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Building sanction: Govt wants your suggestions on DUAC draft policy

The DDA official added that the bye-laws will be simple and self-explanatory.

The Urban Development Ministry has invited public suggestions on a draft policy, prepared by the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC), in an effort to simplify the rules for obtaining sanctions for constructing buildings.

The ministry has decided to put the proposed Unified Building Bye-laws, that attempts to simply the existing procedures, in the public domain.

Under the existing bye-laws, that were created in 1983, sanction can take far longer than the stipulated 60 days due to the complexity of documentation and procedural delays, said officials.

The ministry has decided to put in the public domain the proposed Unified Building Bye-laws, which seek to address these issues so that sanctions are issued quickly, according to a statement issued by the ministry on Tuesday.

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“It was decided in Tuesday’s meeting that the Draft Unified Building Bye-laws prepared by DUAC as in January, 2013 would be posted on the websites of the Urban Development Ministry, DDA and DUAC inviting comments and suggestions from every one over the next two weeks,” a senior ministry official said.

“People will be asked to comment and give their suggestions over a period of two weeks. Following this, there will be a workshop of all the stakeholders and experts to compile this,” a senior DDA official said.

The DDA official added that the bye-laws will be simple and self-explanatory. “Measures have been taken to simplify the process. Electronic processing of sanctions and other such features are expected to be included,” he said.

These suggestions would then be incorporated in the Draft Unified Bye-laws, which would be examined by an expert committee.