On Monday the reporters were briefedby the Karnataka revenue minister R Ashokathat the new software, which is both people and departmentfriendly, is being tested at a sub-registrar’s office in Chincholi of Kalaburagi district. It will be launched across the state from November 1.

BENGALURU: Starting November 1, registration of property in the state may become hassle free and faster too. The government will be soon launching a software, Cauvery 2.0, to ensure seamless registration of properties in all sub-registrar offices.

The people will be able to upload property registration related documents and also pay stamp duty orany other related fees online. Once documents are uploaded, one will be able to select a date and time convenient to them and visit the sub-registrar’s office of their choice to give biometric details.

“Once they visit the office, the registration process will be completed within 5-10 minutes,” Ashoka said. He also added that the software is designed in such a way that based on property details and area, it will automatically calculate the fees to be paid by the buyer. “It erases the dependence on third parties for the purpose,” Ashoka said.

Once the registration is complete, the property documents will be sent to the digi-lockers of buyers, besides sending updates through their mobile phones.

Currently, multiple visits have to be undertaken by the buyers to sub-registrar offices owing to technical glitches. “With the new software, these problems will not be there as it is a centralized application. Even if there are any issues, they can be fixed quickly and easily,” a revenue official said.

In a bid to put an end to property buyers being conned the government proposes to set up agencies to verify the authenticity of property documents in all of its taluks. These agencies will verify the documents and inform buyers if they are genuine or not. They will also flag legal cases, if any, and charge buyers a minimum amount, the minister said.

“Since these agencies are government-run, there will be an increased trust factor. It will also stop buyers from seeking legal opinion from private players by spending huge amounts,” Ashoka added.

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