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Ghaziabad development body seeks amendment to registry laws

Ghaziabad development body seeks amendment to registry laws

The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has written to the Uttar Pradesh government seeking an amendment to registry laws that makes it mandatory to take the development agency’s approval before registering property in its areas.

The move comes after the stamps and registry department declined a proposal by the GDA, which requested that buyers should take the agency’s approval before getting properties registered. In its letter to the government, GDA has claimed that an NOC from the agency before registries would go a long way in checking unauthorised and illegal constructions, especially on single-unit plots.

“This was our last resort. We have written to the state government requesting it to make amendments to registry laws in a manner that unauthorised properties do not mushroom in colonies administered by us. We did this after our parleys with the stamps and registry department failed to cut much ice,” said Kanchan Verma, vice-chairperson of GDA.

“We had requested the department that for single-unit flats in colonies such as Rajendra Nagar, Indraprastha housing, Indirapuram, Kaushambi, Swarn Jayanti Puram, Shalimar Garden Extension 1 and 2, Shalimar Garden (main) and Pratap Vihar, buyers should first seek an NOC from us and then go the department for registering them,” she added.

In August this year, GDA representatives had held a meeting with KK Mishra, AIG (stamps), and other officials of his department on the issue of getting NOCs. Mishra had turned down GDA’s request, citing e-clause 241 of the Registration Manual, which says “registering officers should bear in mind that they are in no way concerned with the validity of the documents brought to them for registration and it would be wrong for them to refuse to register on any such ground…”

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