Busy Bardez sub-registrar’s office ready for expansion

Times of India | 2 months ago | 07-11-2022 | 02:40 am

Busy Bardez sub-registrar’s office ready for expansion

Panaji: The bustling office of the Bardez sub-registrar, located in the vicinity of the Mapusa market, is being expanded. While the process to buy additional space in the same premises is presently under way, it will take a few months before the new area is ready for use. “We will execute the sale deed for the extra space this month, but renovation and work on the interiors will take a while,” a senior official at the registrar’s office said. The office caters to the entire taluka of Bardez and sees maximum property registrations as compared to other sub-registrar offices. Although it was moved to the premises it currently operates from less than a decade ago, its volume of work and citizen footfalls have increased manifold over the past five years. In fact, three sub-registrars have been deputed at the office to even out the workload. It is common to see people who visit the office for property registrations waiting outside due to lack of adequate waiting and seating spaces. “The additional office space will accommodate everybody,” the official said. Similarly, the sub-registrar offices at Pernem and Bicholim will shortly be moved to new premises.“We going to buy spaces for sub-registrar offices of both the talukas. The Pernem office functions from a government building but is on the second floor. There is no elevator to get there, which greatly inconveniences people, especially senior citizens,” the official said. The Bicholim office presently operates out of a rented premises. “We want to have our own assets rather than operating from rented premises,” the official said.

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