Services and Scheme

Services and Scheme

  • Office of the District Collector -cum- District Magistrate, Puducherry

    Issuance of Licences under The Arms Act and Rules

    Sl. No. Licence Form Name of Licence Apply before Licence fee Tentative Time limit
    1 Form - III License for the acquisition, possession and carrying of arms or ammunition for sport / display District Magistrate i) Rs. 100 for initial year
    ii) Rs. 50 for renewal.
    2 months
    2 Form - II License for acquisition and possession of arms or ammunition of categories III(b), III(c), III(d), V or VI District Magistrate i) Rs. 50 for initial year
    ii) Rs. 10 for renewal.
    2 months
    3 Form - IX License to
    (i) manufacture              
    (ii) Convert, shorten, repair or test (other than proof-test) sell or transfer, keep for sale or transfer conversion, repair or test of arms or ammunition
    District Magistrate i) Rs. 500 for initial year
    ii) Rs.200 for renewal.
    2 months
    4 Form - IX License to [convert(except firearm)] repair, test(other than proof-test) sell, repair or test, or transfer arms categories I(b), I(c), I(d), III(a), III(b), III(c), III(d), V and VI District Magistrate i) Rs. 300 for initial year
    ii) Rs.200 for renewal.
    2 months
    5 Form - XIII License to sell transfer or test (other than proof test) and keep for sale, transfer or test arms or ammunition of categories III(C), III(d), V or VI District Magistrate (a) to a holder license in Form-IX: free of charge 2 months
    (b) for arms of Category-V only
    Rs. 50 for initial year and
    Rs. 100 for renewal
    (c) otherwise : Rs. 100 for initial and renewal

    Note: Except some of the license apart from the above listed, the Central Government is the Licensing Authority for the remaining categorized licenses.

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    Details of Licenses Issued Under The Explosives Act, 1884.

    Sl. No. Licence Form Name of Licence Apply before Licence Fees Tentative Time Limit
    1. Form 20 Licence for manufacture fire works and or Gunpowder up to 15 Kgs. District Magistrate Rs. 200 per 1000 tonnes or part therof of the installed annual plant capacity for each explosive subject to a maximum of Rs. 5000/- 2 months
    2. Form - 24 Licence to possess and sell from a shop fireworks not exceeding 50 Kgs., of Class -  7, Division - 2, Sub - Division - 1 or gun powder not exceeding 15 kgs. and safety fuse not exceeding 5000, metres. District Magistrate i) Rs. 150 2 months
    3. Form 23 Licence to possess for own use class - 2 and or class - 3 explosives not exceeding 5 kgs. Electric or ordinary detonators not exceeding 100 numbers and safety fuse not exceeding 200 m. District Magistrate Rs. 10 only (Free charge to cultivators) 2 months

    Note : The Chief Controller of Explosives, Department of Explosives, Chennai is the licensing authority for the other licenses under the Explosives Act, 1884.


    Details of Licence and NOCs issued by the District Authority under The Petroleum Rules, 2002.

    Sl. No. License Form Name of Licensee Apply before License Fees Tentative Time Limit
    1. Form - XIII License to import and store petroleum Class - B otherwise than in bulk quantity not exceeding 25, 000 litres. District Magistrate Rs. 20 for every 1000 litres or part thereof  for a calendar year. 2 months
    2. Nil No Objection certificate for the grant of a license to import and store petroleum District Magistrate Nil 2 months

