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Old Property Tax receipt through RTI

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My name is Rajan from Kerela, i had purchased a agriculture land before 30-40 years and moved to work in different state.
my brother was paying the tax for many years in my absence and then he stopped paying due to some conflicts.

At present, i had come visited the Governement Registrar Office and wanted to pay my property TAX but they are not accepting it.
they are delaying and telling some silly reasons it even though i showed them my document copy.
i want to pay the land tax which is due for many years now so that i can take EC and possession certificate and get hold of my property.i had already obtained Resurvery number few years ago.
also when i try to pay property tax online, it is asking for "Last Tax Paid Receipt Number" and "previous Tax Paid amount" which i do not know since its due for many years.

Kindly suggest if RTI can help me get
1) how much tax dues my land property have so that i can pay tax and proceed furthur.
2) previous tax receipt number and Tax Amount (i dont know which year).

Thank You,
Rajan

posted Jan 9 by Rajan

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Yes, you can file RTI application for details of tax dues and previous tax receipt number. The matter comes under the jurisdiction of the Revenue department of the state, which is a Public Authority u/s 2 (h).
The concerned sub registrar must keep a record of the same as per Section 4 (1) RTI Act, 2005,

Every public authority shall—
(a) maintain all its records duly catalogued and indexed in a manner and the form which facilitates the right to information under this Act and ensure that all records that are appropriate to be computerised are, within a reasonable time and subject to availability of resources, computerised and connected through a network all over the country on different systems so that access to such records is facilitated;

In the decision of Central Information Commission in the case titled Surender Pal Singh vs SDM (Kanjhawala), GNCTD bearing no. CIC/SA/A/2014/000462, it has been laid down that transparency of land records is the mandate as per the RTI Act and it is the duty of land authorities to provide information about land records to citizens.
Hence, application can be made u/s 2(f), 2(j) and 6 with the payment of requisite fees as per RTI Act, 2005.

For further details please visit https://onlinerti.com/how-to-file-rti-online-for-kerala or https://onlinerti.com/apply

answer Jul 22 by Monika
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