Pune: The state Inspector- General of Registration has started the SMS facility of getting updates on property documents has harassed as many as 1,700 queries in past 2 months from citizens.
Citizens have no more to rush towards SRO (sub-registrar’s office) to get the validity of documents; they can now stay updated by just sending a text to the office. The present situation is the details of registered documents after July 2012 is possible through the system. Plans are hiking to upload related to registered documents between the years 2002-2012 in next 1 month.
According to officials, “Per month 800 messages were received. These were for the documents which were genuine but the system had not accepted the half-filled required details. Plan is to connect with more and more citizens by revealing details of the facility at SRO. On the website of Inspector General Of Registration a manual has been uploaded to describe people how the SMS system operates. Some sources from real estate industry said that there have been examples of fake registrations.
This text facility will help citizens in finding whether a document has been registered with SRO (Sub- registrar’s office) or not. IGR said that it has facility to scan documents related to registrations and upload them on server, mainly those documents which were registers between the year 1985 and 2001, as they were manually registered.