The Delhi government is preparing to establish five additional sub-registrar offices in the city due to the increasing workload and higher property registrations. At present, there are 22 sub-registrar offices, but this number will rise to 27 once the new offices are operational.
A senior Delhi government official stated that the revenue department has proposed the creation of these five new offices to the concerned minister, Atishi. The objective behind this initiative is to alleviate the burden on existing offices and expedite property registration procedures.
To further streamline the documentation process, the proposal also includes plans to hire additional staff for the helpdesk at the sub-registrar offices, ensuring better assistance for the public in completing their paperwork.
The district-level sub-registrar offices, which come under the revenue department, are responsible for registering properties, deeds, and substantial monetary gifts. The revenue generated through stamp duty for these documents is a significant source of income for the government.
Certain sub-registrar offices are currently facing heavy workloads due to the substantial number of property registrations and other official tasks. The proposed locations for the new sub-registrar offices include Janakpuri, Model Town, and Kashmere Gate, where the workload is particularly high.
Under the Registration Act of 1908, which governs the registration of documents, it is possible to establish new sub-registrar offices. As evidenced by officials, the existing offices registered 2.33 lakh documents in 2020, which increased to 3.33 lakh in 2021 and 3.69 lakh in 2022.
(With PTI inputs)