Revenue Minister R. Ashoka announced that soon, all types of registrations, including property registration, can be completed with the click of a mouse. After the successful trial of the web-based Kaveri-2.0 software, the facility will be made available at all Sub-Registrar Offices across the State in three months, making the property registration process more efficient and convenient for citizens.
Currently, the software is undergoing a dry run in all offices. It was first tested at the Chincholi and Belagavi South Sub-Registrar Offices and it took only seven to ten minutes for the registration process to be completed.
Once the dry run is finished, the Government plans to introduce the new system in Ramanagara, Belagavi, Mandya, and Mangaluru, before expanding the system to the rest of the State. This will revolutionize the property registration process, making it easier and faster for citizens to complete their registrations.
The Department of Stamps and Registration has developed a new software, Kaveri 2.0, in association with the Centre for Smart Governance, to prevent multiple registrations of the same property and other fraudulent transactions. This relieves the public of the ordeal of waiting at the Sub-registrar’s Offices for hours or depending on touts. The software is designed to automatically calculate the fees to be paid by the buyer, eliminating the role of brokers and touts.
Citizens can upload documents of a property requiring registration and pay stamp duty and other fees online. After that, they can select a convenient date and time to visit the Sub-registrar’s Office of their choice to provide biometric details such as signature, photographs and thumb impression to complete the registration process, similar to the passport application system. After successful registration, property documents will be sent to the Digilockers of the buyers, who will also receive regular updates via SMS. Property details will automatically get updated in the Khatas (auto-mutation process).
To put an end to property buyers being duped by conmen, the Government is integrating various e-Governance initiatives such as Bhoomi, e-Swathu, e-Aasthi, Khajane-II, FRUITS and Sakala. This will ensure that documents including ‘khatha’, ‘pahani’ (RTC of the land) and survey number are made available at Sub-Registrar’s Offices, and the signed documents will go to the owner’s Digilocker.