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Service Connection for Place of Worship.

Documents required

The documents required to be accompanied with the application form for new connection shall be limited to two (viz. (i) proof of identity of the applicant and (ii) proof of ownership/ legal occupancy of the applicant over the premises for which new connection is being sought for places of worship

1. Proof of Identity

Any one of the following documents can be accepted as Proof of Identity (Photo Identity Card)

  1. Electoral Identity Card
  2. Passport;
  3. Driving License;
  4. Ration Card;
  5. Photo Identity Card issued by any Government Department / Agency / PSU;
  6. PAN Card;
  7. AADHAR Card / National Population Register (NPR) Card;
  8. Photo Identify Certificate from Village Panchayat or Municipality or Municipal Corporation.

2. Proof of ownership / legal occupancy

Any one of the following documents can be accepted as proof of ownership / legal occupancy
i)Ownership certificate of the building issued by Municipal Corporation or Municipality or Panchayat or Township;
ii)Ownership / Possession certificate of the land issued by competent revenue authority;
iii) Copy of title deed duly attested by a Gazetted Officer/ KSEB Ltd officer;
iv) Copy of the Land Tax payment receipt issued by Revenue authorities issued within 1 year (authenticity of the copy may be verified with the original)
v) Valid Rent / Lessor-Lessee Agreement along with any of the documents (listed i to iv above) proving ownership of the Lessor (applicable in case of service connection application made by the tenant / lessee)
vi) Occupancy certificate from Municipal Corporation / Municipality / Panchayat.
vii) A certificate from the concerned Village Officer or Tehsildar to the effect that the place of worship has been functioning in the premises for the same purpose for more than five years continuously and that the institution is not functioning in buildings constructed by encroaching public roads, public parks or other public places and an undertaking by the applicant in non-judicial stamp paper worth the amount (presently `200/-) in accordance with the Kerala Stamp Act, 1959, agreeing for disconnection of the service if Secretary of the local body / authorized officer requests in writing to disconnect the same on the grounds that the building is constructed violating the building rules.


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