`A`Katha – How did you get it ?


There is an investigation being conducted by the authorities regarding the register and transfer of A Katha in BBMP for the buildings which have violated the building by laws and deviated from the sanctioned building plans.  Furthermore, How A Katha was issued to properties on Raja kaluve and Lake bodies is being investigated.

75% of the buildings and houses have deviated from the sanctioned plan and violated the by laws and are legally ineligible to obtain A Katha, but many illegal apartments have A katha.

Before the purchase of the apartment or the site, check the A katha and how it was registered or transferred or issued?

Apartments without Occupancy Certificates have A katha, which is illegal and have obtained it through fraudulent manipulation and misrepresentation of facts, liable to be cancelled automatically.

There are only 36 Occupancy Certificates issued by the BBMP in the last few years and it is startling to know that majority of the apartment complex have A katha without proper documentation and compliance to the prevailing laws.

In Bommanahally Zone, It is said that one housing complex having violated more than 60% to 75% obtained A katha with the connivance of the BBMP Officials, which is under scrutiny.

AE, Many have A Katha and have built houses on the Raja Kaluve and on the periphery of the lake, have defective titles and discrepancy in the survey records.

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BBMP NOTICE – NOTIFICATION TO VACATE THE RAJAKALUVE VOLUNTARILY


BBMP HAS ISSUED PUBLIC NOTIFICATION TO THE ENCROACHERS TO LEAVE AND VACATE THE RAJAKALUVE, SECONDARY CHANNEL AND LINKING CHANNELS.

IF THE OWNERS DOES NOT VACATE THE ENCROACHMENT, THE BBMP WILL DEMOLISH THE STRUCTURES AND COLLECT THE CHARGES FROM THE OWNERS.

Koliwad Committe has recommended action against the BBMP officials who had issued A katha

A press report

                    Karnataka Legislative Assembly Speaker K.B. Koliwad, who chairs the Joint Committee on Tank Encroachment in Bengaluru, said the committee will recommend dismissal of officials of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) or other departments who sanctioned building plans and issued “A” khatas for structures that encroached storm water drains (SWDs) and lake beds.

                   The Speaker, who inspected illegal constructions in the city last week, told presspersons that the committee would submit its final report by October end.

                    The panel would recommend filing of criminal cases against realty developers and seizure of their properties if they found constructed houses/buildings/apartments encroaching SWDs and lake beds. An 8,000 page document with information on city’s lakes from surveyors and officials had been put together, he said on Monday.

                A drafting committee has been constituted to prepare a final report, which is expected to be voluminous. The report would recommend demolition of all illegal buildings/houses constructed on SWDs and lake beds, he said.

              The committee would recommend stringent action against officials and developers and it would be the responsibility of the government to execute it, he added.

NO POWER AND WATER SUPPLY TO UNAUTHORISED BUILDING – letter from BBMP Commissioner


The BBMP Commissioner has written a letter to the BESCOM and BWSSB not to provide electricity and water supply to the unauthorised buildings as per the direction of the High Court.

The Letter.

Unauthorised buildings-letter from bbmp com to bescom & bwssb
Unauthorised buildings-letter from bbmp com to bescom & bwssb
Unauthorised buildings-letter from bbmp com to bescom & bwssb
Unauthorised buildings-letter from bbmp com to bescom & bwssb – 2

DEMOLITION, RECOVERY, ENCROACHMENT, A KATHA, B KATHA, E KATHA, NO KATHA ETC


WAY BACK IN 1960`S TO 1980`S, THE PROPERTY PURCHASE WAS USUALLY DONE THROUGH KNOWN PERSONS OR CHANNELS OR NEIGHBOURS AND THERE WAS NOT MUCH OF “HOME LOANS” AT BANGALORE AND DUE TO THE SUDDEN DEVELOPMENT, THE PRICES SPIRALLED AND THE TOUTS STARTED THE MISCHIEF WITH MANIPULATED-FAKE-BOGUS-WRONG REPRESENTATIONS-FACTS OF THE PROPERTY CONCEALED- TO MAKE MORE MONEY.

