NEWS: NAPA urges Govt to take concrete steps to save properties of NRIs

Fatehgarh Sahib, Aug 12 (UNI) US Based North American Punjabi Association (NAPA) today urged the Punjab government to take some concrete steps to save the properties of Punjabi diaspora, back home in their state.

NAPA executive director Satnam Singh Chahal said here that the Punjab government should bring some concrete changes in rules to the satisfactions of the Punjabi diaspora to make the process of selling NRIs properties more transparent so that no one, even persons having the power of attorney, will be able to sell the properties of NRIs without the involvement of latter.

Mr Chahal said in the majority of land fraud cases of NRIs, caretakers have sold properties by forging the documents and without the consent of NRIs. But after the implementation of the new system, the revenue officers should inform their respective deputy commissioners (DCs) whenever anyone would try to sell the property of an NRI.
The deputy commissioner, in turn, will inform the owner-NRI and the sale-deed would only be allowed after obtaining the consent of the concerned NRI.
He said if the new system is implemented, it would provide much-needed protection to our properties. In past, many persons have sold NRIs properties by forging documents because revenue department officers did not inform NRIs at the time of registration of sale-deeds of their properties.

Mr Chahal disclosed that some NRIs had given POA of their properties to their relatives so that power connections and minor things could be done by their relatives. But their relatives sold their properties and they learned about the sale of their properties many months after sale.

Posted on Aug 13, 17 | 12:38 am