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Registration law governs documents rather than transactions. The Registration Department is a service oriented, revenue earning, Department. The main source of revenue is the Stamp Duty and Registration Fee on account of registration of documents in Sub Registry Offices.
Objects of the Department
The Registration Act, 1908 primarily governs the registration process. The Registration Process has a unique and powerful role in the eye of law. Registration service is a multiplicity of causes which include;
Vision of the Department
Delivering quality service within the minimum possible time in an equitable, fair and transparent manner to the full satisfaction of the citizen.
To make the vision of the Department a reality, the under mentioned missions are envisaged:
The Department administers the following laws
1) Registration Act 1908 & Rule
The Department is headquartered at Thiruvananthapuram and is administered through 4 Zonal offices for South, South Central, North Central, and North 14 District Registrar (General) offices, 11 District Registrar (Audit) offices,10 Chitty Auditors offices and 309 Sub Registry Offices.
Important Functions of the Department
Law and Regulations administered by the Department
The Registration Department is a service-oriented department. But recently it has become revenue collection oriented department, which inseparably and inextricably connected with the society at large from "cradle to grave". Inspector General of Registration is the Head of the Department. Joint Inspector General of Registration in the central office is assisting the inspector General in all Departmental matters.
Offices in Registration Department
The Department is divided into four zones under the control of each Deputy Inspector General of Registration.
There are 14 District Registrars (General) and 10 District Registrars (Audit). District Administration is done by the District Registrar (General) and auditing of Sub Registrar Offices are done by District Registrar(Audit)
Total No. of Sub Registry Offices 308