Mayor Atin Ghosh recently informed that the Kolkata Municipal Corporation is all set to introduce the system under which property owners can apply online for mutation.
This announcement is in response to the query by RSP councillor Debasish Mukherjee as several cases of property mutation are pending from a long-time.
Mayor Ghosh the in charge of revenue department at the Kolkata Municipal Corporation said that the assessment department officials of the civic body will track all the applications and a deadline will be fixed to complete the process of property mutation. He also said that this process is aimed to offer relaxation to the property owners who are facing unnecessary delay.
Ghosh further said that the simplification of the process will encourage more property owners to complete property mutation and will also help the civic body to raise revenue.
In reply to the query raised by Mukherjee, Ghosh said that more than 500 mutation applications are pending at the Gariahat assessment department alone. He then informed that the civic body has decided to speed up the mutation process and thus developed the online system.
The authority will respond within 24 hours in case the property owners want a simple mutation without any legal move and the certificate of the same will be issued within 48 hours.
The owners have has to appear before the officials at the Kolkata civic body after it gets clearance from the department and has to submit the photocopies of the documents uploaded online, an official said.
The Kolkata Municipal Corporation has also decided to bring unassessed properties under its umbrella.
The assessment officials said that the authority inspectors are sent to different parts of the city for inspecting unassessed properties. Such properties are figured in Behala, Tollygunge, Jadavpur and stretches off EM Bypass, the officials said.