The functions of the Directorate is to control and Supervise the work of the District Registrar and Sub-Registrars all over Bangladesh. The appointment transfer and promotion relating to Sub-Registrar lying with this Directorate with prior approval of this Ministry. The directorate is also entrusted with the supervisory functions of administration over the field officer. The Directorate is responsible for implementing the rules and regulations regarding registration of documents through 61 District Registrar & 476 Sub-Registry Offices situated all over the country except 3 Hill Tract Districts. The whole process is based on the existing Registration Act, Rules and the Registration manual.
The object for which the law of registration was promulgated are set forth below :-
FUNCTIONS OF SUB-REGISTRAR :-
It is the primary duty of the Registering officer to register a document when it is presented before him in the office, or at a residence u/s. 31 & 38 of Registration Act (XVI of 1908). If the document presented before him for non-compliance of Section 17-21 of the Registration Act (XVI of 1908) he may refuse the document U/S 25. When a document is presented, his duty is to assess Stamp duty, Registration fees, Gain tax, District Council tax, Union parishad tax, Cantonment Board tax etc. His duty is also to -take oath, affirm the affidavit u/s 4 vide President order no. 142 of 1972 and take evidence in the ejlash as designed as Civil & Criminal Court. Their function is also a Quasi-Judicial function. They also function like a criminal court u/s 190 of Cr.P.C. They also are protected u/s 78 of the Bangladesh Penal Code like judicial officers.
CITIZEN CHARTER OF SERVICE IN A REGISTRATION OFFICE :-