- November 11, 2023
- Posted by: Muhammad Afzaal
- Category: RBS News
The Rawalpindi Development Authority (RDA) and the National Database and Registration Authority (NADRA) have formally collaborated to improve property transfer procedures by incorporating biometric verification services. This announcement was made in a news release on November 8. During a meeting chaired by Rawalpindi Division Commissioner Liaquat Ali Chatha, the governing body of the RDA approved this significant partnership.
Furthermore, the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between the RDA and the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) was endorsed during the meeting. This MoU designed to implement the e-filing and office automation system (EFOAS). This makes biometric verifications mandatory for all property buyers and sellers.
Prominent figures in attendance at the meeting included DG RDA, Mohammad Saif Anwar Jappa, the WASA chief, representatives from the Finance Department, the deputy commissioner’s office, and various other officials.
NADRA-RDA Agreement Regarding Transfer of Properties
Liaquat Ali Chatha expressed his optimism about the NADRA-RDA agreement. This agreement highlights its crucial role in ensuring the transparent transfer of properties. He also praised the RDA’s strategic decision to implement EFOAS.
EFOAS received accolades for its capacity to efficiently manage daily official tasks. This also facilitates the transition to a paperless office environment within the public sector. Furthermore, it promises 24/7 digital access to all official correspondence.
To boost revenue generation, the meeting approved the reserve prices of billboards. The price assessment committee determines the RDA parking plaza. The civic body foresees a significant 100% increase in its revenue as a result of this decision.
Moreover, the meeting raised no concerns regarding the recent move made by the Capital Development Authority (CDA), which involves the transfer of jurisdiction over housing schemes. The commercial buildings located within Islamabad’s boundaries. These buildings as defined by the Survey of Pakistan, are to the federal authority. In a proactive measure, the RDA will issue refunds for building plan fees presently undergoing review.
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