Mangaluru: Property card - A good scheme suffering from multiple maladies

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, May 8: The property card scheme was introduced for the first time in coastal Karnataka, in Mangaluru. The property card was introduced as a measure to do away with the hassle of putting together various papers from different offices. However, because of lack of interest on the part of the government and confusion in its implementation, the scheme is encountering problems one after the other.

The government, which had stipulated that property cards were compulsory for property registrations, has postponed the decision until further orders. The government has not yet taken a clear stand whether the card will be made compulsory or it would be dropped. This uncertain stand has put the people in a fix.

In the meanwhile, the process of issuance of property cards has been continued, but because of lack of infrastructure, problems are encountered. Because of lack of interest shown by the government and absence of vigil about the working of the scheme, the entire system of property cards has been haphazard. Thirty sectors spread over 36 villages fall under the ambit of the property card scheme.

About 30 surveyors are required for measuring and scrutiny, but currently only ten surveyors are available. About 40 computers are needed but the number of computers here stands at 20. The public information counter which was here in the past has been closed down. The people find it hard to get information about the card.

As the office does not have a telephone line, people are compelled to contact employees over their personal mobile phones for information. The storage work of documents collected from the people is also not maintained systematically. They are dumped in the store room. Searching for the documents is a huge task, and server problems delays property cad preparation work. It is said that because of the menace of middlemen, those who want to get cards done directly are facing problems.

As the government has postponed the scheme, the property card applications have trickled down to ten per day now. In the past, 250 property cards were issued per day but it has come down to 25 now. Out of two lac properties in the city, 67,000 draft property cards have been prepared and 50,000 have been completed.

Niranjan, deputy director of the land survey department says that surveyors have been deputed to different programmes of the government and their absence is felt. He said that 50 percent of the draft cards have been already prepared and steps are being made to speed up the process and to distribute the cards in a systematic manner.







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  • Rems, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 09 2021

    When Aadhar card was implemented many people opposed it and tried to bring it down. When PAN card was introduced, many people did not like it. Now it's the same case with Property card, Why ? Because when documents are legitimized and systemized, there is no opportunity for under hand dealings. No bribe and no haftha. So people who get their job done in such channels and people who live with such income dont like these cards.

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  • Rudy, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Another window for corrupt officials. Unless its done on online, corrupt officials delay the process. In my case all documents were submitted correctly and asked me to come after one month...but surprised to note that different building name was inserted on property card. I am sure its only delaying process.

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  • Francis Aranha, Bendur, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 09 2021

    I applied for Property card on 29/03/2013. Based on my application In December 2019 they called me and survey done. So far no news. After the survey, I saw my file on Surveyor table when I visited their office, But property card not received.

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  • Alwin, Mangaluru

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Benami land holdings and influential people power for slow growth.Ache din ka sarkar

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Unless everything is done online officials are like tigers hunting applicants as deer for money as was the case with RTC. The moment RTC records became online on govt website Bhumi all corruption stopped and common man benefited Karnataka got award for best system and it was deserved and applauded by people.

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  • O. Sequeira, Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    Outsource this process and they will complete the task at the earliest. At the moment it is a mess at the office. No middleman is required to obtain a property card.

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  • SOUMYA T S, Bijai , Mangalore

    Sun, May 09 2021

    I have applied for our flat Property card two years ago through one lawyer by paying the amount.Till today ,Nothing has happened. Shameful to our Corrupt officials and systems. There is No one to respond to our query.

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  • Alfred dsouza, Mumbai / Bendur

    Sun, May 09 2021

    We have a great system which sprouts only branches so that corruption is hidden and the power that be, make their money. I have a vacant flat near Kulshekar - we do not have a completion certificate. When we approached the builder, he is washing his hand because there is illegal attachments like shops, additional apartments etc. No parking for few flats including mine. Tried to run from pillar to post - no one is bothered. Hate this harassment in the name of development.

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  • KvKamath, Mangalore

    Sat, May 08 2021

    Surveyors are not coming to measure land despite pleas made personally.I have provided all the necessary documents already. But the surveyors escape from duty only to cause hardships to property owners. System must be changed in the way that any surveyor from this office can measure land and issue maps instead of allocating area to a particular person.

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