Vastavam web: A pilot project for video recording of the property registration process is being launched by the Andhra Pradesh government, in a move aimed at putting an end to benami and fraudulent transactions. To be implemented in 20 registrar and sub-registrar offices by the Registration and Stamps department in coming weeks, this would be the first-of-its-kind project in the country as so far only individual photographs were being used for registrations, official sources said. While eliminating the scope for any kind of fraud, the new initiative will further help us in bringing in more transparency and make the process hassle-free for the citizens, Bhargava told media.
Commissioner and Inspector General of Registration and Stamps Siddharth Jain said the video recording will prevent fraudulent registration of properties and check impersonation using forged identities. “We will offer video recording of the transactions to buyers and sellers that will serve as evidence and a second layer of protection, said. In the first phase, the project would be implemented on a pilot basis in 20 high revenue earning registration offices such as Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram, Vijayawada, Rajamahendravaram, Kakinada, Eluru, Tirupati, Guntur, Nellore, Kadapa and Kurnool, Jain said.