Panaji: Department of Urban Development in a circular issued today has introduced a system of single joint site inspection by all the concerned authorities with the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) being the Nodal Agency to simplify the procedure for issue of construction permits/licenses.
The system is been approved by the government.
The Commissioner of Corporation of the City of Panaji and Chief Officers of all the Municipal Councils have been directed to strictly adhere to the directions that, after obtaining the approval and technical clearance from the Town and Country Planning Department, the Applicant will submit the application for construction license to the Corporation of the City of Panaji/Municipal Council concerned as the case may be.
It is further informed that ULBs shall fix a date of the convening the Joint Inspection and inform all the Departments and the applicant accordingly. ‘A’ and ‘B’ Class Municipalities may convene the joint inspection once in a week and the ‘C’ Class Municipalities may convene this joint inspection once in a fortnight.
It is further stated that, the single joint inspection report will comprise of the inspection recommendations of all concerned Departments within a stipulated time frame of 15 days with provisions for the applicant to selectively extract Department specific observations as listed in the report.