In order to save property owners and home buyers from the cumbersome paperwork related to land-issues in the IT city, Bengaluru Development Authority is all set adopt new technology for the online approval of building plans. The move is aimed to benefit the citizens and relieving them from the stress of delay in land sanctions.
Giving more information on the development, BDA Commissioner Rakesh Singh told, “We will gradually move towards a paperless office. They will be under Sakala, meaning that they will be provided within a certain period.”
He further said that the BDA is working with the E-governance Department to provide online services such as approval of plans, issue of possession certificates, khatha, transfer of khatha and bifurcation and amalgamation of BDA plots.
Few days back, BDA has quietly relaunched its website and offered online payment of property tax. In the next installment, five more services are expected to go online. The suggested time is about three months.
According to K Chethan, BDA’s IT head, All these years, BDS has lost much revenue as property owners had to wait for the tax challan to arrive by post, then fill it and make the tax payment at the revenue office concerned. Many a time, challans posted would not reach taxpayers and as per the rules, banks would not accept tax without a challan.
On the other hand, with the launch of online payment of property tax, the authority has collected Rs 1.5 crore in just few days.
Apart from the above given facilities, the BDA is also set to make allotment of plots and flats paperless by allowing allottees to complete payment and other formalities online using their individual login.