Bhubaneswar: Ending all speculations, the state government Wednesday notified the long-awaited ‘Sarbakhyama Yojana’ (amnesty scheme) to benefit owners of unauthorised buildings in nine development areas of the state.
Housing and urban development (H&UD) minister Niranjan Pujari announced the relaunch of the scheme at a press meet in the secretariat. Under this scheme, unauthorised constructions can be regularised by paying a specific fee along with the submission of a building construction plan and fire clearance certificate, Pujari said.
However, the government has not relaxed all the parameters fixed by the development authorities for construction of buildings (both residential and non-residential) in the nine areas, he said, adding, only a few norms have been relaxed so that people can regularise their buildings by paying a specific amounts.
The scheme has come into effect from Wednesday and will continue for a period of six months excluding service delivery period of 60 days, H&UD secretary G Mathivathanan told the media.
The scheme will be applicable for Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Cuttack Development Authority (CDA), Berhampur Development Authority, Sambalpur Development Authority, Rourkela Development Authority, Puri-Konark Development Authority (PKDA), Paradip Development Authority, Kalinganagar Development Authority and Talcher-Angul-Meramandali Development Authority areas. The scheme was launched with an intent to give an opportunity to every citizen of the above-mentioned areas to regularise their unauthorised construction by way of compounding on payment of fees at the rates prescribed in the scheme, he said.
It is applicable for unauthorised constructions that are structurally safe and do not affect public interest or safety or interfere with any public activities and do not contradict provisions of any other Act, rules and regulations, the secretary said.
As per the scheme, in case of mega projects, it is mandatory for the builder to obtain infrastructure development NOC (non objection certificate) from the municipal authority concerned. While registering a house under the zero set back norm, an applicant has to get an NOC from the neighbour.
The plot size of up to 300 square metres will be considered for regularisation without NOC from neighbours whereas residential buildings (non-high rise) constructed over a plot up to 300 square metres can be regularised with 100 per cent ground coverage and nil setback and nil parking requirements on payment of applicable compounding charges.
Similarly, residential buildings (non-high rise) constructed on a plot above 300 square metres can be regularised with ground coverage of up to 75 per cent and relaxed setback and parking norms.
Residential apartments (non-high rise) can be regularised with a minimum cumulative setback of 2/3rd of the total setback requirements on either side of the site with a minimum 50 per cent of parking requirement.
Norms relating to staircase and minimum width corridor have been relaxed in respect of non-high-rise residential buildings except for apartments/special buildings. Certain relaxations in setback norms along with relaxation up to 25 per cent of parking requirement have been provided for high-rise buildings.
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.