Govt frames recruitment rules for newly created department of registration

‘Proposal submitted to authorities for approval, finalization’

Feb 10 : The Jammu and Kashmir government has framed recruitment rules for newly created department of Registration.

Documents in possession with wire service Kashmir News Observer (KNO) reveal that Financial Commissioner Revenue had submitted the recruitment rules of Registration Department to government for approval on November 6, 2019.

“The FC, Revenue informed that the recruitment rules for the newly created department of Registration have been framed and submitted to government for approval on November 6, 2019 for approval and finalization,” reads record note of the meeting chaired by Lieutenant Government Girish Chandera Murmu recently to review land record modernization and functioning of Registration Department.

The department of Registration was created days before bifurcation of the Jammu and Kashmir into two Union Territories as J&K Registration Act was repealed by the Parliament when it approved bifurcation of erstwhile State on August 5.

As per KNO, under the repealed law, the powers of registration of property documents were with judiciary. It is worthwhile to mention here that Department of Registration was created by the administrative council on October 22, 2019 along with 466 posts and 77 sub-registrars.

It was made functional from November 1, 2019 by conferring powers of sub-registrars on incumbent Sub-Divisional Magistrates and Assistant Commissioners, Revenue. (KNO)