BHUBANESWAR, JULY 7, 2021
In another big step towards realization of 5-T principles in revenue service delivery, the State Government has substantially reduced the timeline for issue of various miscellaneous certificates and landed property mutation. The decision was taken at a high level meeting on delivery of Public Services held in virtual mode under the Chairmanship of Chief Secretary Suresh Chandra Mahapatra today wherein Principal Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Bishnupada Sethi outlined the issues relating to further reduction of timelines prescribed in Odisha Right to Public Services Act (ORTPS) Act- 2012.
Reviewing the progress made so far, Chief Secretary Mahapatra asked the concerned authorities to further simplify the property registration process by adopting end-to-end digitized system for the entire transaction. He directed to do away with the middlemen from property transaction and minimize the physical presence of the buyer and seller in office of the Sub-Registrars. “While reducing unwanted rush in offices would make the process easy, transparent and quick,” said Mahapatra.
Principal Secretary Sethi appraised that the timelines for landed property mutation which was 90 days as per new ORTPS Act of 2012, has now been reduced to seven days. Similarly, the timeline for issuance of scheduled caste and scheduled tribe certificates, OBC certificates and SEBC certificates has been reduced from 30 days to 15 days; and that for resident and income certificate reduced to 10 days from earlier 15 days; disposal of guardianship certificate application reduced from 45 days to 30 days; and, the timeline for issue of asset income and certificate for economically weaker section has been reduced from 15 days to 10 days, informed Sethi.
Available information shows that as of now around 40,000 uncontested mutation cases have been finalized as per the new timeline of seven days. Similarly, around 4.47 lakh various miscellaneous and caste certificates have been provided to the people since the issue of new timeline circular by Revenue and Disaster Management Department on 6 April, 2021.
Considering the feedback received through Mo Sarkar system, Chief Secretary Mahapatra said that it was visible improvement of service delivery in Tehsil offices. He directed to adopt the best practices for making the property registration process completely online. Principal Secretary Sethi said, “Steps are on to make registration and tehsil offices more people centric and automated with user friendly online systems”.
Additional Chief Secretary Home Sanjeev Chopra, Additional Secretary Sashadhar Nayak, Additional Secretary Shailendranath Dwibedi, Additional Secretary Usharani Sahoo along with senior officers from concerned departments also participated in the discussion.