New Delhi: Authorities will now have to make public the details of every stage of processing applications for `No Objection Certificates` for selling land in the national capital by putting them on website following an order of the Central Information Commission.
Irked by complaints of bribe being demanded by officials for furnishing the NOC for land sale, the transparency panel directed the Delhi Government that applications received for NOCs and information on their processing be made available online from January 15 which should be updated daily.
"The Commission realises that citizens appear to be having a problem in getting their NOCs for sale of land. There are also a number of complaints made by citizens that bribes are demanded from them when they try and obtain an NOC," Information Commissioner Shailesh Gandhi said in the order.
"The Commission in exercise of its powers under Section 19(8) (a) directs the Divisional Commissioner (Revenue) D M Sapolia to ensure that the informant about applications received for NOCs and its further processing is displayed on its website...information will be put up on the website of the Public Authority from 15 January 2011 onwards and updated every day," he said.
In a different matter, Gandhi also sought the views of Delhi Government on making public every property transaction taking place in the national capital by placing the details on the web site.