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Initiative Against Touts in Tamil Nadu’s Registration Department

The Tamil Nadu government has implemented new guidelines to curb corruption and enhance transparency in the state’s Registration Department. To eradicate the influence of touts in registration processes, Sub-Registrars and other officials have been instructed to keep family and friends away from the workplace.

This move comes in response to complaints about corrupt practices involving Sub-Registrars accepting bribes through their acquaintances. The government warns that such unauthorized individuals will be treated as touts and legal action under the Registration Act will be taken against them. The Inspector-General of Registration emphasized the need to eliminate corruption and maintain transparency within the department.

Authorities now have the power to identify and take criminal action against individuals facilitating corruption in registration offices. The implementation of e-governance initiatives, including online applications, token systems, and digital payments, is part of ongoing efforts to reduce corruption in the Registration Department.