South Delhi build­ing per­mits to be eas­ier

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - TIMES CITY -

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.

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