Project STAR


With a view to providing quick services and ensuring transparency by suitably harnessing IT enabled operations in Registration Department, it was proposed to computerize all the 578 Sub Registrar Offices and 50 District Registrar Offices in a phased manner. Now all offices have been computerized. To facilitate faster processing of applications submitted by the public, the Registration department has embarked upon the Project "STAR" (Simplified and Transparent Administration of Registration), an IT enabled service.

What is Project "STAR"?

STAR stands for Simplified and Transparent Administration of Registration It is a Comprehensive IT Package for all the needs of the Registration STAR Represents a Paradigm shift from IT looking for a problem Domain to the Domain Needs looking for a IT Solution



  • Quick and Transparent Service.
  • Simplified Process.
  • Elimination of middlemen
  • Pleasant Experience
"STAR" Project 



            Administration of 


'STAR'- software

The application software for project STAR was designed and developed by National Informatics Center in association with Department Staff.

It is being upgraded on continuous basis by adding a few special features; each version comes with improved retrieval speed and reduced processing time of applications

At present STAR Version 6.7 is operational.

A development cell in the office of IGR keeps track of all new initiatives.

All the resource persons are encouraged to come out with initiatives, and after approval by development cell, such initiatives are incorporated in STAR.

The salient features of the computerized operations include

  • Archival of Documents -by scanning and storing on Compact Disc. 
  • Issue of encumbrance certificates
  • Issue of certified copies of documents already scanned
  • Preparation of property valuation statement
  • Registration of marriages/societies/firms/monitoring chits
  • Searching of Hindu marriages/Societies/Chits registered
  • Model deeds/Application for all kinds are available at mouse click.
  • Guideline values and any information relating to registration - on the website -
  • Online submission of EC/Certified Copy¬† application
  • Any where EC for any property registered throughout Tamilnadu.

With introduction of IT enabled operations, the Registration Department has remarkably improved its service levels by many folds.

Activity Prior to Computerisation After Computerisation
Issue of EC 8 Days 1 Day
Property Valuation 30 Minutes 5 Minutes
Certified Copies 4 Days 1 Hour
Registration 4 Days 60 Minutes
Issue of Marriage Certificate 3 Days 1 Hour


REGiNET is a step towards harnessing the power of IT and Communication technologies by establishing a dedicated network. As a result of the power of network connectivity through i-Transfer (a Communication Tool), the data available in all these offices become shareable and information about EC of any property can be accessed from other locations. This enables the registrants to approach the nearest Sub Registrar Office and avail the services.

The exclusive "REGiNET" Centre provides the following services:

i. Issue of Encumbrance Certificates of any property located in the Chennai City.
ii. Property Valuation Statement for any property in Chennai
iii. Statewide information on Guideline Values
iv. Issue of certified copies of documents already scanned
v. Draft deeds, to facilitate registrants to make their own deeds
vi. Sample forms relating to registration of document, societies, firms and chits.


A facility for online submission of application for Encumbrance Certificate has also been introduced. The information submitted by the applicants is processed at the Service Centre and the Encumbrance Certificate is kept ready. The applicants can either collect in person directly by paying required fee or get it delivered at the doorsteps through courier service on collection of fee and delivery charges.
Details regarding the Societies Registered and their status could be ascertained by a click. Public can access the Chit details and can ensure that the Chit they propose to join is a registered one.


An exclusive website is introduced towards ensuring transparency in the registration process, particularly the posting of guideline values for all the areas. Besides general information, the website also provides details about registration process and public utility forms and model draft documents as downloads.


The future plan of Registration department is  to extend connectivity across the State, with provision of access to the Revenue records to enable mutations online.
The website is also proposed to be improved to include many more value added services through web enabled solutions.


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