Final notification on Sakrama issued

Final notification on Sakrama issued

Final notification on Sakrama issued

The State government has issued the final notification for the proposed scheme to regularise unauthorised portions of buildings and plots in urban areas, including setback violations (popularly known as Sakrama scheme).

However, the scheme can be implemented only after obtaining permission from the Karnataka High Court.

Barring minor changes in the setback rules, there are not many changes in the final notification dated May 28, compared to the preliminary notification issued in December 2013.

The office of the Advocate General has been asked to submit the notification before the court and seek its permission to implement the scheme.

The government will invite applications under the scheme if the court gives its nod, official sources said.

The court had directed the State government not to go ahead with the implementation until it gives the green signal.

However, it had no objection with the government making preparations for its implementation.

The court had observed that the scheme was “bad in law.”

The scheme was conceived and planned in 2006 and the JD(S)-BJP coalition government was in power.

The government has fixed October 19 as the cutoff date for regularisation. In other words only those illegal buildings and plots constructed and formed before October 19, 2013 will be regularised.

The scheme applies to all urban local bodies, including the BBMP.

The notification has been uploaded on urban development department’s website: