Monday, May 30, 2005

BCC plan: No devious designs, easy sanctions by year-end

BCC plan: No devious designs, easy sanctions by year-end
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: Bangalore City Corporation (BCC) will introduce a single window system to accept and approve building plans once it starts four new customer service centres in addition to the existing four.

Under this plan, an engineer will go through the documentation, check if all the bylaws are adhered to, raise queries if any, and only them pass it on to the town planning department at the BCC headquarters at NR Square for approval. The citizen can come back to the same centre and pick up the sanctioned plan within a maximum of 15 days.

‘‘Under the current system, a citizen has to go to the BCC sub-divisional office and submit the building plan along with property details. The engineers would take their own time to verify the documents and then ask for corrections and clarifications further delaying the sanction. The system also was prone to corruption. All this will end and make the BCC a responsive civic organisation,'' BCC commissioner K. Jothiramalingam told this website’s newspaper.

E-Sanction: The BCC eventually plans to introduce the e-sanction facility where the citizen could send his building plan and other documents in an electronic format to the BCC website. It will be processed automatically and a sanction letter issued.

BCC engineer-in-chief Rame Gowda told this website’s newspaper the e-sanction method is still at a conceptual stage and issues like authentication are being thrashed out. The BCC proposes to implement it at least by year-end.


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