Ranchi, May 3: In a major decision aimed at expediting efforts towards woman empowerment in Jharkhand, Chief Minister Raghubar Das today announced to make the registration of immovable property in the name of women free of stamp duty save for a token amount of Rs 1.
“Only Rs 1 will have to be paid in stamp duty for the registration of immovable property in Jharkhand purchased in favour of women. The stamp fee will be waived only if the property is registered in the name of women. We have taken this decision in order to empower women. We will continue taking decisions that help us realize this goal,” said the CM.
The landmark decision came during a meeting convened by the CM to review the work of the Revenue and Land Reformation Department of the Government of Jharkhand at Project Building.
Sources said the Revenue and Land Reformation Department would soon notify the decision taken by the CM and announce the date from which the same would become effective.
The CM further announced that Rs 20 crore has been provisioned in the budget for traditional Mankis, Mundas, Gram Pradhans and Dakuas and approved along with allotment order. He said that the funds should be provided at the earliest and that the process to provide tablets to Manki and Munda in the next FY should be completed soon. He also directed the officials concerned for holding the executive meeting of Tana Bhagat Development Authority at the earliest.
Das said that digitization of land maps should be done fast and 86,257 maps received from Bihar should be digitized. He said the problems related to land affect law and order situation. Hence digitization will help control such problems.
The CM directed the revenue department officials to complete work in all remaining circles. He said that people affected/displaced by land acquisition should be rehabilitated. At the same time, process should be started for ownership of the allotted land under Form 12. All payment should be ensured through e-payment.
Das asked the officials to complete the satellite survey work to be conducted by IIT Roorkee. He also reviewed the transferred land of Eastern Dedicated Fret Corridor, Shivpur- Kathautia Railway Line, Tori-Shivpur New B.G. Railway Line and other important projects.
Revenue Secretary K K Soan said that digitization work of all circles except three had been completed and online mutation has been implemented. Integration work has been completed in all the circles except 4 and the facility of online payment is also available, he said.
Soan said that CCTV cameras have been installed in all revenue offices. 10 out of 31 modern record rooms have been completed and 11will be completed soon. New settlement offices have been constructed in Hazaribag, Dhanbad, Ranchi and Palamu for smooth revenue collection work. Jamshedpur office will be completed by July.
Revenue Minister Amar Kumar Bauri, CS Raj Bala Verma, Development Commissioner Amit Khare, Cabinet Sec. Surendra Singh Meena and other officers were also present at the meeting.