“The report is positive and extremely encouraging. SAS Nagar has passed the litmus test. Decks are clear for the State wide roll out of the system”, claimed Mrs.Vini Mahajan, Additional Chief Secretary –cum- Financial Commissioner Revenue, Punjab after reviewing the progress of Online Property Registration System launched in SAS Nagar on January 8.Giving details, the FCR-cum-ACS said that there have been no manual registrations in the district since the launch of the new system. There have been as many as 1063 online property registrations in a fortnight including 190 in Mohali, 8 in Banur, 211 in Derabassi, 243 in Zirakpur, 293 in Kharar and 118 in Majri. The figures are apparently indicative of the fact that people have adapted to the changed system, said she.Similarly, the system is running seamlessly at the tehsil level in Moga and the sub-tehsil level in Adampur where it was administered as trial run on November 17 last year, added Mahajan. Moga has entertained 970 online property registrations and Adampur has registered 399, in a period of two months, said she.
The thorough review of the system suggests that it is an apt time to implement the system across all the 22 districts. Modalities are being worked out for the same and after meeting the due infrastructural and technical requirements the State will hopefully bid adieu to the age-old cumbersome property registration process by March 2018 and emerge as a frontrunner at the National level.The Online Property Registration System makes registration very simple, citizen friendly with foolproof cyber security in place. It also eliminates the possibility of the citizens being misled on the Collector rates, various exemptions and there calculation method, opined FCR. The person concerned has just to open the NGDRS portal and create his login-id by entering the username and password. Thereafter he has to enter the property details and check the applicable collector rates, exemptions etc. as prompted by the system. Every time a login is initiated, an alert is sent on the registered mobile number.
The salient features of this leap towards modernizing and streamlining the Revenue Administration by online registration of land records under the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) includes providing an online interface to the citizens to enter data related to Registration and uploading of property documents 24X7, enable automatic calculation of Stamp Duty, Registration fees and other fees based on Collector Rates and also reduce dependency on Deed Writers. The citizens receive SMS alerts at Data Submission, Appointment and Completion of Registration, eliminating the scope for fraud. Further, the online appointment system gives flexibility to the citizens to choose their date of appointment for the registration. Also, the entry of AADHAR number of the buyer and seller further checks fraudulent deals. The real-time report generation as well as capturing of photos are other features of the system. Besides, Sub-Registrars are subjected to biometric authentication to negate frauds. It also provides for linking of land records with the registration process, informed Mrs. Vini Mahajan.