Haryana

HARYANA MADE CERTAIN AMENDMENTS IN BUILDING CODE-2017 TO EASES BUSINESS

September 19, 2017 03:06 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

Haryana Government has approved certain amendments in the Haryana Building Code-2017 during the process of its implementation and also in view of Ease of Doing Business.

While stating this here today, a spokesman of Town and Country Planning Department said that any person intending to erect or re-erect building would apply on Form BRS-I along with documents to the competent authority for approval of building plans of buildings falling in low and moderate risk categories under self-certification to the competent authority for intimation. The applicant may initiate construction immediately after submission of the application and documents, he added.

He said that the competent authority would conduct single joint inspection by constituting a team of officials and officers including those of other Government departments for their respective services of the site or buildings, wherever required, in the stages of pre-construction, during construction and post construction. The competent authority would ensure that the same inspector would not inspect the same site or building in consecutive stages.

Competent authority would pass an order within a period of 20 days of submission of building plans, accompanied by all necessary documents either sanctioning or rejecting it. The building plan would be deemed to be sanctioned, if it is in conformity with building Code and in accordance with the permitted land use of the area and all leviable fee or charges have been deposited by the applicant but no orders have been passed by the competent authority within the specified time.

The spokesman said that the inspection team would conduct inspection of site or building on a day specified by the competent authority in the order issued and submit or upload online single inspection report within 48 hours to competent authority. The competent authority may refer standard report format for single Joint Inspection or else may draft its own format. The authority at any stage that is approval of building plan, DPC level and grant of occupation certificate, if requires, case to case basis, may ask for an affidavit from the applicant, as per standard format, he further added.

He said that the competent authority would pass an order within a period of 20 days of submission of building plans, accompanied by all necessary documents either sanctioning or rejecting it. The building plan would be deemed to be sanctioned, if it is in conformity with building Code and in accordance with the permitted land use of the area and all leviable fee or charges have been deposited by the applicant but no orders have been passed by the competent authority within the specified time.

He said that the owner or the Architect, in case of self certification would submit a certification from an Architect or by himself, in case of self certification, that the construction of building upto DPC level is as per sanctioned plan. The competent authority would verify the certification and would issue consent or comments within seven days of receiving the certification. The DPC certificate would deem to be accepted, if it is in conformity with the Code, but no consent or comments have been passed by competent authority within specified time.

Spokesman further  said that after receipt of application, the competent authority would communicate in writing within 18 days, his decision for grant or refusal of such permission for occupation of the building. The e-register would be maintained for maintaining record in respect of Occupation Certificate.The spokesman said that the owner who had applied under Code 2.2 and having building under Low Risk Category would submit an application to competent authority for grant of occupation certificate and along with completion drawings and certificate along with the documents. These documents included detail of compoundable violations from the approved building plans, if any in the building, jointly signed by the owner, architect and structural engineer, along with demand draft of the due payment for composition charges of such violations at the rates determined by the competent authority.

He said that both the owner and architect would give a self-certification that no provision of the Haryana Building Code, 2017 has been violated excluding compoundable violations. Photographs of front, side, rear setbacks, front and rear elevation of the building would be submitted along with photographs of essential areas like cut outs and shafts from the roof top. An uneditable compact disc or DVD containing all photographs would also be submitted.

He said that the competent authority would issue an occupation certificate within eight working days of receipt of the form duly complete in all respect and accompanied with the required completion drawings forms and affidavits. He said that if no communication is received from the competent authority within eight working days of submitting the application for “Occupation Certificate”, the owner is permitted to occupy building, considering deemed issuance of “Occupation Certificate” and the application form would act as “Occupation Certificate”: provided violations, if found at any subsequent stage, would result in cancellation of the occupation certificate issued and the same would be restored only after removal of violations. Further, action against the architect would also be taken for furnishing a wrong certificate or affidavit.

Haryana spokesman further sasid,  no person would occupy or allow any other person to occupy any new building or a part thereof for any purpose whatsoever until such building or a part thereof has been certified by the competent authority as having been completed and an occupation certificate has been issued in his favour within the above mentioned period. However, minimum percentage of permissible covered area for industrial plotted colony only as mentioned would have to be constructed to obtain occupation certificate or as decided by the competent authority, by recording reasons in writing. He said that for upto two acres site area, the minimum percentage of the permissible covered area would be 25 per cent, whereas it would be 20 per cent for the area above two acres and upto five acres. Similarly, the minimum percentage of the permissible covered area would be 15 per cent for the site area of above five acres and upto 10 acres and it would be 10 per cent for the site area of above 10 acres.

He said that no occupation certificate would be issued unless debris and rubbish consequent upon the construction has been cleared from the site and its surroundings. The owner who had applied under Code 2.2 and having building under Moderate Risk Category would submit an application to competent authority for grant of occupation certificate along with completion drawings, completion certificate along with the required documents. If no communication is received from the competent authority within eight working days of submitting the application for “Occupation Certificate”, the owner is permitted to occupy building, considering deemed issuance of “Occupation Certificate” and the application form would act as “Occupation Certificate”. Provided violations, if found at any subsequent stage, would result in cancellation of the occupation certificate issued. The same would be restored only after removal of violations. Further, action against the architect would also be taken for furnishing a wrong certificate or affidavit.

He said that no person would occupy or allow any other person to occupy any new building or a part thereof for any purpose whatsoever until such building or a part thereof has been certified by the competent authority as having been completed and an occupation certificate has been issued in his favour within the above mentioned period. No occupation certificate would be issued unless debris and rubbish consequent upon the construction has been cleared from the site and its surroundings.

He said that for fast track building plan approval, the competent authority would approve building plans considering the risk based classification of buildings depending upon height. The buildings are categorized in three risk categories that are Low Risk, Moderate Risk and High Risk. He said that the Low Risk category includes plotted residential and commercial sites having maximum permissible height upto 15 metres and area upto 1000 square metres; industrial buildings of all sizes and height. Moderate Risk category includes commercial sites having maximum permissible height upto 15 metres and area from 1001 square metres to 2000 square metres, whereas the High Risk category consists of buildings other than building stated above.
He said that the Department has invited suggestions from the general public and all other stakeholders regarding the amendments in the Haryana Building Code-2017. The suggestions could be forwarded through e-mail within a period of 30 days to Director, Town and Country Planning, Haryana, Chandigarh at e-mail id: tcpharyana1@gmail.com and Architect, Headquarter, Haryana, Chandigarh at e-mail id: architect.hqhs.tcp@gmail.com

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