Yesterday, the High Court of Delhi refused to pass or issue an order in a plea filed for e-registration of all property documents, will, deeds at the Sub-Registrar office in NCT Delhi.
The bench comprised of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan dismissed the plea stating that the said policy matter lies with the ‘Delhi Online Registration Information System’. There was no need to further monitor as pleaded by the petitioner.
The petition pleaded for e—registration for property documents under the public interest litigation pleading that it will be beneficial if accepted by the courts as a speedy process and usage of the e-courts for a different branch of law and courts.
The petitioner pointed out that the Delhi Government is ready for e-registration as it requires that the government was only three-steps away to enable it.
In response, the Delhi Government said the Delhi Online Registration Information System was already in place to give similar service to the public for all documents related to property. It was enabled as there are certain difficulties to make it online for smooth functioning.
The Delhi High Court stated that “Rome was not built in a day” as follows:
The petitioner pleads in good faith and for a good idea to be implemented. But, The State Government will implement it whenever they thinks they are ready.
Hence, the plea was rejected by the court.