Telangana to introduce new mechanism for building permissions from April
Telangana will introduce a new mechanism to clear buildings permissions from April 2. The Telangana State Building Permission Approval and Self-Certification System (TS-BPASS) will be introduced across the state.
Under the new system the govt is also gearing up to give permissions to non-highrise structures that come up within 600 sq yards where only online submission with relevant documents and self certification is enough while no permission is required for buildings within 75 sq yards.
In case of more than 600 sq yards, the applicant will receive the permission through the single-window system. The town planning authorities will have to clear it within 21 days, failing which the plan deemed to have been approved. Apart from penal action against officials, the government will have powers to dismiss staffers, under TS-BPASS, if they resort to corrupt means.
Under the new system, if any applicant or owner is found to have been submitted or deviated the plan, the authority has power to demolish without any notice.
Municipal administration minister KT Rama Rao said TS-BPASS is being unveiled, on the lines of TSiPASS, to ensure a hassle-free building permission process for people. He asked officials to create awarness on TS-BPASS among the public by conducting sessions with residential welfare associations and ward committees on TS-BPASS. He called upon the officials to work together to ensure transparent delivery of citizen services.
“The Telangana government has been working towards better services to the people and decentralization and formation of new districts, mandals, and municipalities was one of the biggest achievements of the Telangana government after the state formation,” KTR said while addressing district collectors and additional collectors. An orientation programmes was conducted with the district collectors and additional collectors on new Municipal Act and Pattana Pragathi at MCRHRD institution on Friday. He said he did not expect Sircilla would become a district headquarter and earlier people used to get even a small office in smaller towns.
The minster said, “I can proudly say that no other state has brought in so many administrative reforms in the history of our country in such a short span of time.” An effective implementation of the new Municipal Act would change the face of the cities and towns in Telangana and Collectors should play an important role in its implementation.
Minister said that there would be challenges in the initial months of implementation of the New Municipal Act. He mentioned that it would be important to set a tone and create awareness amongst the citizens about the new act. He said Pattana Pragathi program would be launched soon on the lines of successful Palle Pragathi. “The best practices from some of the Urban Local Bodies can be emulated and implemented across the state. Telangana’s towns should set a benchmark for the rest of the country,” KTR said