The officials must take steps to maintain confidentiality of applicants’ data says citizens.
We had received complaints from citizens that their personal information like name, address and telephone number has been displayed at the notice board of the sub-registrar office. If such important details are revealed then online business centres and tele-marketers might procure sensitive information and misuse for their own benefit. Already it has been observed that tele-marketers obtain personal details of customers through the mobile operators and start calling customers for selling credit cards, loan, insurance policies and other financial products.
“Since my personal information is being displayed on the notice board, I am worried that it might be misused. The officials must take steps to maintain confidentiality of applicant’s data” said an applicant on the condition of anonymity.
Now applicants can register their leave license agreement online as they don’t have to stand in queue. The e-registration facility is made available through the statewide network of citizen service centres (CSCs). They can pay Rs 700. Leave license agreement can be registered for a period of five years. Stamp duty is 0.25 % of the total rent amount. Registration fee is Rs 1000. UID is necessary for e-registration. Authorised service providers are appointed for e-registration of Leave and Licence. Fee fixed for e-registration by ASP is Rs 700 only. Home visit will be charged Rs 300 extra.
“Even though the state government has started the online registration of property and leave license agreement but applicant’s information must not be compromised” said another applicant.
Leave and licence agreements in cities like Mumbai, which have prohibitively high real estate prices, account for around 35% of volumes in terms of documents registered, but the share of revenue collected is less considering the low stamp duty value compared to sale and purchase deeds. Apart from reducing foot falls and queues at registration offices, the initiative will ensure transparency, faster work and reduce human interference.
The CSCs are a term used to describe the around 6,000 functional Maha e-Seva centres, 350 Setu centres in district collector and tehsil offices and about 25,000 Sangram centres in gram panchayat offices.
These customer service centres will assist citizens to register their property online. They also are equipped with web cameras and biometric devices (thumbprint scanners) which are needed for the online registration.
The online module allows people to automatically calculate their stamp duty and registration charges, prepare, modify and view the draft agreement before it is executed and submitted for registration. The stamp duty and registration fee should be paid online through Government Receipt Accounting System (GRAS). The department will then register the document and send it back to the parties electronically.