to the public to save the time taken for registration of the property.
Initially, the department would provide six slots for booking up to 1 pm.
After that, the registering officer would register the property in the conventional method.
At present, after presentation of the documents before the sub-registrar and after scrutiny, the staff feed the data in the system and it takes 45 minutes to one hour and during the auspicious days it is very difficult for the sub-registrars to complete the process of registration within the stipulated time.
To provide better service to the public, the department has introduced data entry system by the public. It reduces the time taken by the data entry work in the office of the sub-registrar and also enables the registering public to check the data entry themelves.
After submission, the data fed into the system will automatically go to the concerned SRO jurisdiction. Because of this, a lot of time is saved by way of data entry work in the office of the sub-registrar.
One can generate documents by first feeding the data in respect of name of the seller (executant), name of the buyer (claimant), schedule of the property, names of the witnesses, consideration value and so on.
The module developed by the State Services Delivery Gateway has provided fixed covenants of the agreement/sale deed and as soon as the data is fed into the system, it will generate a copy of the document.
Even for registration of marriages, the procedure is now simple. At present, for registration of marriages, the parties approach the sub-registrar concerned for registration of their marriage under the Hindu Marriage Act. The parties have to submit application form with all details and they have to produce three witnesses for registration of the marriage.
Usually, the time taken for filling up the forms and the data entry in the Hindu Marriage Register is between 15 and 30 minutes in case of non-auspicious days and in case of auspicious days, it is very difficult for the sub-registrars to register the marriages in addition to regular registration of properties.
Now online application for marriage registration will be made available for the members of the public. They have to feed the data pertaining to bride, bridegroom and witnesses and after feeding the data, it will directly to go the registering officials.
Then they can approach the registering officials for registration of the marriage and issue of certificate.