|Come January next year and the State government will launch ''Urban Property Ownership Record (UPOR)''scheme in Bangalore, wherein unique legal property ownership identity cards will be issued to property owners.|
|The UPOR will soon be a must for all land-related transactions. “We will start the initiative in Bangalore by first selecting 50 wards of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike. An estimated four lakh properties will be taken up in the first phase. We plan to start issuing UPORs within the next eight to nine months,” Rajeev Chawla, Secretary (Bhoomi and UPOR), told reporters in Bangalore on Saturday. The move is akin to Aadhar numbers which serve as unique identity to citizens. The Department of Survey Settlement and Land Records has already started UPOR pilot project in Mangalore, Bellary, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad and Shimoga in public private partnership mode.|
The UPOR will have the map of the property, its GPS coordinates, history of previous ownership, mutation of property records in case of sale/partition among others.
“In urban areas, unlike in rural, clear ownership data and titles are not available. The UPOR will serve as legal ownership documents for urban properties. The card would be required for all land-related transactions and can be procured from citizen services centres by the end of next year,” Chawla said.
The task of urban property records will consist of surveying and mapping of all properties, verification of ownership, changes in records due to new construction, change in land use and mutation of records in case of sale and partition. Chawla said the department plans to cover all the 16 lakh properties in Bangalore in the next two years. The process of collecting and computerising property data of 25 lakh properties in Mangalore, Bellary, Mysore, Hubli-Dharwad and Shimoga is in full swing, the officer said.
As the UPOR project involves mapping and measuring of all properties, it will also help in detecting encroached properties. “In Mysore, survey shows that there are 2.75 lakh properties, while the city corporation had only 1.75 lakh properties recorded”, Chawla pointed out.
In the works
* Properties in Bangalore can now be registered at any of the 42 sub-registrars’
offices in Bangalore Urban district
*Encumbrance details of property can also be obtained from any of the 42 sub-registrars’ offices
* Initiative will be extended across the State within the next six months by amending suitable laws
* On-line registration of properties also on the cards in the long run
* Registration of the deeds will be intimated to buyers/sellers by SMS
*Bhoomi system ( the project of on-line delivery and management of
agricultural properties)and Kaveri (Karnataka Valuation and e-Registration project) system integrated