Going online: Gurgaon’s land records and Delhi & Mumbai’s construction permits

[] In a clear move towards digitisation, aimed at reducing project delays caused by delays in approvals, the administration in Gurgaon has already put the district’s land records online, while all construction permits in Delhi and Mumbai would only be accepted through the online medium, from October 2016

With a view to increasing transparency and ease of doing business, the authorities in the National Capital Region (NCR), on April 28, 2016, announced key online initiatives for the real estate sector.

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In Gurgaon, the administration has computerised the entire land record of the district, which can be accessed on the website

All `Jamabandis’ (land record) of Gurgaon district have been put in the public domain and are now available online. Haryana’s finance and revenue minister, Abhimanyu, informed this, while presiding over the division-level review meeting on computerisation of land records, held at the mini-secretariat in Gurgaon, an official release said.

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Abhimanyu reviewed the progress of computerisation of land records in all six districts of Gurgaon Division. The task of feeding land records in computers and putting them online, has been going on for the last 20-25 years but could not be achieved till now, he said. The revenue minister also set a target, for all districts of the division to complete computerisation work and uploading of land records by June 30.

Building permit process to move online

In a related development, the government is all set to do away with the manual process for obtaining construction permits, in the national capital by next month, making the entire system online as part of its plan to provide hassle-free public services delivery mechanism.

New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will stop accepting manual applications for building permits by May 15, while three other civic bodies of Delhi will adopt the system by the end of May.

NDMC chairman Naresh Kumar and commissioner of South Delhi Municipal Corporation Punit Goel informed about this initiative, while making a presentation at a workshop on ‘Ease of Doing Business for Construction Permits in Delhi’.

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Mumbai, will also accept only digital applications for construction works from October 2.

“From October 2, 2016, all construction permits in Delhi and Mumbai would be only through online mechanism. There will be no man-to-man contact,” union urban development minister, M Venkaiah Naidu said, on the sidelines of the workshop.

Naidu expressed concern over what he called the ‘paradox’ of India being the fastest growing economy of the world, but perceived to be the most difficult place to do business and invest in.

Naidu said the simplified online application and sanction systems being introduced in Delhi and Mumbai, would be implemented in all cities and towns, in a phased manner.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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