Patna: There has been very poor response to the state government’s initiative to encourage people for online registration of property with 1% discount up to Rs 2,000 on stamp duty. Only 17 individual and 46 society deeds have been registered so far since the facility was opened by chief minister Nitish Kumar on February 19 this year. The figure stands nowhere compared to around 4,000 offline registration of deeds through conventional method in the state every day.
“On an average, 3,500 to 4,000 deeds are registered across the state every day,” said assistant inspector general (registration) Mukta Verma on Thursday. “When we compare this to online registrations, the number is definitely not encouraging,” she said.
The government’s motive behind the move was to help people save time and the hefty amount they have to pay to the deed writers to get their properties registered. Till June 30, only 17 properties and 46 societies have been registered online across the state. Sixteen out of the 17 properties and 24 out of the 46 societies were in Patna alone. These online registrations have been made through the registration offices connected to the centralized server at the Patna headquarters. Department sources said altogether 123 registry offices are functional in the state out of which 65 are yet to be made online.
“The main reason behind such a poor response to the online deed registration is that people having property in their names are not tech savvy. It is seen that elderly people or those not conversant with the technological advancement still prefer the conventional process,” said an official of the registration department.
Credits Times of India