Issues in current system

There are several issues with the old dilapidated system which can be addressed by the new age technology.

  • Manual/paper-driven process: The manual tedious process allows tampering and/or altering the records by corrupt officials and the likes.
  • Long process: The process of registration or transfer is too slow and can take up to a few months. To hasten the process, corrupt officials demand high bribery making it a headache for the general public to get things done swiftly.
  • Access of the record: The land property undergo several mutations over generations that are not always captured on public records. The records stored in some government office, makes it difficult to access them and will be both time consuming and cost incentive involving frequent visits and bribes.
  • Establishment of ownership: There are abundant cases pending in Indian courts to deal with land-related disputes, most of which revolve around establishing ownership.
  • Land encroachment:  Land which is not utilized and the abandoned houses in India, are more vulnerable to encroachment. Land particularly of elderly population without kin support or that of the NRIs are prone to become soft targets.  Getting it back by the legal way of eviction is not only time and money-consuming but also as a hectic process.
  • Land double registration: There are many ongoing cases of double registration( two or more registrations of the same land by different people). Phenomenon of the 90s.
  • Technical errors: There have been recorded instances of technical error where the central server connectivity was halted and almost 500-600 land registrations were stopped.
  • E-registration: It has simplified the process of providing evidence for titles and facilitating transactions online but there remains  server errors due to which people can not register online and where helpdesks crash because of customer overload.
  • Brokers: In the brokerage system, the buyer of the property generally overpays and is also at many instances, subjected to frauds arising out of misguidance by the brokers involved.
  • Transparency:  There are three stages in document registration – execution, presentation, and registration. People do not face many problems in the first phase – execution, but they face practical difficulties during the second phase – presentation of documents due to lack of proper support and guidance and also due to lack of transparency aiding malpractices.
  • Corruption: The corruption involved costs huge sum of money to the customers and also increases the net black money in the economy.

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