All 519 property registration offices in the state, irrespective of the Covid-19 zones they fall in, will be operational from Monday, state revenue minister Balasaheb Thorat said on Friday.
Thorat told that the offices will operate in such a manner so as to avoid a rush.
They will issue a token and people will visit these offices once they receive a computer-generated slip which can also be used as travel passes for commuting to these places, he said.
“We have to start the property registration, especially in the red zone areas of Pune, Mumbai and Thane that register the maximum properties with caution as the state is into heavy losses,” the minister said.
They had considered online registration, but security issues forced them to decide on the token system.
On Friday, Pune district collector Naval Kishore Ram declared that 21 property registration offices in the rural areas will operate from Monday. Orders for 28 registration offices in Pune city are awaited.
State Inspector General of Registration and Stamps Omprakash Deshmukh said some rural offices in the orange and green Covid-19 zones were open but hardly any registration was happening.
After dialogues with the respective collectors, they operated offices in 33 districts.
The remaining offices will start after we get orders from the state government and the collectors from each district, he said.
“We have received orders to re-start the registration offices in Pune rural areas as of now. We can start the offices in the city areas of Pune, Mumbai and Thane once we get the orders,” Deshmukh said.
In the green and orange zones that opened on Thursday, 1,700 documents were registered in a day with the department mopping up Rs 7.90 crore.
Some confusion prevailed over allowing people from containment areas to move around to reach registration offices outside them and whether inter-district travel will be allowed.