South Delhi building permits to be easier
New Delhi: Under the banner ‘ease of doing business’, the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has introduced few reforms for seeking construction permits in Delhi, which aims to reduce the time from 157 days to 59 days. SDMC commissioner Puneet Goel said that as per the new policy, the sanction of building plan will be given within 30 days — seven days for plinth certification and 22 days for completion certificate.
In case there is any delay, the official concerned will be made accountable. The policy will be uniform for all three civic bodies, which has been formulated by SDMC that is the nodal head of all the projects and policies under ‘ease of doing business’.
Goel said that a single clearance window system has been introduced, which will reduce the number of procedures, time taken in taking permission and no NOCs will be required from multiple agencies.
“Under this index, SDMC is the nodal agency for approval of construction permits in Delhi. As per the new reforms, it will reduce the time from 157 days to 59 days along with simplifying the procedures. There will be no need for any NOCs from multiple agencies, single point inspection will be carried by all agencies, no inspection is required at the time of sanction and number of procedures has been reduced from 24 to 8,” said Goel.
He further said that the reason Delhi has witnessed massive and rampant illegal constructions is due to the lengthy procedure and numerous inspections. “Earlier, people had to make several rounds of the offices for every procedure and they had to get separate NOCs from respective agencies. This has changed now. The procedure is simple and there is a single window clearance system. SDMC will get all the necessary NOCs and people only have to submit the required documents,” said Goel.
In case, the permit is not given in the stipulated time, the system will automatically generate the permit and also send back a notification about the lethargic approach of the official concerned. “This will help in making officials accountable and at the same time, it will help in ensuring that plans are sanctioned to curb illegal construction,” said Goel.