The South Municipal Corporation (SMC) has introduced a new scheme for sanctioning of building plans online. The SMC claims that the civic body is now “the first privileged local body in the country” to introduce the online scheme for quick sanction of building plans.
The scheme will include residential properties on notified roads, village abadis, special areas and extension (walled city) and its extension along with Karol Bagh, Lutyens Bungalow Zone, Civil Lines bungalow area as well as industrial properties.
In all, 3,423 applications under the online scheme have been received by the SMC since the scheme was introduced. Of this, 3,387 cases have been sanctioned — 3,154 sanctioned by zonal offices and 233 cases at HQ level (building plans of properties more than 400 square yards).
“The sanctioned cases are more than 95 per cent of the total cases submitted. It is pertinent to note that against an estimated electronic service level agreement (eSLA) time of 60 days; more than 70 per cent of these cases have been sanctioned in less than 15 days’ time, and approximately the remaining 10 per cent cases took a little more time on grounds of unclear ownership or non-submission of requisite NOCs or clearances from the concerned departments,” SMC spokesperson Mukesh Yadav said.
These include Delhi Fire Service, Delhi Urban Art Commission, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, Archaeological Survey of India etc.
Officials are attributing the success of the scheme to its unique software as well as people-friendly processes, without any manual examination of the building plans.
According to Yadav, the scheme will automatically scrutinise the drawings as per Building Bylaws 1983 and Master Plan-2021, including calculations of all applicable charges and deposition thereof. A list of architects, who have also been empanelled by the corporation for the system, has been displayed on the website of the corporation — http://www.mcdonline.gov.in.
The architects are also given training and appropriate guidance by the corporation to learn the knowhow of getting the building plans sanctioned through the online scheme. Citizens will be able to deposit the applicable charges online through credit/debit cards.