Sub-registrar offices in the state, hereafter, cannot delay or deny the registration of documents citing the absence of sub-registrars as the Registration Department has endowed the powers of carrying out process to senior assistants.
According to a department source, the practice of delegating powers of sub-registrars to senior assistants is already being followed by the department. “However, this practice was not followed in offices where two sub-registrars work. After the circular, sub-registrars ought to delegate powers to senior assistant and give approval for the same before they go on leave,” the source added.
He also directed the district registrars to approve the delegation of power to senior assistants if the concerned sub-registrars take leave without prior intimation.
It is learnt that each sub-registrar should register 100 documents. “For the offices, where two sub-registrars are there, 200 tokens are being issued. When we were monitoring the online process, it had transpired that many documents that were given 12 pm time slot were registered at 4 pm. This means the public is waiting for more than four hours. From now on, this problem is sorted out,” a higher official said.