Rent authorities, constituted to resolve disputes between landlords and tenants, are clueless about their functions. While a section of the authorities was unaware about their responsibilities, many underscored that they were ignorant about the procedures.

This has resulted in adjudicating officers, who are revenue department officials above the rank of deputy collectors, performing the role of the authorities facilitating tenancy registrations. The rules of the ambitious Tenancy Act that came into force in February brought the curtains down on rent control courts, making rent authorities the first layer in the legal mechanism to resolve disputes over rental issues. 

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