Amendment to drop requirement of identifiers pending

ST CORRESPONDENT
Tuesday, 18 July 2017

This amendment will exempt them from providing two identifiers. In the current scenario, the parties registering these documents are required to provide two identifiers, who are expected to sign the documents declaring that they know both the parties.

PUNE: The proposal suggesting an amendment to Rule No. 48 of the Maharashtra Registration Rules, 1961, has been pending with the State government for the past six months. If the amendment comes into effect, both the parties will only have to provide their Aadhaar numbers while signing a sale deed, a flat agreement, a leave and licence or mortgage deed. 

This amendment will exempt them from providing two identifiers. In the current scenario, the parties registering these documents are required to provide two identifiers, who are expected to sign the documents declaring that they know both the parties.

The stamp duty and registration department submitted this proposal seeking an amendment to Rule No. 48 in February this year. The rule explains the procedure on the admission of the document to registration. The Sub-Section 5 of this rule exempts only military persons if they produce their certified identity card. In all other cases, both the parties have to provide identifiers.

The State Inspector General Registration and Controller of Stamps (IGR) has sent a proposal to save the parties from looking for identifiers and bring them to the sub-registrar office for registering the document. For those, e-registering properties will be done by merely using a web cam and a finger print scanner.

40 PC LEAVE AND LICENCE DEALS DONE ONLINE
- In 2016-17, around 2 lakh leave and licence agreements were filed online, which is 40 per cent of the total agreements registered in the State. The total number of leave and license agreements filed in the State were 3.25 lakh.
- In 2015-16, only 70,000 leave and licence agreements were filed online.
- The facility of e-registration is made available in Pune, Mumbai, Thane, Nashik, Nagpur and Raigad districts.

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