MCDs inform about working of online building plan sanctions
The three Municipal Corporations of Delhi (MCDs) on Thursday informed to implement a new online building plan sanction system through a scientifically developed Common Application Form (CAF) under a single window system. The Corporations said that the move has been initiated under the concept of Ease of Doing Business as it will not only simplify the process but will reduce the time being taken in sanctioning the building plans and visits to the offices of the Corporations.
The three Corporations along with the Urban Development ministry officials discussed a number of issues related to the new online building plan sanction system through a common form under a single window system.
The officials informed that the online building plan sanction system has been implemented in the three Corporations. It has simplified the process apart from reducing the time being taken in sanctioning the building plans and visits to the offices of the Corporation.
“This is a unique system which has eliminated human interface by providing online submission of the applications along with the minimum number of documents and facilities to make payment online after using an online calculator for this purpose,” said P K Goel, Commissioner of the SDMC.
The Commissioner of North MCD, P K Gupta, stated that in order to make the new system more and more simple, a lot of interactions with the all the departments and agencies concerned were done to integrate their modus operandi with the CAF-based single window system of the Corporations to facilitate the plot holders to submit their applications without running from one end to the other.
“The new system has also taken into account the provisions of the new Unified Building Byelaws. The building plan under the residential category is being sanctioned within seven days and in some cases on the same day. The new system is becoming popular by the day as out of the 1,320 applications received since its implementation, plans have been sanctioned in 1,013 cases including 668 issued digitally in North Delhi alone.