Calls for strict vigil to check violations, deviations of actual plans, ease issuance of NoC for applicants
SRINAGAR: Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation Athar Aamir Khan today convened a meeting of all the Ward Officers along with the Building Inspectors to take a detailed ward wise review of Building activities and Enforcement at his office chambers here at central office Karan Nagar.
Athar Amir reviewed all the 35 SMC administrative wards one by one and took stock of permissions being approved in those wards, the status of number of illegal instructions, demolition drives being taken up with regard to illegal construction, , complaints regarding violation of building norms including conversion of nature of building permissions from residential to commercial ones, redressal of grievances, and the legal action taken thereof..
Commissioner in the meeting passed on clear cut directions that no violations in sanctioned building plans will be be tolerated and the number of permissions issued in every ward needs to be kept constantly watchful right from the initial level of structure getting up raised so that all the deviations are regularly being monitored and not allowed to come up right from the Plinth level.
On the occasion he directed ward officers that all the building activities with regard to building permissions , illegal construction and the major deviations in sanctioned plans shall be dealt with under act/rules.
Athar further said that the motive of the meeting is to get acquainted with the present status of each ward regarding the various ongoing building related activities and the role of enforcement in reinforcement before he would personally visit every ward and review the activities on ground.
A strong action for Any erring official found involved in facilitating illegal constructions will be taken under law.
Besides Joint Commissioner Adm Syed Abul Qasim, Joint Commissioner Works Ishtiyaq Ahmed Shah, Joint Commissioner Planning Ghulam Hassan Chief Enforcement Officer all the Ward officers along with Building Inspectors attended the meeting.
He,however, reiterated to take timely action of complaints regarding illegal constructions and keep monitoring the permissions that stand issued whether they are coming up as per the permitted plan or have got completed under various norms.
For improvisation and efficiency of Ward officers and Building Inspectors in carrying out effective building activities out on ground, Joint Commissioner Planning has been directed to conduct a day long capacity building programs in two phases to all ward officers and Building inspectors this coming Sunday in which ATPs will also be involved, so that the Ward Officers and Building Inspectors are well versed with the rules envisaged in Master plan to have better understanding of norms before its proper implementation on ground in letter and spirit.
Meanwhile He also instructed the concerned to give weekly reminders to the line departments for submitting of NOC’s of the building permissions cases to ease out the people’s movement and to forward a copy of building permissions to the applicants through email so as to save their time till the hard copy is being received from the applicants end.
In this regard Commissioner directed the concerned to make email I’d of the applicants part of their applications while applying for building permissions till the complete process of digitization will take place and it was also instructed the ward officers and concerned enforcement officers should also receive one copy of permission through email immediately after the issuance of building permissions.