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Is it necessary to register a General Power of Attorney (GPA)? 

No, it is not necessary to register a General Power of Attorney. However, it is always advisable to hold a registered GPA while registering an immovable property in order to give better title to the property. 

There are two types of Power of Attorneys - one is General Power of Attorney and the other Special Power of Attorney. When power of attorney is given in respect of a particular act pertaining to a transaction it is called Special Power of Attorney. When power of Attorney is given in respect of a number of acts in a number of transactions it is called General Power of Attorney. 

FAQ

Whether the land converted for residential purposes could be utilized for construction of a school building?

In case of take over loan where the property is transferred by virtue of a general power of attorney whether the bank should insist on execution of a new general power of attorney or the earlier general power of attorney will hold good?

It is the normal practice that banks advance money to the individual borrowers for purchase of flats in an apartment building. Suppose after release of  home loan to the individual borrower, either in full or in part, who in turn has passed on this sum to the developer and  the developer abandons the project half way through  or unduly  delays in completion of the apartment building depriving the borrower to get the sale deed  executed in his favour, then how  the bank can enforce its  right for the money lent to the borrower for purchase of a flat in  the said apartment building? 

What right the creditor bank gets from the deed of declaration and joint development agreement, if not registered or proper stamp duty is not paid on the instrument?

Whether the deed of declaration and joint development agreements are enforceable in court of law without paying stamp duty?

What is meant by irrevocable power of attorney of immovable properties?

Is it necessary to register Power of Attorney to present documents for registration?

Is it necessary to register a General Power of Attorney (GPA)? 

What is the difference between Witness and Consenting Witness?

Can one become owner of a flat by purchasing and registering only undivided share of the land?