The Maharashtra government has shifted annual rent agreement renewal procedures within the departments to its digital platform.
From November 1, the government owned properties will be rented out through online service -- which will essentially save time of the authorities.
A Government Resolution (GR) issued yesterday stated that there are several rent agreements processed by the Public Works Department (PWD) every year, where government owned land or buildings are rented out for public interest.
Henceforth, such agreements will be carried out through e-rent service, provided on the website www.mahapwd.com.
In Mumbai city alone, there are over 1,200 leased properties by Maharashtra government.
The actual number of properties leased by Maharashtra government across the state would be huge and with online processing of lease agreements, it will save a lot of time and money of people from outstation who had to visit to Mumbai for renewal of fresh lease agreement, said a senior officer from PWD department.
The executive engineer of PWD department from respective district has been given the responsibility to take final decision in lease agreement procedures, mentions the GR.
It has also mandated PWD to publish a division-wise base rate at the beginning of the every financial year for easy calculation of rent.
The GR has further given a detailed list for calculating the rent for buildings with various amenities.