Karnataka unveils online building plan approval facility

The Karnataka government has launched online platforms for building plan approvals, change of land use and other permissions that will integrate 14 departments

Karnataka chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, on June 13, 2019, launched 118 websites that would enable citizens to get building plan approvals, diversion of land use change and other related permissions through online submissions, avoiding middlemen and delays. “We have simplified the process of getting building plan sanctions and land use change. It will bring greater transparency and end corruption and save people’s time and money,” Kumaraswamy said.

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Urban development minister UT Khader, said the initiative of his department will save people from running from pillar to post to get approvals. It will also remove middlemen from the system, he said. These websites and software integrate 14 departments and forms can be submitted online. The status of their applications will be shared through SMS, to the applicants.

 


Karnataka government launches online registration of documents

The Karnataka government has launched a facility providing for online registration of documents, aimed at making quick delivery of citizen-centric services

November 19, 2018: The Karnataka government’s Department of Stamps and Registration, on November 16, 2018, launched the ‘Kaveri Online Services’ facility, with the aim of providing easy accessibility and quick delivery of citizen-centric services, such as registration and delivery of documents of sale of immovable properties, mortgage, lease, power of attorney and marriage, officials said.

They said the initiative would be a one-step solution, for all registration-related services. The services were launched by chief minister HD Kumaraswamy, in the presence of revenue minister RV Deshpande and inspector general of registrations and commissioner of stamps KV Thrilok Chandra at Vidhana Soudha, the state secretariat, in Bengaluru.

Detailing the services available, officials said encumbrance certificate (EC) of immovable properties and certified copies (CC) of registered documents, can be availed online. If the documents are required only for viewing purpose, it can be done in real time by providing details online, they said, adding that citizens can also submit an online application for, digitally signed (certified) copies of EC/CC, which can be procured by paying the required fees online. The online services also include property valuation and stamp duty calculator, pre-registration data entry by citizens that enables them to apply for document registration online without having to make multiple visits to the sub-registrar’s office and appointment booking for registration of documents. It also includes, help in locating sub-registrar offices, marriage office and filing of declaration and discharge deeds relating to agricultural loans under the Karnataka Agricultural Credit Operations and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1974, among others.

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The chief minister also launched the ‘Maulya’ mobile app that will help citizens to find the guidance value of any immovable property and online e-Stamp paper. “The coalition government’s aim is to provide citizens with hassle-free government services, without wasting time. This is a step in that direction, using technology,” Kumaraswamy said, after the launch. Deshpande said two services – pre-registration data entry and appointment booking for registration of documents – would be available immediately at 43 sub-registrar offices that come under the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) limits and it will be gradually extended across the state. The rest of the services will be available across the state from November 16, 2018, itself.

 

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