What is Registration? Registration means recording of the contents of a document with a Registering Officer and preservation of copies of the document.
Why documents are registered? The documents are registered for the purpose of conservation of evidence, assurance of title, publicity of documents and prevention of fraud.
What is document? As defined in the Evidence Act, document means only matter expressed or described upon substance by means of letters, figures or marks or by more than any of those means intended to be used or which may be used for the purpose of recording that matter.
What is instrument? Instrument means any document by which any right or liability is, or purports to be, created, transferred, limited, extended, extinguished or recorded.
What is immovable property? Section 2(6) of the Registration Act, 1908 defines that "immovable property" includes land, buildings, hereditary allowances, rights to ways, lights, ferries, fisheries or any other benefit to arise out of land, and things attached to the earth, or permanently fastened to anything which is attached to the earth, but not standing timber, growing crops nor grass.
Where registration of Land in case of purchase/sale/gift/lease/mortgage is done? Registration of Land in case of purchase/sale/gift/lease/mortgage is done in the office of the Deputy Registrars/Sr. Sub Registrars/ Sub Registrars of a particular jurisdiction.
Who is the competent authority to register an immovable property? Deputy Registrars/Sr. Sub Registrars/ Sub Registrars of a particular jurisdiction is the competent authority to register a plot of Land in case of purchase /sale/gift/lease/mortgage after a NOC is issued by concern District Registrar concerned.
Who is the controlling authority of the Registering officers? The Sub Registrars are appointed by the Revenue and DM (Registration) Department on recommendation of APSC. Deputy Registrars and Sr. Sub Registrars are promoted from Sub Registrars. The Revenue and D.M(Registration) Department is the controlling authority of all Registering officers except District Registrars(Deputy Commissioner) headed by the additional secretary to the Govt. of Assam, Revenue and D.M(Registration) Department.
Does the Revenue and D.M (Registration) Department has a Directorate office? Yes, the Office of the Inspector General of Registration,Assam is the Directorate office of Revenue and D.M(Registration) Department.It is headed by Inspector General of Registration,Assam.
Who is the competent authority to issue NOC? Deputy Commissioner of a district concerned is the competent authority to issue NOC after he is satisfied that the said immovable property is free of all encumbrances. He is assisted by a Circle Officer.
Is NOC a mandatory? Yes, NOC is mandatory vide Notification No.LGL.11/2008/31, dated 30.13.2009.
How long a District Registrar may take for issue a NOC? Thirty days from the date of receipt of application.
Can a District Registrar refuse to issue a NOC? Yes,he can.But in this regard he has to issue an order stating the reason for refusal.
What are the present Registration fee and Stamp duty fee? It varies from time to time.At present the values of Registration fee and stamp duty are ruled by Notification No.REGN.37/2011/61 dated 12th Feb 2014.(Reg.amendment of Registration Fee) and Notification No.LGL.2/2008/30 dated 13th May 2013.(Reg.Indian Stamp Assam Amendment)Act,2013).
What are the Govt.values and Market Values? In case of Registration of a plot of Land, Govt.value is considered. Govt.value is considered on the basis of Zonal valuation prevalent at a particular time in a particular area.
What is e-stamping? e-stamping is an electronic process whereby the physical stamps are replaced by the electronic stamps.At present e-stamp and physical stamp are both valid.
What is e-panjeeyan? e-panjeeyan is the computerization of registration process.