How to nail corrupt officers in CIDCO Transfer Dept

Every application for CIDCO transfer has to be processed as per serial number. Processing applications out of turn is an act of corruption as per Prevention of Corruption Act.

Whenever an application is submitted in CIDCO for transfer, it is allotted a CFC Number (Serial Number). According to Anti-Corruption laws, even if a govt officer gives out of turn facility (Preferential treatment) to someone or favors someone for quicker processing of files out of turn and not according to the serial number (Provided there is no objection or issue raised with the file or application) it is considered as CORRUPTION.

It is due to this very reason that CIDCO does not display the list of applicants on its website along with their CFC Numbers, even though this is public information as per RTI act. CIDCO knows that the day they start displaying the list of applicants along with their serial numbers online, they will be forced to process applications as per serial number and all their bribery will be exposed.

So if you are being made to run around by CIDCO officers since you are not paying them a bribe and you are 100% sure about your documents being in order, you can complain about out of turn favors to anyone who submitted his documents after you but got his CIDCO NOC before you.
If you know for sure that somebody who submitted his application after yours but got his NOC before you, its considered as CORRUPTION under the Prevention of Corruption Act.

You can also file an RTI asking for the serial numbers of Applications submitted to CIDCO for any particular month and their clearance date. This will give you an accurate picture of whose application got cleared out of turn.

If the number after your number (or two) shows that the NOC has been issued, you have your evidence needed for the complaint. They will have to investigate the movement of your application from the time it was submitted. Every movement of every file at every step in CIDCO is recorded in the File movement Register (peon register) and it is very difficult (impossible) to destroy this record.

Almost every CIDCO officer will be caught for corruption if this method is deployed by any citizen.

You can also complain online using the same logic at this link If you do not have an account you can created one by clicking on the Register New link. Once you make your complaint, you can also track it online.

Although it cannot be assured that your complain online will be acted upon. Always file a written complaint and take an acknowledgement from the Vigilance Dept on the xerox along with the date and time.

Although Vigilance Dept itself is a big question mark, its worth giving a shot.

If you are worried about complaining while your file is under process, you can also complain once you get your CIDCO NOC in hand.

Remember : As per rules, CIDCO is supposed to issue you an NOC within 21 days and Mortgage NOC within 7 days.

Complaint to CIDCO Vigilance department


Mayur is a real estate professional with more than 15 years of experience at all levels of the Real Estate trade in Navi Mumbai. When not involved in real estate, he is actively involved in social issues of the community where he lives. He can be reached on 9987452642

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