Mangaluru: Deputy Commissioner Ravikumar has issued an order instructing the officials to strictly implement the order that permission for construction of building should be given within 30 days of submission of application by the public with comprehensive documents. Along with that the admit card should be issued within eight days and the site inspection should be done within seven days, said CREDAI Mangaluru President Pushparaj Jain.
The DC held a meeting with representatives of CREDAI, Civil Engineers’ Association, Canara Builders’ Association along with senior officials of Mangaluru City Corporation, MUDA, Fire and Emergency Services Department, Pollution Control Board, CRZ, Archaeology Department and others on issues including a single window plan for issuing building permits within the limits of Mangaluru City Corporation.
“The entire process is getting delayed due to the delay in no-objection certificates, site inspection, etc. by various departments to get building permits. CREDAI had made several requests to the State Government, District Administration and Local Representatives in this regard. In this context, the Deputy Commissioner convened a meeting and issued this important order. For this, CREDAI congratulates and is grateful to the State Government, District Administration and people’s representatives,” said Pushparaj Jain.
The real estate industry and the public will benefit greatly from the strict order that the application must be disposed of within the stipulated time. The situation of wandering from office to office to get a building permit will be avoided, he added.
A no-objection certificate has to be obtained from several departments before the construction of the building. The project will be delayed due to non-availability of no-objection certificate within the stipulated time and will face financial crunch.
Several complaints were also lodged in this regard. However, in a meeting chaired by the Deputy Commissioner, the DC directed that if the concerned department does not issue a no-objection certificate (NOC) within the stipulated time, it should be treated as deemed NOC (No Objection Certificate) and on the basis of which the local bodies should give permission to construct the building.
Pushparaj Jain said such a decision of the District Administration would solve the problem of wandering from office to office for permission, he said.
In the meeting, the Deputy Commissioner issued an order that all Government offices and Departments should provide services provided by their department/office to the public within the stipulated time frame, he said.
The public had to apply to the Fire Department, CRZ and the Environment Pollution Control Board and obtain a no-objection certificate before applying to the municipal corporation for a building permit. As a result, the project was delayed. In order to avoid such delays, a lengthy discussion was held in the meeting on bringing the building permit application under the single window scheme. It was suggested to prepare a report on the implementation of the single window project in a phased manner in the coming days, he noted.
The Deputy Commissioner has issued a number of orders to the public, including approval from MUDA for the design of multi-storey edifices, issuance of no-objection certificate to the fire brigade, and Karnataka State Pollution Control Board within a week of receiving the application, he added.
The security deposit has to be returned at the time of issuing the admit card for the completion of the building. Along with this there is also a demand that the NOC on water and sewage should be given within two months, he said.
Deputy Commissioner has also issued an order that applications seeking permission for construction of buildings should be examined once in 15 days by the Municipal Commissioner by summoning the applicants, engineers and concerned officials. Local bodies coming under Dakshina Kannada distzrict such as Mangaluru City Corporation, Municipal Corporations, Municipalities, Town Panchayats, Gram Panchayats and all Town Planning Authorities are the building licensing authorities. Therefore, all local bodies have also been advised to take similar action on the lines of a single window scheme, he said.
This has been a long-standing demand and with the cooperation of the districts MP, Ministers, MLAs, the Deputy Commissioner held a meeting and issued the order. The bold order of Deputy Commissioner Ravikumar will create a new era in the development of the District. Not only this, the order will also be a milestone for development,” said Pushparaj Jain.
Secretary Prashanth Sanil, Treasurer Gurumurthy and Members of the Executive Committee were present.