QR code enabled online encumbrance certificate in the offing in Tamil Nadu
People requiring encumbrance certificate may no longer have to knock the doors of sub registrar offices, as the property certificate enabled with QR code would be available at a click of a button soon.
The manual seal and signature of the sub registrar authorising the Encumbrance certificate would be replaced by the QR code containing the name of the sub registrar office, registration officer, date and time, which can be read through electronic devices.
After the facility is launched, Encumbrance Certificate would be issued within minutes through online in contrast to the manual process that consumes about a week’s time.
Registration department sources said that introduction of the online facility needs an amendment to the rules of the Registration Act, 1908. “The existing rules mandate the signature and seal of the sub registrar, wherein general public should file an application for the purpose. An amendment is being made to this rule to allow usage of QR code instead of signature and seal in the encumbrance certificate,” a top registration official said.