Transparency in Governance: Telangana to Make Aadhaar Mandatory for Land Deals

Aadhaar land dealing - Telangana

This move by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government aims to tackle corruption and make the process of land dealings transparent.

Telangana is all set to make Aadhaar mandatory for all kinds of land registration from March 11, 2018.

This move by the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) government aims to tackle corruption and make the process of land dealings transparent.

Aadhaar land dealing - Telangana
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Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, speaking at the collectors’ conference at Pragati Bhavan on Tuesday, said that all age-old practices followed through the years for the buying and sale of land would be considered redundant. The process will be made transparent and accountable using Aadhaar reported the Times of India.

Under the system, both the buyer and seller will have to make appointments at the registration authority and be physically present on the decided day.

The monetary exchange has to completed by that time.

Therefore, registration of land in unauthorized layouts will no more be allowed, reported the publication.

Banks will only give out loans based on the details on the Dharani website, and not from Pattadar passbooks.

These rules are expected to come into effect from March 11, 2018, after the Chief Minister launches the new registration policy.

“In the land records purification programme, 93% of land and 92% accounts were found to be undisputed and without any litigation. By February-end, there should be one revenue court in the district in place of courts of RDO, joint collector and district collector. Revolutionary changes are going to take place in the revenue records maintenance from March 12,” said the CM according to TOI.

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To cater to the large number of land registrations that take place in the state daily (~2,500 to 4,000.), 443 mandal offices in addition to the existing 141 sub-registrar offices will be allowed the responsibility of registrations. Registration offices will also be set up in 584 mandals.

Also, the overall time taken for mutation of land (transfer or change of title in the records of the local municipal body for the concerned property) will be cut down, and the details with any additions or changes will immediately be entered in the passbooks of both parties. To facilitate this, advanced computers and servers will be made available.

These passbooks will be sent by courier to both parties, and the details of the land dealing will be immediately updated on Dharani website.

“The Dharani website can be accessed from anywhere in the world. The collectors should update details of sale and purchases beginning March 12 on the site. Core banking method will start from March 12. We have reduced Pahani columns and will use simple Telugu terms in place of Marathi terms,” the CM said

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