Building plan for individual homes to get approval within 5 days in Haryana
The Haryana department of town and country planning (DTCP) has issued direction to dispose applications for building plan approval for individual houses within five working days. The directions have come from Chandigarh to clear pending cases of building plan approval. Concerned over the huge backlog and harassment faced by people, the department has decided to speed up the building approval plans process.
On an average, DTCP receives applications for approval of 10 building plans a day in Gurgaon, i.e., 300 a month. All officials have been directed to positively dispose building plans submitted under self-certification policy for individual houses, within five days. “The application warrant technical approval, rejection or an observation (for changes), it shall be conveyed at one go within the five days, failing which, strict action will be taken,” said district town planner (DTP) R S Batth, adding he will monitor the status of building plans and review progress every Friday.
Planning officer Jaibir Sharma said under the self-certification policy (for individual houses), DTCP checks only four parameters — FAR (floor area ratio), height of building, ground coverage and fees and charges, before approving or rejecting the application. “These four things can be checked within five working days,” said Sharma.
Batth said the objectives of the move is to ensure the public gets their work done without any hassle, while also removing middleman from the process and delivering the status of applications on time. “If anyone faces any issue, they should approach me or the department via SMS or e-mail,” said Batth, adding they have been received several complaints on delays in approval.
“The chief minister has given clear direction to all departments to ensure transparency and honesty. We started with installation of CCTV cameras in the department. Now, with the new directions, we’re trying to develop a new working system where people do not face any issues while dealing with the department,” Batth further added.