THE RESULT OF THIS FAKE DOCUMENTATION IS : DEMOLITION & LITIGATION.

IT IS A WELL KNOWN FACT EVEN DURING 1960`S AND 1970`S, THAT NOBODY USE TO BUILD ANYTHING NEAR THE LAKES, UNDER ELECTRICITY LINES,NEAR RAJA KALUVE AND EVEN ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES.

THE SPROUTING OF DEVELOPERS AND BUILDERS, LAND MAFIA, TOUTS AND FRAUDSTERS PAVED THE WAY FOR ALL THE ILLEGALITIES.

IN 2012/13, DUE TO ABNORMAL DEMAND `B`KATHA CREATED, MOST OF THE PROPERTIES UNDER THIS CATEGORY HAS ITS OWN FLAWS, THE GOVERNMENT, EVOLVED A FOOLPROOF SYSTEM TO ISSUE `E` KATHA – ELECTRONIC MODE KATHA IN FORM NO.9 AND 11A AS PER THE DIRECTIVES OF HIGH COURT, THUS PUTTING AN END TO THE AGE OLD MANUAL KATHA.

EVEN, KATHA`S ARE NOT FOOLPROOF, AS IT IS ISSUED BY THE REVENUE AUTHORITY, BY SCRUTINISING THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THEM AND IN SOME OF THE CASES, FAKE DOCUMENTS, BOGUS DOCUMENTS, FALSE STATEMENTS, CONTENTS TWISTED DOCUMENTS, FABRICATED DOCUMENTS ARE SUBMITTED, WHICH CANNOT BE OR COULD NOT BE VERIFIED NOT AUTHENTICATED AND KATHA IS ISSUED ON THE BASIS OF MISREPRESENTATION OF FACTS.

MANY BUYERS ARE UNDER THE CONCEPT AND IMPRESSION THAT A KATHA DELIVERS THEM GOOD AND MARKETABLE TITLES. IT IS NOT SO. IT HAS TO BE EXAMINED- HOW THE KATHA IS OBTAINED? WHAT ARE THE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED? WHETHER APPROPRIATE AND APPLICABLE TAXES, CHARGES AND LEVIES ARE PAID OR NOT? WHETHER, ALL STATUTORY REQUIREMENTS ARE COMPLIED WITH IT OR NOT?

IN A CASE, AT BELLANDUR(CLOSE TO RING ROAD), IN A TOP END APARTMENT OF A FAMOUS BUILDER, THE RESIDENTS OR THE OWNERS(PRESENT), NOW, ARE PAYING BETTERMENT CHARGES TO GET THE KATHA OF THE PROPERTIES, AS SOME OF THE BANKS ARE DEMANDING THE KATHA AND SOME ARE IN THE PROCESS OF SALES.  THEY CANNOT WAIT FOR THE BUILDER TO PAY –  ARE IN A HURRTY – FORCED TO SHELL DOWN THEIR MONEY TO GET THE KATHA.

`A` KATHA, EC, BANK LOAN, BESCOM CONNECTION, BWSSB CONNECTION,PAYMENT OF TAXES AND TOP BUILDER`S NAME OR GOODWILL DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST.

SOME OF OUR READERS WERE VERY ANGRY AND VENT OUT THEIR FEELINGS AND VIEWS STATING THAT THEY HAVE REGISTERED SALE DEED, THE TITLES WERE GOOD AND  LEGAL 15 YEARS BACK AND HOW IT IS NOT LEGAL TODAY. IT WAS NEVER LEGAL. EVEN THE SUB-REGISTRAR CANNOT REGISTER SUCH PROPERTIES, WHICH ARE IN REVENUE LANDS. IT IS CRYSTAL CLEAR THAT AGRICULTURE LAND CANNOT BE BIFURCATED AND SOLD AND IT IS ILLEGAL.  EVEN THE DC CONVERTED SITE DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST WITHOUT PROPER APPROVALS FROM THE CONCERNED TOWN PLANNING AUTHORITY.  THE DC CONVERSION ORDERS ISSUED WAY BACK IN 1970`S AND 1980`S HAD CONDITIONS LAID IN ITS ORDERS THAT THE PROPERTIES WHICH ARE CONVERTED MUST OBTAIN CLEARANCE AND APPROVALS FROM THE APPROPRIATE AUTHORITIES AND ONLY AFTER OBTAINING SUCH CLEARANCE AND APPROVALS, THE MARKETABLE TITLES ARE CONFERRED.  THE MOST IMPORTANT CONDITION IN EVERY ORDER IS THAT IN THE EVENT OF “NON-COMPLIANCE” OF ANY OF THE CONDITIONS WILL RESULT IN THE AUTOMATIC CANCELLATION OF DC CONVERSION ORDER AND ACTION WILL BE INITIATED TO DEMOLISH ANY BUILDINGS OR STRUCTURES WHICH HAVE COME UP ON SUCH PROPERTIES AND THE EXPENDITURE INCURRED TOWARDS SUCH DEMOLITION WILL BE RECOVERED FROM THE OWNER AS REVENUE ARREARS.  THE USE OF SUCH LAND REVERT TO THE ORIGINAL USE, IN CASE OF NON-COMPLIANCE OF ANY OF THE CONDITIONS.  THE GOVERNMENT HAS THE POWERS TO DEMOLISH SUCH STRUCTURES WITHOUT INTIMATION.

BUT, THE BUYERS IN A BID TO ACQUIRE THE PROPERTY, HAS MISREPRESENTED THE FACTS BEFORE THE SUB-REGISTRAR AND GET THE DOCUMENTS REGISTERED.  IN THE SAME MANNER, THE KATHA IS ALSO OBTAINED.

NOW THE BUYERS ASK THE QUESTION? HOW DID SUB-REGISTRAR REGISTERED THE DOCUMENT? FACTS ARE TWISTED AND MISREPRESENTED AND THE BUYER/SELLER PAID XXXXX TO THE TOUT/AGENT TO GET THE SALE DEED REGISTERED AND AGAIN GETS THE KATHA IN THE SAME MANNER, GET THE POWER AND WATER CONNECTION AND PAY THE TAXES, FINALLY, WHEN IT IS DEMOLISHED, THE PROPERTY OWNER GRUMBLES AND CRIES.  

TITLES MUST BE CLEAR WITH MARKETABLE TITLES, ALONG WITH AUTHENTIC KATHA AND ALL STATUTORY APPROVALS, LICENSES, CC,OC AND POSSESSION.

IT IS SAD TO NOTE THAT MANY POOR PEOPLE LOST THEIR HOUSES IN THE RECENT DEMOLITION, WERE COMPLAINING THAT THEY HAVE `A` OR `B` KATHA, TAX PAID RECEIPTS, BESCOM CONNECTION, BWSSB CONNECTION AND REGISTERED SALE DEED. 

IT IS VERY SAD THAT THE HOUSES OF POOR ARE DEMOLISHED AND THE RICH GO SCOT FREE WITH LITIGATION FOR COUPLE OF YEARS AND THE NOTORIOUS BUILDER WHO STOLE THE GOVERNMENT LAND AND ROAD IS HAPPILY ROAMING AROUND AND SELLING HIS PROPERTIES.

THE COMMON STATEMENT MADE BY THE TOUTS, AGENTS AND THE BUILDERS IS THAT “THERE IS 90% DEVIATION EVERYWHERE, HAS THE GOVERNMENT GOT THE GUTS TO DEMOLISH? NO CHANCE” YOU CAN HAPPILY BUY AND IF SOMETHING GOES WRONG, WE WILL BE THERE- BUT THE TRUTH IS THAT YOU(THE BUYERS) WILL NOT BE THERE.

HENCE, CONDUCT DUE DILIGENT ENQUIRY AND EXAMINATION INTO ALL THE ASPECTS AND THEN PROCEED TO BUY. NO HURRY. IF YOU HURRY, WORRY WILL TAKE OVER.

