In a historic first, at the behest of LG, all SRs in Delhi to be women.
Tuesday, December 13, 2022
•In a historic first, at the behest of LG, all SRs in Delhi to be women.
•Chief Secretary orders posting 16 women officers as SRs in addition to the earlier posted 06.
In a historic first, all 22 Sub-Registrars (SRs) in Delhi will be women officers. Spread across the National Capital, the SR offices are at the cutting edge of Government’s interface with the common citizens. After having taken over, the Lt. Governor, Shri V.K. Saxena, with an aim of empowering women in government services by placing them in positions of importance, had envisaged that the SR offices of the GNCTD’s Revenue Department be headed by women officials. This, he had, underlined would also ensure more sensitive, corruption-free and empathetic public dealing, as experience around the world had established.
The SR offices are responsible for land registry – sale, purchase and lease, registration of properties, sale deeds, issuing share certificates, verification of documents and other services that have a direct bearing on the common people. It may be noted that of late, many cases of corruption had come to the fore recently, wherein the LG had suspended SRs and it is expected that with women officers at the helm, the prevalent corruption, red-tapism and harassment of people at such offices will be mitigated.
While through an earlier order, 06 women SRs had been appointed, in the latest order issued yesterday, another 16 women officials have been selected and appointed as SRs in the remaining 16 SR offices, thereby taking the total number to 22.
Earlier, the Chief Secretary at the behest of Lt. Governor had also appointed a woman Officer on Special Duty (OSD) on 08.10.2022 for developing an ‘e-platform’, so as to ensure that all SR offices become faceless and the services be provided to the people through the online mode. Respective Dy. Commissioners and DMs were also directed to ensure that the e-platform project is made functional at the earliest.