Corruption in Property Transfer - Issues Faced

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The issues in any property transaction are--
1. Legal status of the property and legal owner data in central system
2. Any mortgage on the property which can be recorded by the lender in central system records
3. Any apartment/ constructed property must be registered only as per approved plans, and approved plans must be asked before making any built up property registration.
4. Circle rates/ registry rates must be revised periodically in sync with market rates always, as in Delhi the circle rate of only A category colonies are in sync, while most properties of Category B to G are at half the actual market rates, allowing large cash transactions in transaction and govt also loosing revenue of stamp duty too
5. Reduction in stamp duty rates, while making property rates as per market, so as to have level playing field for buyers
6. Accessibility of all records easily with small fees for any prospective buyer
7. There is urgent need of transparency in whole transaction flow and land records too
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In Maharashtra also it is same.One cannot register a sale deed without the help of agents.The bribe is paid through the agents.For every agreement to be registered one has to take two witness and wait for quite some time till the turn comes even though appointment is taken in advance.When aadhar card is there with biometric data still they will ask you to fix thumb impression and sign at so many places.The process is made so cumbersome and complex that you cannot do it without agents and bribe.Only for lease agreements some relief is there that you can do it without going to the registrar office. more  
Property transactions in Hyderabad Municipal area can't take place without involvement of bribes even today. Just visit and try to transact. You will know the mechanism.
Don't know, how these corrupt officials digest this black money. Looking at this and corruption at other places, it seems, another notebandi is overdue now to teach them a lesson. more  
I retired from the IRS as a chief commissioner of income tax in 2004. Since the early sixties, main area of interest has been the subject of corruption. I also happen to be a Life Member of TII.
As an income tax official, I am also conversant inter alia with the law regarding “affixture of notice”. I am an ardent supporter of the Hon'ble PM's call for fight against corruption. That is why I am pained and alarmed to see the evidence of the widespread conspiracy against the Prime Minister's drive.

Here is an example.


I live with my nephews, as I have no assets or possessions of mine. I live on the ground floor of their house at CR Park. I have been critically ill for quite some time and, as a result, I am required to be on oxygen and BiPap support for the most part of the day. Hence, I am almost always available for postmen, courier boys and the like.

On 23 November, on my return from my local (neighbour) doctor at about 5.25 pm, I was astonished to find a letter pasted on the wall of the house.

On perusal of the paper, it turned out to be a Notice u/s 346 of DMC Act of 1957, issued on 16.11.2018, under No. D/596/EE(B)-I/SZ/2018, under the signature of Asstt. Engineer (Bldg.), South Zone. The notice bears no e-mail address or phone number.

The purpose of this post is NOT to question the authority of the concerned officer to issue the notice or question his jurisdiction. What is most suggestive is that the notice dated 16.11.2018 requires the owners of the property to comply with it “within 03 days from the issue” of the same and the notice (i.e., by 19th November!), instead of delivering the same to or serving it on the residents, should be pasted on the outer wall of the property on the 22nd November! The motive behind this manner of service by affixture is clear to an experienced retired civil servant.

I wonder if, without attempting to serve the notice on the residents, it is within law to serve a notice by affixture and, that too, after the expiry of the time (3 days!) given for compliance therewith.

I also wonder, if this manner of interacting with the citizens/rate payers conforms with the Hon’ble Prime Minister’s stand on corruption.

I know for sure that this post of mine will not be acted upon and my nephews will have to suffer the wrath of the concerned officials, but I thought it my duty to try to bring it to the notice of the authorities for the sake of the image of the Prime Minister.

I am convinced that nothing can remove corruption from India as it is in our DNA.

I have always firmly believed that it takes courage to declare war against corruption. Let not the Hon'ble PM be spared of being subjected to humiliation by bureaucrats and govt servants at least.
I hope, this will be useful input in this context. more  
Yes it is there but one can avoid it if ready to have patience for multiple visits. I had experience of mutation case with HUDA Faridabad where after submitting all documents prepared by an Advocate there was repeated advise to pay extra for expediting the matter which was resisted saying there is no hurry and let there be objections. To my surprise everything went smoothly with 1-2 follow ups and transfer letter was received by post. more  
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