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Whether citizen is buying a property or bank is giving a loan and taking the property on mortgage, A history transaction search report on that property is an essential pre-requisite. Before e-Search, in manual mode, obtaining a search report was tedious, time consuming and costly. Citizen has to visit Sub- Registrar Office, make a written request and has to pay prescribed fee for such report by challan. Then, citizen has to physically search all previous registered documents related to that property. In view of the above problems faced by citizens, department launched e-Search portal for online search of property transactions. Using e-Search application, anyone can
Summary of Benefits of e-Search enjoyed by citizen
- (i) search transactions Property Details wise
- (ii) search transactions Document Number wise and
- (iii) Download scanned copy of documents.
- Property wise or Document wise search
- Search available 24 * 7 hrs
- Search online from anywhere
- No Need to visit multiple offices
People can make use of this instant real-time search facility (on e-Search) to prevent frauds of multiple transactions though they might be happening in a short period of time. It is advised that people should check e-Search at the moment in which they are executing/registering the document. e-Search has already benefited more than 6.7 lakh citizens since 1 Feb 2013. e-Search has become so popular that at any moment, around 70-100 people are online on the portal.
Currently data of property transactions from 2002 are uploaded for most of the offices. Also documents previously registered are available for download for select areas like Mumbai, Thane, Pune, Nasik, etc. Department has also initiated the process of digitising all the past documents.