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.