• Sanctioning of building plans will now take lesser time

    December 30, 2016

    The time period required to get building plans sanctioned by the municipal corporations and other authorities is about to get reduced substantially. The plans that are submitted online shall be approved within two weeks. If the plan is not approved within the said time period, it shall be sanctioned automatically in 30 days after the submission of the stipulated documents. 

    In case there is any kind of objection regarding the said plan or the documents submitted therewith, the department can take a month’s time to approve the plan. A full-fledged system has been incorporated that only needs the person to submit their plan online along with the required documents and then the authorised department shall review the same and take appropriate action.

    The senior officials of South Delhi Municipal Corporation stated that the receipt of documents online would be acknowledged promptly through text message or email. The applicants now need not worry about acquiring no-objection certificates from various agencies, a necessity that prolonged the approval process to 2-3 months. Earlier, people had to separately get NOCs from some agencies before their plans were approved. Now all of them have been added in the system and it is SDMC’s job to get those NOCs.

    The system, set up by the South Corporation, will also help fix accountability in case of lapses. The south civic body has sanctioned over 2,000 building plans in the past six months across the jurisdiction of the three municipal corporations. Proper monitoring would be maintained to ensure building plans get sanctioned within the stipulated time and action would be taken against officers who fail to meet the deadline.


    The introduction of this system shall streamline the whole process of sanctioning of the building plans and further lead to more accountability and transparency in the system. The undue delays caused shall be reduced drastically and thus act as a relief for the people.

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