‘Lengthy registrations now passé with Dharani portal’

Many land sellers and buyers express happiness over quick registration through Dharani portal

By   |  Published: 6th Nov 2020  12:02 amUpdated: 6th Nov 2020  12:55 am
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar interacting with the staff at Dharani control room in Hyderabad on Thursday.

Warangal: The way registration of lands is being done through Dharani portal now is literally a thrilling experience for many land sellers and buyers, who come to Tahsildar or Joint Registrar’s office for the registration.

Speaking to Telangana Today, many farmers (land owners) expressed happiness over the introduction of Dharani aimed at registering agricultural lands (in phase I) at the Tahsildar’s office instead of the Sub-Registrar’s office.

Nalamasa Veerabhadram of Kalvala village in Kesamudram mandal of Mahabubabad district, who got transferred and registered 20 guntas of land from his father’s name to himself on Thursday at Kesamudram Tahsildar office, said he had gone to the sub-registrar’s office in Mahabubabad, which is the district headquarter, but could not get it registered due to the cumbersome process and the ‘fear of bribe’.

“But now I could transfer the ownership of the land inherited from my father to my name in just 20 minutes. I was both shocked and surprised by the way the registration process was carried out. I did not pay a single rupee to anyone except the prescribed charges related to registration. I am very happy and people should thank Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao for bringing this facility to help people like us,” he added.

Mudigiri Jaya of Penugonda village in Kesamudram mandal said she was told that one had to do the rounds of the Sub-Registrar’s office to get the land registered. “Just the thought of that put us off in the past. But now, the entire process of land registration and mutation was done in just 25 minutes at the Tahsildar’s office,” she said, adding that one acre of land from her husband Kumara Swamy to her name was transferred and registered in a jiffy on Thursday.

Stating that the registration process has become a very easy task compared to the previous method of registration, Elkaturthy Tahsildar and Joint Registrar Gujjua Ravinder Reddy said that the registration is being done in 25 to 30 minutes. “Moreover, the people need not visit the ‘document writers’ and pay anywhere between Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000 per document writing. Now, they can simply upload the information on the Dharani website. Details like name of the seller, purchaser, Aadhaar numbers, addresses and extent of area etc., should be given during the slot booking. We receive the same application and do the process of registration by taking the thumb impression and photos,” he said.

Reddy, however, said they could resolve the issues of ‘disputed lands’ and other ‘pending issues like passbooks issued without digital signature of the Tahsildar.

“We cannot do the registration of the lands purchased by the people from those who were given ‘Assigned Lands’. But I hope issues like this would be addressed by the government soon,” he added. Reddy also said that more awareness about the Dharani portal has to be created among the people.


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