Telangana high court gives four weeks to cut Dharani clutter, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

June 24, 2023

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HYDERABAD: With farmers and property owners airing grievances – all related to Dharani portal – constantly, Justice K Lakshman of high court identified more than 20 common problems and gave a four-week deadline to the chief secretary and chief commissioner of land administration to come up with clear-cut solutions.

Some of the problems related to inaction of tahsildars in issuing e-pattadar passbooks, copies of sale deeds, partition deeds executed through the portal and others.

The judge directed the revenue authorities to file a compliance report before the court by June 15. He directed the judicial registrar of the high court to get the judgement translated into Telugu and keep a Telugu copy on the court website so that common people will understand Dharani-related problems.

The judge, in his order, said that as per the new law, a copy of a land transaction obtained through the Dharani portal should be treated as a certified copy. When the law clearly says there is no point in dodging the issue, the judge wondered why the tahsildars were refusing to issue the certificates or copies.

During the course of the hearing, the judge extracted as many answers as possible and also recorded them to ensure that a practical solution was found. One of the replies given by a tahsildar was that only scanned copies of sale deeds were uploaded onto Dharani and the originals were taken away by the land owners. Further, ROR Act 2020 does not provide any guidelines regarding the issuance of certified copies of documents registered on Dharani portal, the tahsildar explained.

The judge then understood that the instructions given by the top officials to lower-rung officials were different from what was envisaged in the written law. Noting that a cohesive approach was missing, the judge had summoned the CCLA and questioned him about the many fiascos of Dharani.

“The idea behind introducing Dharani is to reduce human intervention and weed out red-tapism in the maintenance of records. The irony is the same complaints are continuing even after its emergence,” the judge said.

  • Published On May 5, 2023 at 04:00 PM IST

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