Conclusive land titling system to be introduced in Chandigarh

CHANDIGARH: Chandigarh would be the first city in the country to introduce a conclusive land titling system. Union minister for rural development Chaudhary Birender Singh along with Vijay Madan, IAS, secretary, land resources, held a meeting on Tuesday at UT Guest House to take stock of the preparations of administration to move to a conclusive titling regime from presumptive titling system.

The main advantage of the new system is that it guarantees title to citizens. With its introduction, civil disputes in courts are likely to reduce drastically and ownership of various properties shall be guaranteed by the state, said officials. Under the new system, the estate office (and subsequently other property record keeping offices) will issue online certificate of property title that shall certify the ownership rights to the extent of share percentage of respective property.

This certificate displays unique land parcel ID apart from mandatory details like file number, site address, name of owner, father/husband/authorized signatory name and associated Aadhaar number and respective share percentage towards the property. The certificate shall also depict the key map of the sector where the property lies along zoomed view of the property and adjacent plots.

The map generated through the GIS enabled web service developed in-house by SPIC, department of IT, UT administration, in association with ESRI India; shall be embedded in this land title certificate. The certificates would also have provision to show the mortgage related information for the property. The unique feature of the certificate would be that apart from it been digitally, signed it would contain a QR code. Upon scanning it from any smart phone, the latest certificate showing the property title/ownership would be displayed.

Those present in the meeting included UT adviser, finance secretary, home secretary, deputy commissioner, special secretary (IT) and director, IT. The Department of IT, SPIC and estate office are managing this project in collaboration with Infosys.

Credits ET Realty

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