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The Inspector General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal is the Head of this Directorate. A senior member of the Indian Administrative Service holds the post. The following officers of the Directorate are to assist the Inspector General of Registration and Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal in the functioning of the Directorate:
1)Additional Inspector General of Registration & Additional Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal
2)Joint Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal
3)Joint Inspector General of Registration, West Bengal
4)Deputy Inspector General of Registration (HQ), West Bengal
5)Deputy Inspector General of Registration (Rev.), West Bengal
6)Deputy Inspector General of Registration (e-RAC), West Bengal
7)Deputy Inspector General of Registration (Inspection), Presidency Division
8)Deputy Inspector General of Registration (Inspection), Burdwan Division
9)Deputy Inspector General of Registration (Inspection), Jalpaiguri Division
10)Deputy Commissioner of Stamp Revenue (Legal), West Bengal
11)Assistant Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal
12)Assistant Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, ( e- RAC) Presidency Division, West Bengal
13)Assistant Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, ( e- RAC) Burdwan Division, West Bengal
14)Assistant Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, ( e- RAC) Jalpaiguri Division, West Bengal
15) Addl. District Sub- Registrar, (e-Rac) The members of the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service on the basis of seniority-cum-merit are appointed to the above posts.
16)Deputy Commissioner of Stamp Revenue (Audit)/Joint Commissioner of Stamp Revenue (Audit); This single post is held by a member of the West Bengal Audit & Accounts Service, West Bengal
17)Administrative Officer
18)Special Officer (Computerization) [post sanctioned by Fin (Rev.) Deptt.]
19)Personal Assistant to the Inspector General of Registration & Commissioner of Stamp Revenue, West Bengal
20)Office Superintendent
(The last four posts are filled up on promotion from the members of the staff of this Directorate.)
Flow-diagram of organization setup:



Total Posts of the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service:

Designation of Post Sanctioned Strength Present Strength Vacancy
DIGR and above 23 20 3
District Registrar & equivalent 28 27 1
District Sub-Registrar 29 27 2
Addl. Dist. Sub-Registrar 241 231 10
Sub-Registrar (Dying Cadre) 3 3 Nil
Total 324 308 16

The Directorate core establishment is comprised of:

Designation of the post Sanctioned Strength Present Strength Vacancy
Administrative Officer 1 Nil 1
Special Officer(Comp) 1 1 Nil
PA to IGR & CSR,WB 1 Nil 1
Office Superintendent 1 1 Nil
Head Assistant 4 4 Nil
U.D. Assistant 19 19 Nil
Stenographer 4 1 3
L.D. Assistant 19 14 5
Typist Supervisor 1 1 Nil
Typist Grade I 3 3 Nil
Typist Basic Grade 4 4 Nil
Group – D 19 13 6
Muharrir 3 3 Nil
Total 80 64 16

For the purpose of the administration of the Registration Act, 1908, 12 Ranges with the jurisdiction of one or more districts have been formed and such ranges are headed by one Deputy Inspector General of Registration. The members of the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service are appointed to such posts on the basis of seniority cum merit.

Range Headquarters Jurisdiction(District-wise)
I Alipore, South 24 Pgs. South 24 Parganas & Kolkata
II Barasat,North 24 Parganas North 24 Parganas & Nadia
III Chinsurah, Hooghly Hooghly & Howrah
IV Burdwan,Burdwan Burdwan
V Medinipur,Paschim Medinipur Paschim Medinipur & Purba Medinipur
VI Berhampore,Murshidabad Murshidabad
VII Malda, Malda Malda
VIII Jalpaiguri, Jalpaiguri Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling
IX Bankura, Bankura Bankura & Purulia
X Raiganj, Uttar Dinajpur Uttar Dinajpur & Dakshin Dinajpur
XI Suri, Birbhum Birbhum
XII Coochbehar, Coochbehar Coochbehar

The main functions of these DIGRs are to inspect the registration offices in his range and act as Collector under sec.47A of the Indian Stamp Act, 1899. Members of the public may prefer an appeal to the DIGR concerned, if they do not agree with the market value of the property which is the subject matter of a particular document, determined by the District Sub-Registrar / Additional District Sub-Registrar / Sub-Registrar concerned. If the market value of any property is determined through the system of the Computerization of Registration of Document (CORD) soft ware on the basis of incorrect statement furnished by the people, the Deputy Inspector General of Registrations may, either suo motu or on the basis of any information, make an enquiry and determine the market value of the property concerned after giving the party an opportunity of being heard and realizes the deficit stamp duty and registration fees, if any, from the person who is liable to pay such duties and fees as per provision of law.

REGISTRAR OF ASSURANCES, KOLKATA :

Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata has a separate establishment at 5 & 6, Government Place (North), Kolkata-1. Under sec. 30A of the Registration Act, 1908, R.A., Kolkata may receive and register any document referred to in sec. 28 of the Registration Act, 1908 without regard to the situation of the property in any part of West Bengal to which the document relates. Under sec. 30B of the said Act, R.A. Kolkata enjoys power in registration of mortgage deeds and re-conveyance deeds in connection with house-building advances of Govt. employees without regard to the situation of the property in any part of India outside the State of West Bengal except J&K.

Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata is the head of the office. One member of the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service in the rank of DIGR holds the post. The powers and functions of the Registrar of Assurances, Kolkata regarding the registration of the deeds have been delegated to the following officers with the jurisdiction noted against each of them:

Name of office Jurisdiction
Addl. Registrar of Assurances – I The Districts of South 24-Parganas and Howrah.
Addl. Registrar of Assurances – II The District of Kolkata
Addl. Registrar of Assurances - III The Rest of the Districts of West Bengal and the Documents under section 29 and 30B of the Registration Act other than jurisdiction of ARA-I ,II and IV
Addl. Registrar of Assurances - IV The District of North 24-Parganas, Nadia and Murshidabad.

The above four posts are held by the members of the West Bengal Registration and Stamp Revenue Service in the rank of District Registrar. There is another post of Additional District Sub-Registrar (Records) at the office of R.A, Kolkata.

Core Establishment of the Registrar of Assurances office is as follows:-

Designation of the post Sanctioned Strength Present Strength Vacancy
Head Assistant 1 1 Nil
Head Clerk 3 3 Nil
Upper Division Asstt. 49 29 20
Lower Division Asstt. 50 21 29
Muharrir (Dying Cadre) 5 1 4
Group – D employees including Night Guard and Sweeper 15+2 10+2 5+0
Total 125 67 58
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