Karnataka issues ordinance to regularize illegal construction
Oct 29, 2013
Source : The Times of India


BANGALORE: Expediting the process to implement the Akrama-Sakrama scheme, regularization of unauthorized constructions, the urban development department (UDD) on October 28 forwarded the draft rules it had framed to the law department for its opinion.

In the light of cabinet decision and approval from governor HR Bharwdwaj, the government on October 19 issued an ordinance to the Karnataka Town and Country Planning and Certain Other Laws (amendment), 2013, otherwise called Akrama-Sakrama scheme.

The ordinance was issued to the Karnataka Town and Country Planning and Certain Other Laws (amendment), 2009, framed by the BJP government to extend the cut-off date for regularization of unauthorized residential and commercial building in urban areas, including BBMP limits. The ordinance gives cut-off date till 2013 end, while the earlier act’s cut-off period was December 2009.

UDD principal secretary P N Srnivasachary said the draft rules have been framed and will be sent to law department before issuing a notification, which brings the law into force.

Various fee structures like – regularization of violations relating to formation of sites (for both converted and non-converted lands), fee prescribed for setback violations for residential and non-residential use, for FAR violations for residential and non-residential use, for buildings constructed in non-converted agriculture lands and for buildings constructed without the building plan approval in approved layouts/developed areas and as per the zoning regulations/building byelaws – that were prescribed in the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (Regularization of Unathorized Development or Constrcution) Rules, 2007 have been modified in the new rules.

Sources in the UDD said once the law department approves the rules, notification can be issued without it going to before cabinet or the legislature. This means, once the notification is issued, people can start applying for regularization.

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