RLA appointments cut by half in Chandigarh

Those visiting without it won’t be allowed in the office

RLA appointments cut by half in Chandigarh

People maintain social distancing at the RLA office in Sector 17, Chandigarh, on Tuesday. Tribune Photo: Manoj Mahajan

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, May 19

As a precautionary measure, the Registering and Licensing Authority (RLA) has decided to reduce the number of slots allotted for various works daily to nearly a half.

A senior officer said on usual days, more than 600 online appointments were given to people to visit the RLA office for works related to issuance of learner’s driving licence, transfer of registration certificates, etc. As a preventive step amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of appointments had been reduced to nearly 300 per day, he added. To avoid rush at the RLA, people without appointment would not be allowed to enter the office, he said.

The UT Administration has already started online appointment for the office of Sub-Registrar. Now, the applicant has to book an appointment for the registration of documents on chandigarh.gov.in.

The executants and witnesses of the documents would be required to remain present at the office at least 10 minutes before the allotted time. No person would be entertained for registration of documents after the expiry of the allotted time.

In order to foster the minimum close personal contact among people, registration of 30 deeds per day has been fixed on all working days. The timings of the registration work have been fixed from 11 am to 1 pm and from 1.30 pm to 4:30 pm.

The authorities are also planning to give online appointments for various works at the Estate Office. An official said they were planning to give 20 appointments per hour for registration of complaints or grievances. It would give nearly three minutes to the complainant to meet the official concerned.

To maintain social distancing, only four persons were allowed to enter the Sampark centers for depositing bills, purchase of stamp papers, etc.

An official at the Sampark centre, Mani Majra, said name and address of the person visiting the centre were being noted down in a register and only four persons at a time were allowed. “We have properly marked the area for the visitors to avoid crowding,” he added.

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