Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bill, 2016 passed
The landmark legislation will provide statutory backing to land records, effectively guaranteeing land and property ownership.
Rajasthan Assembly in first week of April 2016 passed the Rajasthan Urban Land (Certification of Titles) Bill, 2016. With this, Rajasthan also became the first state to bring and pass a land title bill.
The Bill that will give a clear title to the owner and reduce litigations in the courts was passed by voice vote. The bill aims at curbing fraud practices in sale and purchase of non-agricultural land in urban areas by issuing a certificate of ownership for a nominal fee.
Features of the Bill
• The state residents living in urban areas, which are governed by the municipalities or state development authorities, can seek a certificate of ownership of their lands by paying a nominal fee to the state government.
• The state government will set up an authority which will be headed by an Indian Administrative Service Officer.
• It will seek all the documents from the landowners, and will verify it against records held by the state.
• The authority will first issue a provisional certificate, for which the state will not stand guarantee. If there are no objections or dispute arises, the authority will issue a certificate and a map to the owner with state guarantee.
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