16. The introduction and application of technology is absolutely imperative. The registration department must embrace e-governance totally. Initial glitches will be there. The respondents have to respond with speed and alacrity as and when the issues are brought to their notice for remedial action. We therefore dispose of this writ petition in the following terms:

i. The respondents are directed to correct the discrepancies in the website entries at the earliest and without delay as and when pointed out.

ii. The registering authorities cannot decline to register documents offline since online registration is only at the pilot run stage.

iii. The registering authorities cannot refuse to receive the documents for registration by insisting that the registrants must pay stamp duty only as per the guideline valuation shown in the website register.

iv. The statutory function of index creation must be performed only by the Sub Registrar and this task cannot be passed on to the document writers or the registrants themselves.

17. This writ petition stands disposed of in the above terms. No costs. Consequently, connected miscellaneous petition is closed.

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