Govt tells developers to come to Capital to upload on ODPS
Real-estate developers on Monday claimed that they have been asked by the state government to physically visit Gandhinagar to upload their documents on the Online Development Permission System (ODPS) that provides necessary building permission for upcoming projects.
The state government had launched the ODPS five months ago, as an online solution for developers and builders.
“During the last five months, we have been trying to upload the documents related to our upcoming real-estate projects in the ODP system. Most of these documents are not getting uploaded due to glitches in the ODP System. When we complained to the state government, they told us to physically visit Gandhinagar for uploading the documents. What is the point of having an online system then,” asked Ashish Patel, president of GIHED (Gujarat Institute of Housing and Estate Developers), a city chapter of pan-India body Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI).
“The state government has recommended physically uploading the documents before an employee of a private company which has designed this software… The ODPS software is being experimented on us right now. They have not even done a pilot project before putting it in place. The current software is not ready to read the common GDCR (General Development Control Regulation) which contains 400 pages of by-laws,” he added.