    Issuance of Licence under The Pondicherry Cinemas (Regulation) Rules

    Sl. No. Name of the Licence Apply before Licence Fees Tentative Time limit
    1 NOC (in Form B) for location of Cinema District Magistrate NIL 2 months
    2 Approval of Plan of building District Magistrate NIL 2 months
    3 Approval of building constructed and Issue of License District Magistrate FOR PERMANENT THEATRE
    Rs. 100 for an area of 100 sq. m. or less with an additional fee of Rs. 50 for every sq. m. or fraction thereof in excess of 100 sq. m. subject to a minimum of Rs. 500.
    2 months
    FOR TOURING TALKIES
    Rs. 300 for a period of one year for an area of 100 sq.m. or less with an additional fee of Rs. 150 for every 50 sq.m. or fraction therof in excess of 100 sq.m. subject to a minimum of Rs. 1000/- only.
    4 Renewal of License District Magistrate FOR PERMANENT THEATRE
    Rs. 100 for an area of 100 sq. m. or less with an additional fee of Rs. 50 for every sq. m. or fraction thereof in excess of 100 sq. m. subject to a minimum of Rs. 500.
    2 months
    FOR TOURING TALKIES
    Rs. 300 for a period of one year for an area of 100 sq.m. or less with an additional fee of Rs. 150 for every 50 sq.m. or fraction therof in excess of 100 sq.m. subject to a minimum of Rs. 1000/- only.
  • Office of the Deputy Collector (Revenue) - North / South / Mahe / Yanam
    Sl. No. Name of The Service Apply before Tentative Time Limit
    Issuance of Certificate
    1. Issuance of Residence / Nativity Certificate Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar of
    Taluk / Sub-Taluk
    One Month
    2. Issuance of Income Certificate Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar of
    Taluk / Sub-Taluk
    15 days
    3. Issuance of Caste / Community Certificate Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar of
    Taluk / Sub-Taluk
    15 days
    4. Issuance of Permanent Integerated Certificate (PIC) Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar of
    Taluk / Sub-Taluk
    One Month
    5. Issuance of Solvency Certificate Taluk Tahsildar 15 days
    Patta Transfer / Mutation
    6. Transfer of patta in the name of private individuals/ company for their property Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar of Taluk / Sub-Taluk (i) One month for sub-divisions
    (ii) 15 days for simple transfer
    7. Issuance of Chita copy / Patta copy / Adangal copy Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar of Taluk / Sub-Taluk 7 days
    Assignment/Licensing/Transfer of Land
    8. Assignment of land for cultivation purpose Deputy Collector (Revenue) 6 months subject to availability of land
    9. Licensing of land for other purposes District Collector 6 months
    Explosive Act
    10. Possession and sale of fire works Deputy Collector (Revenue) 4 months
    Pondicherry Pawn Brokers Act/Money Lenders Act
    11. Issue of Pawn Brokers Licence Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar 3 months
    12. Issue of Money Lender Licence Tahsildar / Deputy Tahsildar 3 months
    Misc. Acts
    13. Distribution of surplus lands under the Pondicherry Reforms (Fixation on Ceiling on Land Compensation for and disposal of surplus land) Rules, 1975 (Pondicherry and Karaikal Region only) N/A. N/A.
    14. Lease for Excavation of Sand under Minor Minerals (Concession) Rules, 1977 Sub/Dy. Collector (Revenue) of concerned region. One month from the date of auction
    15. Rajiv Gandhi Social Security Scheme for Poor families - 2012 (RG-SSS-2012) Tahsildar /Dy. Tahsildar of concerned taluk. x months
  • the Directorate of Survey, Settlement and Land Records, Puducherry
    Sl. No.
    Name of the Scheme Eligibility Conditions Documents to be produced along with application To whom to apply
    Time Limit
    1. Issue of extracts of land records. ** Owner of the land or manai. Sale deed or other documents proving ownership right. Contact nearest Common Service Centre (CSC).
    2. Rectification of erroneous entry of land records. Owners of the land or manai. Documents such as sale deed, will deed, donatilon ded, related earlier linking documents, legal heir certificate to prove the ownership right. Settlement Officer 3 Months in case of undisputed petitions.
    3. Transfer of Kudiyiruppu patta. legal heirs of Kudiyiruppu pattadar. Death Certificate of Kudiyiruppu patta holder, original Kudiyiruppu pattta, legal heir certificate. Director-cum-Authorised Officer (Kudiyiruppu). One Month
    4. Issue of separate patta by measuring and sub-dividing the field. Land owners or legal heirs, acquiring the property. Those who purchase or acquire the property. Sale deed copy and other documents showing the ownership right, legal heir certificate and previous linking documents and sub-division fee have to be paid. Settlement Tahsildar-1/Deputy Tahsildar (Specified Officer). 2 Months

