Homeowners who altered house plan illegally to be fined
The directive was given in a meeting chaired by DTCP director KM Pandurang and officials were asked to work out modalities for penalizing violators after the survey is over.Updated: May 17, 2019 03:29 IST
The department of town and country planning (DTCP), on Thursday, said strict action will be taken against individual house owners who have made unapproved changes in their house structure in violation of the sanctioned plan after getting occupation certificate (OC).
The directive was given in a meeting chaired by DTCP director KM Pandurang and officials were asked to work out modalities for penalizing violators after the survey is over.
“This survey will be completed in next 10 days and action will be initiated on the basis of the report submitted by our team,” district town planner RS Bhath said.
On April 5, the Gurugram district town planner had issued directions that all properties, that were issued OCs between January 1 and March 31 last year, would be surveyed to find out whether there are any violations as these permits were issued on the basis of self-certification.
The department said the survey will be carried out to check the genuineness of the occupation certificates issued through self-certification scheme and to ensure that there was no misuse of this facility that was launched in public interest.
As per the latest directions issued by Pandurang, who was in Gurugram for two days, the local officials have been asked to work out the quantum of penalty and how it would be collected in case digressions are found from the approved building plans.
“The self-certification scheme was initiated to make it easy for house owners to get OCs, but we will not allow it to be misused. If the need arises, I will personally visit the sites and check status,” Bhath said.
Apart from action against individual house owners, the department will also initiate measures against architects, who submit wrong maps to obtain the OCs illegally.
In another directive given to help homebuyers, the department has been directed to help homebuyers, the department will also develop an online module for submission of applications to get OCs digitally. This is being done so homebuyers don’t need to visit the office.
This will ensure that application for obtaining an OC can be submitted online and it is also issued digitally without any visit to the office, said Bhath.
First Published: May 17, 2019 03:29 IST