Soon, Delhi NOCs at click of mouse
Government officials said the new system would act a single window for entrepreneurs and also save their time. Besides, the government is considering setting up ‘Industrial Nodal Centres’ in the concerned MCDs as they are responsible to sanction building plans and amend it.
“As per the existing rules, an entrepreneur needs to submit 29 documents and it takes a minimum 60 days to get a construction permit. But the new system will require only three to four documents and only 15 days for the certificate,” said a senior officer of Delhi government’s industry department.
He added, “The entire procedure will be online and there will be no physical transfer of files from one department or government agency to another.”
An entrepreneur willing to set up a unit will require to apply online to the department of industry. The application will automatically be forwarded to four government agencies - Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC), Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Airport Authority and Heritage Conservation Committee. “Earlier, a file was sent to all these agencies one-by-one for approval, but now the work will be done simultaneously,” he added.
The agencies will verify the project as per the submitted building plan and conduct a joint inspection, if necessary. The industry department is also simplifying the application format to make it user-friendly.
“At present, new electricity connection for an industrial unit takes 240 days. But in the proposed system, it will take just 15 days,” said the officer, associated with the drafting of the policy. The government will also allow 150KV connection for industrial units from LT lines. Earlier, it was only through high tension wires. Similarly, permits for cutting trees have been reduced to seven days.
“We will set up Industrial Nodal Centres in the concerned MCDs as they are assigned with sanctioning building plans,” said the officer. Besides, the process is being simplified to get completion and possession certificates, in which both the agencies concerned – civic body and fire department – will conduct a joint inspection of the building.
The ‘ease of doing business’ is one of flagship projects of Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, who vowed to make Delhi one of the top five cities in the world.