Almost a month after MCD admitted that there was a shortage of structural engineers on its panel; the civic body on Sunday issued an advertisement inviting applications for empanelling structural engineers, who would furnish certificates ahead of sale of property.
Incidentally, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has asked for minimum criterion as per the bye-laws mentioned in the National Building Code.
Sources said, “In earlier advertisements - and also those empanelled - the MCD had not adhered to the code.”
HT had last month reported how the Indian Association of Structural Engineers (IASE) had lambasted the Delhi government and the MCD in connection with the decision to go ahead with the registration of properties without the structural safety certificates.
Barely three weeks after it issued an order banning registration of properties without a structural safety certificate, the Delhi government had revoked it in view of the shortage of structural engineers with the MCD.
The MCD officials had then admitted that it had issued public advertisement following which it empanelled 39 engineers/structural engineers. Sunday’s advertisement seeks to empanel more such engineers.
“We have asked for graduate in civil engineering of recognised Indian or foreign university, or corporate member of civil engineering division of Institution of Engineers (India), with minimum three years experience in structural engineering practice with designing and field work,” said an MCD official.