People to be offered tea, coffee at sub-registrar`s office

Delhi Government has decided to set up 14 new offices across the city for registration of properties which will have a sleek ambience and offer people various amenities including tea, coffee and snacks.

Updated: Feb 17, 2011, 22:33 PM IST

New Delhi: Don`t be surprised if you are
offered tea and snacks when you visit a sub-registrar`s office
for registration of properties.

Delhi Government has decided to set up 14 new offices
across the city for registration of properties which will have
a sleek ambience and offer people various amenities including
tea, coffee and snacks.

A senior government official said the new offices are
being set up considering the increasing volume of property
transaction in the city as well as to offer people a
comfortable ambience.

Currently the city government has 13 sub-registrar
offices for registration of properties.

"This is an initiative to ensure that people do not
face any difficulty in registration of properties. The
government earns a lot from these registration and stamp
duties," the official said.

Adequate number of computers will be installed in all
these offices to help the people get various information
through the online system.

The government`s revenue collection from stamp duty
and registration of properties has surged by a whopping 62 per
cent till January this year in comparison to what it earned
during the corresponding period last fiscal.

Revenue department officials said government collected
Rs 1,370 crore during April 2010 to January 2011 against Rs
843 crore collected during the corresponding period last year.

PTI