Haryana Government Suspended the Registration of Transfer Deeds Till August 05, 2020

Chandigarh July 22- To build technology and data-based mechanism to curb and curtail possible malpractices and to ensure system-readiness for the purpose, Haryana Government has decided to implement Stoppage of registration of transfer deeds under the Registration Act, 1908 (16 of 1908), as an interim measure for a short duration, to temporarily halt the registration of deeds relating to the transfer of land from July 22, 2020.

          Sharing more details about the same, Financial Commissioner Revenue and Additional Chief Secretary, Revenue and Disaster Management Department, Mr. Vijai Vardhan said that the State Government has given serious consideration to the complaints of malpractices that exist in the current mechanism for registration of deeds for the transfer of land. Therefore it has been decided to temporarily halt the registration of transfer deeds under the said Act.

          He said that as per the decision, no registration of transfer of deeds of land will be done by the Sub-Registrar/Joint Sub-Registrar from July 22, 2020, to July 29, 2020, in the State other than as provided in clause (6). Registration in respect of lands other than lands as specified in clause (2) and clause (3) will be permitted w.e.f July 30, 2020.

          Similarly, no registration of transfer of deeds of land will be done by the Sub-Registrar/Joint Sub-Registrar from July 22, 2020, to August 5, 2020, in respect of lands situated within Municipal limits, Urban Areas, as declared/ notified under the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 and Controlled Area declared under the Punjab Scheduled Roads and Controlled Areas Restriction of Unregulated Development Act, 1963.

          Besides this, no registration of transfer of deeds of land will be done by the Sub-Registrar/Joint Sub-Registrar from July 22, 2020, to August 15, 2020, in respect of lands situated in Urban Areas, as declared/notified under Section 7-A of the Haryana Development and Regulation of Urban Areas Act, 1975 (as amended from time to time) and villages where the jamabandis are currently offline and not available on web-HALRIS, he informed.

          Mr. Vijai Vardhan further shared that all re-appointments on the above stand canceled forthwith and fresh dates regarding the same will be given to the concerned on a priority basis.  While, wherever generation of successful e-stamp challans (GRN) has been done, an extension of 30 days will be given for those challans/GRN, whose validity of 180 days expires between July 22, 2020, to August 17, 2020, he added.

          He said that for those possessing Registered Sale Agreements between the buyer(s) and the seller(s) for transfer of land executed before July 22, 2020, and as per terms and conditions of said agreement, the same had to be registered between July 22, 2020, to August 15, 2020, such deeds may be allowed to be registered by the Sub- Registrars/Joint Sub-Registrars only with the prior approval of the Registrar of the concerned districts in writing in each case.

          Mr. Vardhan said that all the Deputy Commissioners-cum-Registrars, Tehsildars-cum-Sub-Registrars, Naib-Tehsildars-cum-Sub-Registrars/ Joint Sub-Registrars have been directed to ensure strict compliance of these instructions in letter and spirit and any violation of the same will be viewed.