The High Court has issued the same order requiring registrations for plots in unauthorized layouts and unauthorized structures. The Department of Stamps and Registrations IG issued two memos on August 26 and December 29, 2020, asking them not to register plots in unauthorized locations and buildings constructed without permission. For this reason, many have approached the High Court challenging the non-registration of such plots and structures.
Counsel for the petitioners, while hearing the arguments, said that a private petition had been filed against the memos in the past and the trial court had ordered that the registrations be done irrespective of them. He said the government had approached the Supreme Court but no interim orders had been issued.
After hearing the arguments and examining the precedents of the case, the court directed the registrars across the state to make conditional registrations as there are more than 5,000 such cases in the High Court and many more are likely to come up. However, the registration indicated that it should be clearly stated on the back of the first page of the document that it would be subject to the final judgment of the Supreme Court. Rule warned that it would be responsible for the purchase of illegal plots, lands, structures, NTLs, buffer zones, and the purchase of houses in areas where there is no 30-foot road facility. These orders apply only to those who have resorted to the court for registrations for such plots and unauthorized structures.