Odisha simplifies inheritance of ancestral property

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Saturday ruled out the necessity to knock court doors in case of division of joint holdings of ancestral properties.

An official release said the applicants from now on can apply to the respective Revenue Inspectors (RIs) for the property division.

The release said the new system aims to simplify the time-taking process and the applicants will get the record of rights (patta) in a very short time. The new rules allows the applicants to apply to the RI on 10th of every month and the concerned officer will submit a report to the sub-registrar after making a field survey.

The applicants have to pay the demarcation fees and whole process will be completed within 180- days of the application.