Mangaluru, (The Hindu): Dakshina Kannada district administration will make PR card mandatory for property registration and transaction in the city beginning with two revenue villages under the jurisdiction of Mangaluru City Corporation from January 2019, according to Deputy Commissioner Sasikanth Senthil S.
The PR card is the government’s certificate given to the owner of property. This is a proof of ownership of property and is created under the provisions of the Karnataka Land Revenue Acts and Rules.
Addressing presspersons here on Thursday, he said that the Urban Property Ownership Records (UPOR) Project was initiated in the city covering 32 revenue villages six years ago.
Survey of 1,50,428 property under the jurisdiction of the city corporation has been completed under the project now.
Of them, documents of 76,608 property have been collected now. Hence, those who have not submitted the documents, including those in apartments, will have to submit them to the office of UPOR Project in the Mini Vidhana Soudha building, Hampankatta.
The Deputy Commissioner said that of the 31,174 draft PR cards prepared, 25,618 draft cards have been distributed. Of the 23,221 final PR cards approved, 17,943 cards have been sold to the property owners.
The PR card is an eight-page document on property holding and the UPOR Project in the district is now applicable to city only.
He said that the city has been divided into six zones and 30 sectors covering 32 villages under the project. The two revenue villages where PR card will be made mandatory for property registration and transaction are yet to be identified.
The Deputy Commissioner said that once the draft PR card is issued, 30 days will be given for filing objections, if any. The final card will be sold only after addressing the issues mentioned in the objections. The property owner would have to pay the prescribed fee for getting the PR card.
Mr. Senthil said that once the PR card is ready, tampering with of property records would be difficult. The property owner would have a clear title.
He said that a drive would be started in the city from next month for collecting documents from such owners who have not yet submitted them. The district administration would launch a portal to deal with issues relating to UPOR Project in the city. It would be used as a tool for coordination to issue PR cards. Provision would be made for the owners to book slots for submitting documents. Hence, property owners need not panic.
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