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Statutory Functions

1. To act as Collector under Section 6 read with Section 76 of DLR Act, 1954 and Section 3(6) of DLR Act.
2, To act as Collector under section 105(1)(a) of Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887 and under Section 27(1)(a) of Punjab Tenancy Act.
3. To act as collector under section 14(a) of Uttar Pradesh Land Revenue Act, 1901.
4. Powers to refund spoiled and unused stamp papers within a period not exceeding two years.
5. Collector of stamps under Indian Stamps Act, 1889.
6. Registrar under Indian Registration Act, 1908.
7. Powers under Mines & Mineral Act.
8. Competent authority under ULCR Act, 1976.
9. Powers to enforce the Oil pressure Store (Quality Control) Order 1987.
10. Powers under Section 6 under clause 7 General Service Electrical Lamps (Quality Control) Order 1989.
11. District Environmental Protection Officer under Section 4(1) of Environment Protection Act, 1986.
12. Competent authority under Right to Information Act 2001.
13. District Election Officer/ Returning officer ofParliament Constituency.


1. Chairman of District Bhagidari Meeting (being held once a month)
2. Convenor of District Development Committee (Meeting being held once a month)
3. Chairmanof District Task Force (Meeting being held every fortnight)
4. Chairman of District Public Grievance Cell (Meeting being held every fortnight)
5. Powers of Head of Department under Section 2(10) & 3(f) of Delegation of Financial Powers Rules, 1978.
6 Chairman of District Consumer Protection Council and Monitoring Committee for Delhi Consumer Information Centre.
7. Chairman of Committee to hold District Level Camp for Disabled Persons
8. Chairman of Committee to disburse payment under National Maternity Benefit Scheme.
9. Chairman District Disaster Management Committee

Powers and Functions of the Additional District Magistrate

Statutory Functions

1. ADMs have been given power of Executive Magistrate to deal with Section 109, 110, 133, 145, 174 & 176 and other link provisions under CRPC.
2. To act as Additional Collector under Section 6 read with Section 76 of DLR Act, 1954 and Section 3(6) of DLR Act.
3. To act as Collector under Section 105(1)(a) of Punjab Tenancy Act, 1887 and under Section 27(1)(a) of Punjab Tenancy Act.
4. To act as Land Acquisition Collector under clause C of Section 3 of Land Acquisition Act, 1894.
5. To act as Additional Collector under section 14(a) of Uttar Pradesh Land Revenue Act, 1901.
6. Registrar of Marriage under Hindu Marriage Act & Special Marriage Act 1955 & 1954.
7. To act as Additional Revenue Collector
8. ERO/RO of Assembly Constituency
9. Vigilance Officer
10. Head of Office
11. Estate Officer under Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971
12. Bonded Labor Act
13. Delhi Degradable Plastic Bag (Manufacture / Commercial & uses garbage Control) Act-2000
14. Convener District Disaster Management Committee

Powers and Functions of the Sub Divisional Magistrate

Statutory Functions
1. SDMs have been given power of Executive Magistrate to deal with Section 109, 110, 133, 145, 174 & 176 and other link provisions under CRPC.
2. To work as Asstt. Collector, I class under sub-section 1 of section 27 of the Punjab Land Revenue Act, 1887 (Punjab Act No. 70 of 1887) as enforced in NCT of Delhi and sub-section(1) of section 15 read with section 223 of UP Land Revenue Act, 1901 (Act No. III of 1901).
3. To act as Asstt. Collector, I class and Revenue Assistant under sub-section(1) of Section 7 read with section 76 of Delhi Land Revenue Act, 1954 (Act No. 12 of 1954).
4. To act as Collector under sub-section(4) read with clause 6 of the section 3 of the Northern India Canal and Drainage Act, 1873 (Act No.2 of 1873).
5. Asstt. Collector under clause 19-A of section 3 of Delhi Land Reforms Act, 1954 (Act No. 8 of 1954).
6. To act as Settlement Officer (Consolidation) under sub-section(1) of sub-section (i) of section 20 of the East Punjab Holdings (Consolidation and Prevention of Fragmentation) Act, 1948 (East Punjab Act No. 50 of 1948).
7. To function as competent authority under clause (c) of section 2 of the Delhi Land Holdings (Ceiling) Act, 1960 (F.24 of 1960).
8. Collector of stamps under Indian Stamps Act, 1899.
9. Power under Mines and Minerals Act.
10. Powers to enforce the Oil pressure Store (Quality Control) Order 1987.
11. Powers under Section 6 under clause 7 General Service Electrical Lamps (Quality Control) Order 1989.
12. Powers under Cable Television Networks (Regularization) Act, 1995.
13. District Environment Protection Officer under section 4(1) of Environment Protection Act, 1986.
14. Powers under section 207 of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988 for impounding the vehicles.
15. Powers under the Delhi Prohibition of Smoking & Non Smoking Health Protection Act, 1996.
16. Local Health Authority under PFA Act.
17. Returning Officers for Assembly Constituency.
18. Addl. Survey Commissioner of Wakf.

Act Applicable upon Sub-Registrar


Indian Registration Act 1908


Indian Stamp Act 1899


Restriction on Transfer Act 1972


Transfer of Property Act 1882


Delhi Land Reform Act 1954


Indian Succession Act/Hindu/Muslim Personal Law or any Standing orders/Circulars/Office orders as Amended from time to time by IGR.

