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Rome was not built in a day: Delhi HC refuses to pass directions in PIL for e-registration of all property documents at Sub-Registrar office

The Court said that in view of the 'Delhi Online Registration Information System', there was no need to monitor the petition any further.

Aditi Singh

The Delhi High Court today refused to pass any directions in a petition seeking e-registration of all property documents, Wills, Deeds at the Sub-Registrar office in NCT of Delhi. (DC Tuteja vs UOI & ors)

Rome was not built in a day.
Delhi High Court said.

A Division Bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Prateek Jalan said that the issue was a matter of policy and in view of the 'Delhi Online Registration Information System', there was no need to monitor the petition any further.

The PIL for e-registration of of property documents etc was preferred by Advocate DC Tuteja.

In response to the petition, the Delhi Govermment stated that Delhi Online Registration Information System was already in place to give similar services to the public with respect to registration deeds, encumbrances, sale deed etc.

The Government added that at this moment, there were certain difficulties in making the process completely online.

While the counsel for the petitioner, Advocate Gaurav Bahl argued that the Delhi Govermment was "only three steps away" from making the registration process completely online, the Court remarked,

Will court decide all this? If they are ready to do it, it is fine.. There is nothing more that we can do.
Delhi High Court

The Court told the Petitioner that he might want to "implement a good idea" but it requires huge infrastructure and other changes.

The Court remarked that with time, these ideas would be incorporated by the Government.

The matter was ultimately disposed of after the Court recorded that the Petitioner's suggestions in the petitions be considered by the Delhi Government whenever it decides to bring about any amendment in the current policy.

Delhi Govermnent was represented by Additional Standing Counsel Satyakam.

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