Single window clearance for layout

Single window clearance for layout

Minister U T Khader

The state government is all set to introduce a single window time-bound system to make building construction clearance hassle-free. Under the proposed system, the developers and the owners of the site can get approval online for building and layout plan and change of land use.

In a press conference, at Mysuru Urban Development Authority (MUDA) office here, Minister for Urban Development and Housing, U T Khader said, “The single window system will be introduced to get approval for building and layout plans. The plan will be approved within 40 days from the date of submitting the application,” he said.

It was mandatory for the developers and the site owners to obtain a no-objection certificate (NOC) from 14 different departments to get the approval.

The developers had to visit each department to get NOC. Now, with the online initiative, the applicant just need to upload the application and the authorities concerned (here it’s MUDA) will get the NOC from the departments concerned.

“If a department fails to reply within a week, then it will be construed that the said department has no objection,” the minister said.

Spot inspection was a niggling issue, so far, as the officials fail to visit the spot. With the new initiative, a message will be forwarded to the officials and the party about the timing of the spot inspection and the digital entry of the inspection is mandatory, he said. Replying to a query, Khader said, NOC is not mandatory for construction of houses on sites measuring 30X40 ft dimension.

Stringent action

Khader said, the government has drafted a rule, which has provisions to punish the officials in connection with the violation of building norms. “At present, only the building owners were punished for violating the approved plan of the building. The government will implement the Act soon, which has provisions to punish the official, who is responsible for the irregularities,” the minister said.

“Building norms violation is a social problem and it takes time to get streamlined. In many cases, we cannot blame officials or the people’s representatives for the violations,” Khader said.

Tourism Minister Sa Ra Mahesh, MUDA Commissioner P S Kantharaju, Mysuru City Corporation Commissioner K H Jagadeesh and others were present.