Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

Online slot booking process has been made mandatory for land registration in Odisha.

Inspector General of Registration Jyotiprakash Das has written a letter in this regard to all concerned officials, attaching a gazette notification with it.

As per the notification, if no prior appointment through online booking of slot has been taken, and the citizen has applied in writing with justification for not being able to do so, to the Registering Officer, for acceptance of the Document for Registration on demand, then on acceptance of the reasons by the Registering Officer and subject to availability of any time slot on that day be termed as “Tatkal”.

The process will help people not waste time by running to different offices for the land registration process unnecessarily. As per the new process, after the online slot booking, the concerned person will give a certain date on which he/she has to reach Tehsil and Sub-Registrar office. The sale and purchase agreement of lands will be made in that period.

“This initiative is first-of-its-kind in India. It will ensure that people do not waste time for land registration,” said Revenue and Disaster Management Minister Pramila Mallick.