Hyderabad: In less than 100 days of the TS-bPASS coming into force, the State government has issued permissions for construction of 12,943 buildings in the State under the scheme. Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao said the scheme was brought by the State government to simplify the process of building approvals in a time-bound manner and reduce human interventions as well as increase citizen responsibility.
Speaking in the Assembly during the Zero Hour here on Saturday, the Minister said more than 80 per cent of the applications submitted under the TS-bPASS are cleared immediately. While no permission is required for buildings constructed in an area upto 75 sq.yards, the applicant must register online on payment of Rs 1. Instant approvals are being provided to buildings constructed in area upto 600 sq.yards with less than 10 metre height, on the basis of self-certification given by the applicant. Non-residential buildings with more than 10 metres height, are approved through a single window system within 21 days.
“The applicants for buildings above 600 sq.yards are cleared in a time-bound manner. If the officials do not issue necessary approvals within the prescribed period, the permissions are demeed to have been issued as per the TS-bPASS,” he said. He stated that the occupancy certificate was also being issued online.
In response to issues raised by the legislators, Rama Rao said he will examine the possibility of giving buildings permissions at free of cost in case of certain applicants seeking to construct new buildings in KPHB Colony, replacing old structures which are in dilapidated condition. He also assured to look into the problems pertaining to land records in Grama Kantams. About 200 new posts of in the municipal department were filled through the Telangana State Public Service Commission (TSPSC), he added.
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