IEP Chandigarh, October 27
To save the people of Punjab from disputes and litigations during the purchase and sale of property, Finance Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema and Revenue Minister Bram Shanker Jimpa while chairing a high-level meeting on Thursday decided to reduce the NOC process from 21 days to 15 working days.
During this meeting held here at Punjab Bhavan, on the suggestion of Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema, it was also decided that NoC would be issued in 5 working days under Tatkal for the convenience of NRIs and other such persons who need it in a short time span. The Finance Minister said that under Tatkal, NRIs or those persons who could not spare more time, would be able to get this facility in 5 days by paying some extra fee.
Meanwhile, the Cabinet Ministers also decided to provide login ID and password to the sub-registrars of the revenue department to check the originality of the NOC at the time of registration. This will help in fixing the responsibility of the concerned officer in case of any registration done using a fake NOC. This would also help in expediting the process of registering criminal cases against the frauds.
In the meeting it was decided to issue new licenses of Deed Writers for the convenience of the people. Along with this, it was also asked to ensure that every Deed Writer should display the instructions issued by the Punjab Government from time to time for the information of property sellers and buyers, and the concerned Tehsildars to ensure the same by conducting random inspections.
During the meeting, it was also decided that the list of all authorized colonies across the state will be published on the departmental websites of Revenue, Housing and Local Government to make people aware of the authorized and unauthorized residential colonies.
The Finance Minister directed the senior officials of the Revenue, Housing and Local Government Departments to submit suggestions for resolving other issues being faced during the property registration process in the next meeting so that immediate decisions could be made for the convenience of the people besides speeding up the real estate growth in the state. He said that under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, the Punjab government is committed to making the operations of all the departments simple and transparent.