BMC Launches Online Service To Transfer Tenancy Rights
As Mumbai pursues to provide better ease in doing business, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has started online transfer of tenancy rights, starting January 1. The move will benefit over 46,000 tenants, living in over 3,500 BMC buildings.
Through the online system, the transfer of rights will be completed within 33 days of filing of the documents. The online process is also expected to bring transparency and ensure there are no delays in the transfer of tenancy rights.
“There are many BIT chawls, mainly in the island city where tenants have been living by paying a nominal charge. Also there were many plots that were acquired by BMC as per the 1967 Development Plan along with the built-up structure and those residents were moved to these buildings as tenants. The online tenancy rights transfer will make the process easier and corruption-free, apart from the fact that people could use the faculty sitting at home,” Assistant Commissioner of Estate Department Parag Masurkar was reported as saying in a Hindustan Times report. The Bombay Improvement Trust, which was dissolved into the civic body in 1925, had rented out several properties at a minimal rent of as low as Rs 50 to many. While the existing tenants can transfer the flat to a new tenant, the new tenant will have to apply to the owner, which in this case is the BMC, for transfer of the tenancy.
Applicants will have to fill up a single-page form and upload scanned copies of the document online on http://www.mcgm.gov.in or https://portal.mcgm.gov.in. Once submitted, the application will be scrutinised at ward level. The tenant will then receive and email or an SMS informing them about the date to sign the agreement. The transfer will then be done within 33 days by paying a fee to the authority. The applicants could also know the status of the application on the BMC website using application number.