    5.
    Demaracation of the boundaries Land owners or those who acquire the property, the heirs acquiring the property in full or partly or the purchasers. Sale deed copy and other documentary evidences showing the ownership right, legal heir certificate and otherlimking documents. Director of Survey One month
    6. Issue of FMB copy The owners of land/manai Copies of documents showing ownership right. Director of Survey. 7 Days
    7. Issue of Village maps Any person who requires Should apply affixing 25 paise court fee stamp and mentioning the correct village name on payment of R. 40 per unit. Director of Survey 2 Days
    8. Issue of Regional maps (Printed maps) Any person who requires. Should apply by mentioning the correct name of the region. Director of Survey 2 Days
    9. Provision fo free house-sites to the poor landless agricultural labourers. (a) Poor landless labourers.
    (b) Indian citizen with the residence of not less than 5 years in the Union Territory of Pondicherry
    (c) Monthly Income not exceeding Rs. 1,250/-.
    Written application should be submitted in Form No.1 Director of Survey.  6 Months (Subject to availability of land and approval of the Advisory Committee).
    10. Grant of Housing subsidy of the beneficiaries of free house-sites. Beneficiaries of  free house-sites. Written application in Form No. 3 should be submitted with original assignment order of free house-site. Director of Survey (a) Basement and surrounding four walls are to be raised to a height of 5 ft. for 1 instalment of subsidy after one month. (b) Subject ot fulfilment of construction, II instalment will be issued in the next six months.
    11. Transfer of patta of free house-site Legal heirs of the original assignee should apply after the death of the original assignee. With the application, Death Certificate of original assignee, Legal Heirs Cergificate obtained from the Court or as extablished through exquiry and original assignment order are to be enclosed. Director of Survey. 2 Months

    Note:- **General Public can avail these services from the Common Service Centres. List of Common Service Centres

  • Registration Department

    Services of Registration Department

    Sl. No. Name of The Service Apply before Tentative Time Limit
    1. Registration of Documents Sub-Registrar Within 3 to 7 working days
    2. Encumbrance Certificate Sub-Registrar Within 5 working days
    3. Certified copy of documents Sub-Registrar Within 3 working days
    4. Copy of Will Sub-Registrar Within 5 working days
    5. Deposit of Sealed cover Will Sub-Registrar Anytime during office hours
    6. Hindu Marriage Sub-Registrar Within 3 days from the date of application for certificate
    7. Intended Marriage Sub-Registrar After 30 days from the date of display in the notice board.
    8. Special Marriage Sub-Registrar After 30 days from the date of display in the notice board.
    9. Registration of Chits District Registrar Within one month
    10. Document Writer licence District Registrar Within one week
    11. Scribe Licence District Registrar Within one week

    Table of Registration Fees for all kinds of Documents

    Sl No. Categories of Documents Stamp Duty Registration Fee
    1 Conveyance (Sale) 10% on the market value of the property or the G.L.R. value whichever is higher. 0.5% on the value of property mentioned in the document or GLR rate which ever is higher.
    2 Gift 10% on the market value of the property or the G.L.R. value whichever is higher. 0.5% on the value of property mentioned in the document or GLR rate which ever is higher.
    3 Exchange 10% on the market value of the property or the G.L.R. value whichever is higher. 0.5% on the value of property mentioned in the document or GLR rate which ever is higher.
    4 Simple Mortgage (without possession) 1% (on the loan amount) subject to a maximum of ₹ 20,000/-. 0.5% on loan amount subject to a maximum of ₹ 5,000/-.
    5 Mortgage with possession 3% on loan amount. 0.5% subject to the maximum of ₹ 2,00,000/-.
    6 Agreement to Sale ₹ 20/- ₹ 50/-
    7 Cancellation ₹ 50/- ₹ 20/-
    8 Partition 1% on the market value of the property but not exceeding ₹ 5000/-. 0.5% on the value of property mentioned in the document or G.L.R. value whichever is higher.
    9 Power of Attorney ₹ 20/- ₹ 50/-
    10 Power of Attorney ( More than 5 persons) ₹ 100/- ₹ 50%
    11 Settlement 1% on the market value of the property but not exceeding ₹ 5000/- 0.5% on the market value of the property or G.L.R. value whichever is higher.
    12 Revocation of Settlement ₹ 100/- ₹ 20/-
    13 Deposit of Title deed 1% on loan amount subject to a maximum of ₹ 5000/- ₹ 0.5% on loan amount subject to a maximum of ₹ 1000/-
    14 Release ₹ 25/- ₹ 20/-
    15 Declaration of Trust (if property is there, it would be considered as sale) ₹ 70/- ₹ 100/-
    16 Lease
    (i) Lease upto 5 years 2.25% on the average annual rent plus 5% on advance 0.5% on the average annual rent of property plus advance.
    (ii) Lease above 5 to 10 years 5% on the average annual rent plus 5% on advance 0.5% on the average annual rent of property plus advance.
    (iii) Lease above 10 to 20 years 5% on 2 times of average annual rent plus 5% on advance 0.5% on the average annual rent of property plus advance.
    (iv) Lease above 20 to 30 years 5% on 3 times of average annual rent plus 5% on advance 0.5% on the average annual rent of property plus advance.
    (v) Lease above 30 to 100 years 5% on 4 times of average annual rent plus 5% on advance 0.5% on the average annual rent of property plus advance.
    17 Adoption deed ₹ 33.75/- ₹ 20/-
    18 Rectification deed ₹ 4.50/- ₹ 7.50/-
    19 Mortgage made over ₹ 22.50/- As per value of property
    20 Indemnity Bond ₹ 22.50/- As per value of property
    21 Receipt & Discharge of Mortgage ₹ 1/- ₹ 8.50/-
    22 Declaration / Affidavit ₹ 4.50/- ₹ 20/-
    23 Court order No stamp duty ₹ 20/-
    24 Will No stamp duty ₹ 30/-
    25 Will Cancellation ₹ 50/- ₹ 20/-

