The Chandigarh Housing Board will soon launch a ‘Tatkal’ expedite transfer of properties after payment of an additional fee.
The procedure for transfer of property on leasehold to leasehold basis would be also streamlined soon, officials said.
“The proposal on Tatkal service will be put before the the next board meeting, expected in next fortnight, for final approval,” said board chairman Maninder Singh.
He said the idea behind the service is to ensure that any applicant who is in an emergency situation can get their land transfers done with minimal hassle. Under the service, applicants will get their transfer cases within a day on the payment of Rs 5,000 or Rs 10,000, which will be decided in the next board meeting.
However, applicants should ensure that all the required paper work is in order, he said.
Singh said the board is striving to reduce administrative hassles in clearing transfer cases on a regular basis.
“There are almost four lakh people living in housing board flats and a large number of them have been unhappy with the board’s services in past. After taking charge here, I dealt with several transfer cases that were not cleared for years together. This is our effort to change the people’s perception towards the board,” he said.
According to him, the board has already started clearing the cases of transfer of dwelling unit based on General Power of Attorney and special power of attorney as earlier announced.
The allottees, whose transfer applications were earlier rejected due to the stipulation of the five-year lock-in-period, also need not apply afresh, Singh added.
Meanwhile, the board is also streamlining the transfer of property on leasehold basis, which is a great hassle for the allottees at present
He said that the board is of the firm view that allottees who want to sell their property due to a number of reasons should be able to do it comfortably till the time there is no final decision on converting their property from leasehold to freehold.