Registration of documents in Sub-Registrar Office

Sub-Registrar is the registering authority of documents produced in his office under the provision of Indian Registration Act, 1908.Registrationmeans recording, inserting in an official register, the act of makinga list, Catalogues, Schedules or register particularly of an official character, or making entries therein. The object of the Registration Act is to prevent people being duped into purchasingproperty from a person who does not own it.

The other object of the Act is to provide a method of public registration of documents so as to give information to people regarding legal rights and obligation arising or affecting a particularproperty, and to perpetuatedocuments which may afterwardsbe of legal importance and also to prevent fraud and also to put on record somewhere, where people may see the record and enquire, what the particulars are and as far as land is concerned,what obligation exists with regard to it.The real purpose of registration is to secure that every person dealing with the property, where such dealing requires registration, may rely with confidence upon the statements contained in the register as full and complete account of transaction by which his title may be affected, unless indeed he has actual notice of some unregistered transaction which may be valid apart from the registration and also to check forgery, to provide good evidence of the genuineness of the written instruments and not merely to give information to third parties.


1..To register the documents presented by the Public/People.
2.To maintain the record of registered documents in the form of Book No. I, II, III & IVfor further references and inspection by the public.
3.To allow inspection of the documents and record and issue the certified copies of the documents to the Public as per rules and to produce the record in the courts as per directions of the Hon’ble Courts from time to time.


1. In the case of sale, transfer of immovable property, the NOC is obtained from the Tehsildar (North). For this necessary prescribed application form duly filled with all particulars is to be given to the Sub Registrar Office with a nominal fees . Necessary arrangements for issuance of No Objection Certificate to the public has been made in the Sub Registrar Office. If the NOC prescribes that the land is not acquired by the government under the Land Acquisition Act, nor there are contravention of the various provisions of Delhi Land Reforms Act, the document can be got registered. In the caseof property under lease from DDA,LDO,MCD, Industries Deptt. and Labour Deptt. of the Government of Delhi necessary permission from the lesser is also required for Registration of such documents.
2. The Executant/authorized representative of the executantshall submit a document in duplicate duly executed and properly stamped under the provisionof Indian Stamp Act affixedwith the photograph of the executants within a period of four months of its execution ,if the document is filed after the period of four months of its execution necessary penalties are charged as per the provision of the rules.
3.After proper scrutiny of the documents, the registration fees is deposited on the same day, data entries of the document is computerized and photograph of the executants are again taken by the Office of the Sub Registrar.
4.After the completion of the presentation of the document, admission of executions by the executants, the document is registered and is given back the registered document on the same day. As far as identification of executants is concerned two witnesses are required and one of the witnesses should be known to the Sub Registrar. Proof of identification of each party can be made with the help of Election Identify Card, sport, Identity Card issued by the Government of India, Semi Government and Autonomous Bodies or Identification by the Gazetted Officer.
5.The public is advised to ensure that required stamp duty has been paid on the document before it is submitted in the office of the Sub Registrar to avoid impoundment of the documents, realization of deficient stamp duty and penalty and delay in registration.


Stamp Duty on the documents is charged as per the provision of schedule 1Aapplicable to Delhi of Indian Stamp Act 1899. The rates in each document are different as per schedule. However on Sale Deed executed in favour of women exclusively the stamp duty is charged at a rate of 3% and MCD Transfer Duty is also charged at a rate of 3%. In case, property is purchased by male the duty is charged @ 5 % and 3 % is the Transfer Duty. Power of Attorney with consideration is charged with the stamp duty at a rate of 5%. The execution of will does not require any stamp duty.


1 .Applicant shall make an application duly affixed with the court fee stamp of Rs.1.25 and give full detailed particulars of the document for which certified copy is required (like registration number, date of registration, property number and name of the executants etc.)

2.He shall also enclose a Non judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- for certified copy with his application.


Detail of fees to be charged in respect of Registration Fee, Certified Copies of the documents, Inspection of the Document/Index/Register has been displayed in the Sub Registrar Office. As far as fees for certified copy is concerned it is fixed at Rs.3/- per page/part of the page of the document

Powers and Function of Block Development Officer (North)

The duties of Block Development Officer include general supervision, management and control of all Gaon Sabha land and properties including public wells, fisheries, tanks, ponds, water channels path ways, abadi site and other land vested in Gaon Sabha under the provision of the Delhi Land Reforms Act and other relevant Acts. He shall maintain, operate and control Gaon Sabha area fund for the purpose of its utilization to meet the charges in connection with the Delhi Land Reforms Act.The amount from the Gaon Sabha area fund can be utilized after necessary formalities are completed under the provisions of the said Act/Rules and necessary directions/guidelines issued by the Department and with the due approval of the Deputy Commissioner. He is responsible to the Deputy Commissioner concerned as far as his duties, functions and powers are concerned. Besides he has to defend the suits/cases about Gaon Sabha in the court of revenue Assistant, Deputy Commissioner, Hon’ble High Court/Supreme Court and other courts. He is also to implement the various schemes introduced by the Government from time to time regarding benefits, assistance provided by the Government to the farmers and the villagers like draught compensation crops damage compensation, cattle fodder compensation etc. and also to keep the farmers posted with new experiments and researches in crops etc.
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