    Note: *in addition, computer fee of ₹ 100/- is chargeable for every transaction.


    Encumbarence Certificate - Search Fees

    For grant of Encumbrance Certificate Fee
    1 For the first year ₹ 15/-
    2 For every subsequent year ₹ 5/-
    3 Application fee ₹ 5/-
    4 Computer fees ₹ 100/-

    Grant of Certified Copy of Documents - Stamp Duty and Search Fees

    For grant of Certified copies of documents FeeS
    1 For the first year ₹ 5/-
    2 For every subsequent year ₹ 5/-
    3 Application fee ₹ 5/-
    Stamp duty for grant of Certified copies of documents
    (Value of the stamp papers required)
    FEES
    1. If the Original was not chargeable with duty – Stamp paper ₹ 5/-
    2. In any other case – Stamp paper ₹ 5/-
    3. Copying Manual records (for each page) ₹ 5/-
    4. Copying Computerised Records (for each page) ₹ 10/-

    Hindu Marriage Registration - Fees

    Particulars FEES
    1.For the Registration of Marriage₹ 20/-
    2.For the Certificate copy of Marriage Certificate₹ 10/-
    3.Search fee for every year₹ 5/-

    Special Marriage Registration - Fees

    Particulars FEES
    1.For receiving on objection₹ 5/-
    2.For every enquiry into an objection₹ 50/-
    3.For every summon to a witness₹ 5/-
    4.For solemnising or registering a marriage₹ 20/-
    5.For a certified copy of Marriage Certificate₹ 10/-
    6.If the entry is of the current year₹ 5/-
    7.If the entry relates to any previous year, for each year₹ 5/-
  • Office of the Deputy Commissioner -cum- Dy. Collector(Exsice), Puducherry

    Excise related licences and permits

    Sl. No. Name of the Licence / Permit To whom to apply Lead Time
    1. Licence for whosale / retail vend of liquors/ IMFL Deputy Commissioner (Excise)  
    2. Distillery Licence for manufacturin g and bottling of liquor/Indian made foreign liquor for commercial sales Deputy Commissioner (Excise)  
    3. Licence for manufacturin g of rectified spirit from molasses and manufacturin g arrack from it. Deputy Commissioner (Excise)  
    4. Brewery Licence for manufacture of beer. Deputy Commissioner (Excise)  
    5. Molasses Licence for industrial units. Deputy Commissioner (Excise)  
    6. Issue of export/ transport permits for transporting liquor from one region to another region. Deputy Commissioner (Excise) 3 days
    7. Permits for importing liquors/ rectified spirit from other States. Deputy Commissioner (Excise) 7 days
    8. Issue of permits to hospitals/ educational institutions /private firms for use of rectified spiritsnatured spirits Deputy Commissioner (Excise)  
    9. Licence for manufacturin g of rectified spirit from molasses and manufacturin g arrack from it. Deputy Commissioner (Excise)  
    10. Disposal of the right of retail vend of toddy and arrack. Deputy Commissioner (Excise) Within a week from the date of completion of public auction subject to confirmation by Government

    Legal Meterology (Weight and Measures) related services

    Sl.No. Name of the Service
    (WeighTs and Measures)
    To whom to Apply Lead Time
    1. Registration of users
    (Those who are using Weights and Measures)
    Controller of Legal Metrology 3 days
    2. Certificate of verification
    (Those who are using Weights and Measures)
    Controller of Legal Metrology 3 days
    3. Manufacturers Licence.
    (Manufactures of Weights and Measures)
    Controller of Legal Metrology 15 days
    4. Dealership Licence.
    (A Person who is selling Weights and Measures)
    Controller of Legal Metrology 15 days
    5. Repairer's Licence
    (A person who repairs Weights and Measures)
    Controller of Legal Metrology 15 days