Go on fast-track mode to dispose of old cases, revenue officials told - ECAS Punjab

Go on fast-track mode to dispose of old cases, revenue officials told

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Parvesh Sharma

Tribune News Service

Sangrur, November 30

Sangrur Deputy Commissioner Ramvir has directed officials of the Revenue Department to immediately dispose of cases that had been pending for over a year.

Last month, the Deputy Commissioner formed a committee to scrutinise registration of sale deeds of properties, where the purchaser did not deposit the full mandatory stamp duty, and sought a detailed report.

"During a monthly review meeting, I directed all senior officials of the department to dispose of all cases to save residents from harassment," said the DC.

The working of various officials, posted in various offices of Sub-Registrars (Tehsils), is under the scanner after the DC dismissed a junior assistant last month.

"I dismissed the junior assistant as he misappropriated stamp duty of Rs 34,000. Apart from this, he acted irresponsibly as he neither submitted his reply nor did he appear before senior officials at a fixed time during inquiry," the DC told The Tribune.

He confirmed that before the dismissal, a detailed inquiry had exposed violation of mandatory norms while registering sale deeds.

Members of the committee have been told to find out reasons for depositing lower amount of stamp duty in other cases. A detailed report with the name of the official who allegedly facilitated the registration of sale deed without paying the mandatory stamp duty has also been sought from them.

Sources said it was not the first time that the registration of properties had been under the scanner in the district, as earlier too, the delay or registration of properties without mandatory NOC had brought a bad name to various offices.

Last year in July, hundreds of sale deeds of plots in illegal colonies were registered without the mandatory NOC in the office of Sangrur Sub-Registrar. Later in December 2019, during an inquiry by the then SDM Bhawanigarh, it came to light that some residents procured loans worth lakhs by fraudulently changing the online land records.

"We will not spare anyone after getting the detailed report," said the DC.


Officials under DC scanner

  • Working of various officials, posted in offices of Sub-Registrars (Tehsils), is under the scanner after the DC dismissed a junior assistant last month
  • Members of the committee have been told to find out reasons for depositing lower amount of stamp duty in other cases


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