SOME ARGUMENTS WITHOUT LEGAL SANCTITY AT THE PLACE OF DEMOLITION


BBMP HAS GIVEN US A KATHA?

HOW CAN BBMP GIVE A KATHA FOR THE ENCROACHED OR GOVERNMENT PROPERTIES?

DOCUMENTS ARE FABRICATED OR FAKE DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE BBMP AND PAID xxxxx TO GET THE KATHA.  ANY PERMISSION, KATHA, LICENSE, APPROVAL OBTAINED BY SUBMITTING FAKE OR BOGUS OR FABRICATED DOCUMENTS AND IF THE FACTS ARE TWISTED OR MISREPRESENTED, AUTOMATICALLY, WITHOUT NOTICE AND INTIMATION THE KATHA  “STANDS CANCELLED”.  HENCE THIS KATHA HAS TO BE EXAMINED THOROUGHLY AND REVENUE DOCUMENTS ARE SECONDARY TITLE DOCUMENTS, THOUGH, THEY ARE IMPORTANT, DOES NOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST. 

BESCOM HAS GIVEN US CONNECTION.

BESCOM IS A MERCHANT ESTABLISHMENT, THOUGH OWNED BY THE GOVERNMENT, IS A SUPPLIER OF ELECTRICITY FOR A TARIFF(PRICE).  THE ELECTRICITY CONNECTION IS PROVIDED BASED ON THE ABOVE STATED KATHA, WHICH IS IRREGULAR OR ILLEGAL, CANNOT CONFER ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST. HENCE THIS AVERMENT DOES NOT STAND THE LEGAL VALIDATION.

BWSSB- CAUVERY WATER CONNECTION – IS ALSO A PUBLIC UTILITY AND A PROVIDER OF WATER FOR A TARIFF AND ANY CONNECTION OR SUPPLY DOES NOT ENTITLE THE PRECIPITANT ANY RIGHT, TITLE AND INTEREST.

KATHA MUST HAVE BEEN OBTAINED ON AUTHENTIC AND GENUINE DOCUMENTS WITHOUT CONTRADICTING ANY PROVISIONS OF THE APPLICABLE LAW, LIKE KARNATAKA MUNICIPALITY ACT, KARNATAKA LAND REVENUE ACT, KTCP ACT, KARNATAKA LAND REFORMS ACT, RDPR ACT, BDA/BMRDA ACT AND OTHER APPLICABLE AND RELEVANT ACTS. 

HENCE, A THOROUGH EXAMINATION OF KATHA AND HOW IT IS OBTAINED AND THE BASIS ON WHICH IT IS OBTAINED IS ALSO CRUCIAL TO VALIDATE THE TITLES.

DID YOU CHECK AND VERIFY THE VAT TAX, SERVICE TAX, BESCOM DEPOSIT AND BWSSB DEPOSIT CHARGED BY THE SELLER/DEVELOPER ?


ONE OF OUR READER HAS DONE A CALCULATION OF VALUE ADDED TAX, SERVICE TAX, BESCOM DEPOSIT, BWSSB DEPOSIT, LEGAL CHARGES, GENERATOR CHARGES, STAMP DUTY AND REGISTRATION FEES, WHICH WORKS OUT AT OVER 20% OF THE STATED OR QUOTED PRICE OF THE PROPERTY, APART FROM THE CHARGES PAID OR PAYABLE FOR OBTAINING THE BANK LOAN, WHICH MAY BE ANOTHER 1/2% OR 1%.

IN SOME CASES, THESE CHARGES AMOUNTED TO OVER 25% AND 75% OF THE CASES, THE BUYERS DO NOT HAVE KATHA FROM BBMP, STILL HAVE TO REMIT THE BETTERMENT CHARGES AND PAY THE KATHA FEE, WHICH WORKS OUT AT APPROXIMATELY AT 1%.

Many of the buyers are under the wrong impression and notion that the approval or sanction of BANK LOAN will confer the best right, title and interest of the property.  IT IS WRONG. 

TAKE CARE. CHECK THE CHARGES. DEMAND THE BILLS. DEMAND THE RECEIPTS.