Widows can now gift properties without NOC
A contentious circular, issued in 2018, which made it mandatory for Goan widows to obtain a certificate from the deputy collector’s office before selling their properties has been withdrawn with immediate effect, the state government said here on Friday.
The order to that effect has been issued by the government whereby all earlier circulars, orders and instructions related to the issue of sale of land, gift, mutation and power of attorney by widows have been withdrawn.
The concerned public and stakeholders, who were made to obtain NOC of a widow sworn before the deputy collector for sale of each flat, plot or tenement, are now relieved of the same.
The issue was deliberated before minister for revenue Jennifer Monserrate and secretary (revenue) Sanjay Kumar by representatives of several institutions and concerned affected common people. The order will be a big relief to all widows based in Goa, abroad and to people in general,the govenrment said in a note.