February 23, 2019
State Govt waives off mutation fee on inherited land
The Bangla Government has eased the process for inheriting land in the State. On Thursday, February 21, the State Cabinet announced its decision to waive off mutation fees for those who will inherit land from their predecessors. This was informed by the Land and Land Reforms Minister after the Cabinet meeting.
She further stated that the existing mutation fee was a ‘double charge’ as the current owner had to pay a fee on the land, already bought (and hence paid for) by his predecessor. This decision will come as a huge benefit for the common man since procurement and sale of land will be made much easier.
The minister also informed that the existing app for land-related matters, ‘Bhumi Bangla’ would be redeveloped and relaunched as ‘Jamir Katha’ and will incorporate all details concerning a piece of land such as its status, details regarding fees paid, its exact location, any dispute or litigation connected with the plot, etc.
It may also be mentioned that it is due to the efforts of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee that land fees have been waived off for farmers to ease purchase and sale of farmlands. Moreover, the government has already created an online process for land mutation, thus making the process faster and easier and reducing complaints of harassment by brokers.
In another new step towards making the mutation process easier, the Kolkata Municipal Corporation (KMC) will also set up block land and land reforms offices (BLLRO) in its offices in the wards 101 to 144 from April. Furthermore, from April 1, no-objection certificates required from the office of BLLRO will be available at civic offices.