The Layout in SBM Colony has recently been transferred from MUDA control to the MCC. By this, the residents are in no way obliged to get their khatas transferred from MUDA to MCC and it is only a formality for the Government Department to transfer the concerned files from MUDA to MCC along with all the relevant land documents to enable the MCC to open fresh khata account in their books and fix the house tax as per self-assessment by the owner under the parameters fixed by the Government and later checked by the Revenue Inspectors on inspection.
But the whole process is manipulated by the MCC and the house owner is unnecessarily asked to apply for a fresh khata at MCC by paying a fees of Rs. 2,100 for a 40×60 site apart from enclosing notorised site documents with latest Encumbrance Certificate (EC).
The MCC takes its own time to issue fresh khata making the applicants to visit the Office several times.
After observing all these formalities formulated by the MCC, I question the MCC whether it is necessary for the house owner to apply for khata transfer at all, paying the fees as it is a mere transfer of files from MUDA to MCC and open new ledger account.
Application for khata transfers, as I understand, are usually done only in the case of sale/transfer of house property and not in th is case. Hence, I request that the rule for applying for khata transfer in the above case in SBM Colony should be scrapped and arrange for transfer/handing over of all land documents including the original khata from MUDA to MCC and continue in their office with the same khata number instead of giving fresh numbers.
The house owners should not be burdened with additional fees of Rs. 2,100. The MCC Commissioner may please examine the procedure and streamline the system in the interest of the citizens and refund the amount already collected in the name of khata fees based on the measurement of site immediately within one month. The MCC cannot override the legally issued documents of MUDA.
– K.V. Ramanath, SBM Colony, Srirampura, 12.12.2018
Note: This is the problem with bureaucracy. The Top Boss drags the question and advantage is for his subordinates. If you question, the answer is ‘go to the Bigger Boss or the Court.’
I remember in one case, to help a Charitable Institution to get back its money from the MCC, I had to engage a lawyer and produce a judgement of Punjab High Court and, I think, also of the Supreme Court.
Luckily there was a Commissioner in MCC, unlike his predecessor, who understood the legal points and refunded the money.
My take — Efficient administration is possible only if the top boss knows his job, takes pain to read the records (not allowing his subordinate to do and believing him) and one who is not corrupt, nor will he allow his subordinates to be corrupt. – Editor-in-Chief
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