Registration Of Documents: J&K Govt Warns Officers Of Action Over Delay


Srinagar- The Jammu & Kashmir Government has warned officers over delay in registration of documents and directed them to ensure it mandatorily on the appointed date and time.

The Revenue department has directed the sub-registrars to ensure registration of documents of citizens mandatorily on the appointed date and time to avoid any inconvenience and hardships to them and also to bring in more efficiency and transparency in document registration.

The Government has warned them that any violation of the directive would entail disciplinary action against them.

“Any document not fit for registration should be reverted or refused as per the merits of the case, strictly in accordance with the provisions of the Registration Act, 1908 and other relevant laws,” reads a circular issued by Revenue secretary, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri, as per news agency KNO.

According to the circular, the delay in registration of documents defeating the objective of online document registration.

“It has been brought to the notice of the Government that certain sub-registrars do not conduct registration of documents uploaded by the citizens on the appointed date and time, leading to delay in registration, thereby defeating the objective of online document registration through the National Generic Document Registration System (NGDRS) and also casting doubts on the conduct of staff assisting in these registrations,” the circular states.

The registration of documents in the erstwhile state of Jammu & Kashmir was done by judicial officers in accordance with provisions of The Jammu & Kashmir Registration Act-1977.

Post August 5, 2019 constitutional changes, the J&K Government created a separate department of Registration under the executive.

RC Employees To Serve In Native Areas

Meanwhile in a separate order the government on Tuesday asked employees appointed under RBA/ALC categories to give an undertaking regarding serving statutorily mandated seven years in the remote areas.

In an order issued here, the government underlined that in terms of Sub-Section (2) and (3) of Section 3 of the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation Act, 2004 and Rules, it is mandatory for a government employee who has been appointed as an RBA/ALC candidate to serve for a minimum of seven (07) years in such areas.

“A large number of employees, however, have not fulfilled this condition despite availing the benefit of reservation under these categories,” reads a government order.

However, in the interest of administration and efficient manpower management along-with attending needs of the RBA/ALC areas of the Jammu and Kashmir, the government ordered that such persons who have been beneficiaries of reservation under RBA/ALC to furnish an undertaking that they have served in such areas for the statutorily mandated minimum period of seven (07) years.

“The undertaking shall be duly authenticated from their services books by the concerned DDOs and furnished to the respective HoDs,” the government said, adding, “Further, such employees who have not fulfilled this condition and are serving outside RBA/ALC areas shall be identified by the respective HoDs and their details shared with the concerned Administrative Departments to ensure that their services are utilized for the mandatory period in these areas as per statutory regulations under J&K Reservation Act 2004”.

The government directed respective departments to file a Compliance report in this regard to the General Administration Department within a month’s time positively.

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