CHENNAI: With public as well as registration department officials running post to pillar for nearly a week to understand the newly bolstered online property registration process, IIT-Madras came as a redeemer and has ‘tinkered’ the system. According to a data available with Deccan Chronicle, the number of documents registered through online has surged up to 6,830on Monday from mere 680 on the first day of the rollout (a 904 per cent increase), on February 13.
Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami had rolled out the ambitious plan of state registration department to go paperless property registration on February 12. The new process that had come into effect from next day (February 13) remained a ‘troubling’ starter as the officials and property owners found difficulties in registering their documents.
In 575 of its sub-registrar offices across the state, the department had registered a mere number of 680 documents on February 13. Among 9 zones, 5 zones had registered lesser number of documents than sub-registrar offices present in those zones. Meaning: Many sub-registrar offices had failed to register even a single document on day one. “We have roped in IIT-Madras to study and help to rectify the glitches in our system. Based on their advice, we did fine-tuning,” J. Kumaragurubaran, Inspector General, Registration department, told DC.
He also added that the hardware design of the new process has the capacity of handling nearly 15,000 documents in a day. “Certain time-consuming queries in the software had created the difficulties,” Kumaragurubaran said. The data also suggested a steady rise in the number of documents registered during last week. “1,487 documents were registered on February 14. 5,920 and 5,330 documents have been registered on February 15 and 16 (Friday - a usual dry day). As many as 6,830 documents have been registered on Monday,” the data says.“Queries and access login are being simplified now. We are receiving continuous inputs from the public and acting on them. Training on modified methods also have been given to stakeholders,” Kumaragurubaran said....