The point out of affairs at the Cyprus Land Registry is appalling, with individuals waiting quite a few years to have their programs processed.
In its post “Golgotha of suffering for citizens in the Land Registry”, the Greek-language Phileleftheros summarises the conclusions of an investigation carried out by the Interior Audit Committee.
The Audit Committee outlined the “labyrinthine procedures” and the significant range of circumstances that have designed up about numerous several years. In individual:
- A enormous selection of excellent conditions, which on 31/12/2019 stood at 42,590.
- Prolonged delays in completing conditions. One particular situation examined by the Audit Committee took 8.8 decades to total 47.5% of the instances accomplished by the Nicosia Land Registry Business for the duration of the first 10 months of 2019 ended up submitted involving 2001 and 2010 (processing time 9-18 several years.)
- Centered on processing price of apps, the Audit Committee estimated that it will consider the Land Registry 39 several years to complete them if it carries on to use its existing strategies.
The investigation put excellent emphasis on the mind-numbing forms that prevails in this part of govt:
- It discovered 36 processes and 429 phases established out in the Section of Lands and Surveys’ Methods Manual (ISO).
- One particular case examined handed by way of the fingers of 18 officers, 4 branches and 13 inside departments.
Not remarkably, the Audit Committee Supervisor concluded that the Audit Support regarded that simplifying and redesigning the Land Registry’s techniques would direct to sizeable advantages in terms of efficiency and success.
Back in March 2018, employees of the European Commission and the European Central Lender “encouraged the authorities and other stakeholders to action up progress in other critical spots, including the implementation of the countrywide healthcare process in a fiscally-sustainable way, the on-likely reform of the electric power market, and the establishment of an productive title deeds issuance and transfer program.”
It would appear that little (if any) progress has been built.
Maybe a new Director of the Section of Lands and Surveys could clear up the mess?
By an remarkable coincidence, the position of Director is at this time currently being advertised as the current incumbent is predicted to retire on 1st November. The posture carries a income of €89,161. (The new director will have a massive career on his arms to get the mess sorted out.)