By: M.S.Yatnatti: Editor and Video Journalist Bengaluru: I have requested BBMP ARO Uttarhalli Sub-Division to provide me information the reasons under section 4(I) (d) RTI Act as under what provision of law ARO Uttrhalli Sub-Division BBMP providedTwo Khatha and Two PID to one property as it has provided Khata to site number 91 Survey number as 7.3 New PID number: 184-w0292-36-1 and Khata to site number 43Survey number 7.2 of uattarhalli villagePID Number 901 525 7.2 43 . Whereaas site number 43Survey number 7.2 of uattarhalli villageis based on a fake plan and BBMP has given fake khata to site number 43. . Mr Gopialleged owner of site number 43 created fabricated forged concocted the Layout plan allegedly showing to own site (30x40) No 43 in S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Village registered in 2006. The DC Conversion was allegedly made for 1 acre and 25 guntas in S.No 7.2 Uattarhalli Village and the Layout Plan used by Gopi is showing 57 sites in it and few are even not numbered. In 1 acre 25 guntas 57 sites of 30x40 Dimensionis next to impossible .In one acre about maximum 18 site can be made .And 57 sites are next to impossible and site number 43 cannot exists .Let Mr gopi and his associates show 57 sites on ground and 57 registered documents.Wherefore it is conclusive proof that Gopi is showing 57 sites layout plan is actually a fabricated and forged document.The BBMP is THE PUBLIC AUTHORITY under obligation to provide information "PUBLICLY” under section 4(I) (a) (b) (c) (d) RTI Act.
For property owners in Bangalore, Khata is an important document that they must obtain in order to carry out legal proceedings involving their property details. The municipal corporation of Bangalore, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) issues khata for properties that are within its jurisdiction. The term 'Khata' literally means an account. This term has a long history. Kingdoms levied land revenue on citizens to raise the bulk of their resources. For this purpose, they developed systems for measuring of land and appointed collectors to estimate and collect the taxes. Each land owner was assigned a 'Khata' in the records of the tax collectors, in which details of the estimated tax payable and the collections made from year to year was recorded. This system is still in vogue in the country, both in urban and rural areas.In cities, the 'Khata' still means the 'account' of the house owner in the records of the Corporation/ Municipality. Obviously, the Khata register of the Corporation becomes an important document that contains brief details of the property, the estimated property tax and other cesses payable on the property and the property tax and cesses collected every year.Khata is therefore an account of a person who has property in the city, as also an account of assessment of property owners within the Corporation's jurisdiction. It contains important details of properties concerned, such as the name of owner, the size of buildings etc., its location and the tax to which it is assessed. Strictly speaking, a Khata certificate or Khata extract is only evidence that property tax has been paid on the said property. It does not confer any ownership of property on the person in whose name it stands.There are several judgments of the High Court of Karnataka on the issue of the Khata. The latest one, and therefore the most contemporary pronouncement of the law, is in Writ Petition No. 16738 of 2005; Jayamma vs. Assistant Revenue Officer, Hombegowda Nagar Range and others