Delhi government gears up for regularising colonies
Even though the Centre is yet to give its nod to Delhi government to regularise the 1,800-odd unauthorised colonies in the capital, it has already started the process of strengthening its workforce at revenue offices where the properties will be registered.
Sources said the revenue department has started hiring officials and support staff for the existing and new offices of sub-registrars to tackle the huge rush of people who would queue up to get the ownership rights of their houses by paying stamp duty.
The revenue department is likely to open 40 new sub-registrar offices across the city, which will exclusively deal with sale deeds of properties in the 1,797 unauthorised colonies. Each office will require an additional staff of 7-8 assistants and computer operators to verify the documents and register the properties.