After introducing e-stamps for payment of stamp duty, Delhiites will now be able to pay the registration fee of all documents, including properties, in electronic mode, from February. With the introduction of e-registration fee system, the long and tiring manual payment process will be a thing of the past.
However, to facilitate shift from the manual mode of payment to the e-mode, for the initial three months, the manual system will also be operational. People without internet access will be able to make payments at notified facilitation centres. To offer a payment gateway system for e-registration fee payment, the Divisional Commissioner’s office has signed an agreement with the Stock Holding Corporation of India. Plans are underway for setting up counters at Sub-Registrar offices across the capital.
All Sub-Registrars have also been instructed not to deny registration of documents without giving the applicant adequate hearing. Guidelines for this have been issued and very shortly a public announcement will be made in this regard to ensure a better public interface system.
As of now, every applicant has to pay the registration fee via a bank draft. This draft is submitted to the sub-registrar’s office where verification and processing generally takes between a week and 10 days. It is only after that the document is considered for registration.
Now on, a person trying to register a property, a will, or any other document will simply make online payment through Stock Holding Corporation of India website or visit their counters. As soon as he makes the payment an acknowledgement will reach the person by an SMS on the mobile phone or an e-mail. The message will inform that the receipt of the payment can be collected from any of the facilitation counters or notified payment.