Bhubaneswar: Odisha Housing and Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari on Wednesday announced an amnesty scheme ‘Sarbakhyama Yojana’ to regularise unauthorised buildings and establishments in urban areas across the state.
People can apply for regularisation of their unauthorised constructions that have not been given necessary approval as per building regulations with a few conditions under the amnesty scheme, the Minister said announcing the scheme.
The latest version of the scheme known as ‘Scheme for Regularisation of Unauthorised Construction, 2018’, will help people to regularize unauthorised constructions by paying a specific fee along with submission of building construction plan and fire clearance certificate.
“The ‘Amnesty Scheme’ or ‘Sarbakhyama Yojana’ intends to give an opportunity to every citizen for regularising unauthorised construction undertaken within the Development area concerned, prior to the date of the commencement of the scheme, by way of compounding on payment of fees at the rates prescribed in the scheme, so as to bring it into the fold of authorised development,” the press release issued by the department said.
It is applicable to unauthorised constructions that are structurally safe and do not affect any public interest or safety or interfere with any public activities and do not contradict provisions of any other Act, Rules and Regulations, it further said.
In case of mega projects, it is mandatory for the builder to obtain infrastructure development NOC from the municipal authorities concerned. To register a house under Zero Set Back, an applicant has to get NOC from the neighbour, it added.
The funds collected under this scheme would be credited into the CDP Infrastructure Development Fund (CIDF) and would mainly be used for parking infrastructure in the Development Authority areas.
Owners are advised to submit the applications within six months starting today. No objection certificate (NOC) from neighbours will not be required for plots within 300 square metre. However, there will be certain relaxation for regularisation of unauthorised clinical establishments.