High Powered Monitoring Committee set up for fast track approval of building plans in Delhi

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To enhance the ease of doing construction business in Delhi, Minister of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has set up a High Powered Review and Monitoring Committee to enable fast track approval of building plans in Delhi. The 16-member Committee will be headed by the Vice-Chairman of Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

The Committee has been mandated to review and monitor sanctioning building plan approvals for land area of 5,000 sq.mtrs and more for commercial/industrial purposes and 10,000 sq.mtrs and more for residential purposes. The Committee seeks to enable building plan approvals within 30 days from the date of application to the concerned urban local bodies.

The Committee will meet once every month and sort out inter-departmental issues that result in delay in issuing the required No Objection Certificates/clearences. The Committee, if required, can call the applicant to seek clarity to resolve the issues.

The concerned urban local bodies will furnish the summaries of such proposals in the prescribed proforma to the Committee as soon as the applications are received and sent to the concerned authorities for NOC/clearences. Aggrieved applicants can write directly to the Member-Secretary of the Committee for taking up their cases in the next meeting of the Committee.

Shri Venkaiah Naidu has set up this Committee in the backdrop of delays in according approvals for building plans adversely affecting the ranking of Delhi in terms of ‘ease of doing business’. This initiative will help in enabling FDI flows into the construction sector in respect of which the minimum built up area has been reduced to 20,000 sq.mt from the earlier 50,000 sq.mtrs.

Members of the Committee include: Chairman/Commissioners of New Delhi Municipal Council and the three Municipal Corporations of Delhi, Representatives of the Ministries of Environment & Forests and Climate Change and Defence, Airport Authority of India, National Highway Authority of India, Central Pollution Control Board, Delhi Fire Service, Delhi Pollution Control Board, Secretary of Delhi Urban Arts Commission, Member Secretary of Heritage Conservation Committee and Commissioner (Planning), DDA.

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