More Power to Govt Registration Officers

Published: 22nd July 2014 08:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd July 2014 08:58 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The State Government has amended Section 22-A of the Registration Act to empower registering officers to refuse registration of certain documents with a view to prevent fraudulent transaction of immovable properties.

Replying to a question from Saroj Kumar Samal (BJD) in the Assembly on Monday, Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Bijayshree Routray said by the amendment, the registering officer has also been empowered not to register any document unless the transferor produces the record of rights.

The transferor should satisfy the registering officer that he has right, title and interest over the property transferred, he said.

The Minister said the registration system in the State has been modernised under ‘e-dharani’ in which 185 registration offices have been computerised.

Stating that there is no plan to open new sub-registrar office in the State, he said registration offices are opened keeping in view the number of documents presented for registration during a year.

When the documents registered in a year is more than 7000, the proposal for bifurcation of the registration offices arises, he said and added that if the number exceeds 1500, the ex-officio sub-registration office is converted to a regular office.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp