Saturday, February 23, 2008

Sakrama: Fee for small sites slashed

Sakrama: Fee for small sites slashed
DH News Service,Bangalore:
The State Executive Committee on Friday gave its approval for a major slash in the regularisation fee for small sites under the Sakrama scheme.

Mr S Krishna Kumar, one of the advisors to the Governor, said the regularisation fee for 20x30 sites has been reduced by 80 per cent of the original fee. The fee for 30x40 sites has been slashed by 60 per cent.
The regularisation fee for larger sites remain unchanged. The penalty for building bylaw violations has also been untouched and the rates will remain the same.

The decision to slash the regularisation fee was taken after considering suggestions from the public that the penalty for small sites was unaffordable.

Krishna Kumar said the draft notification with the changes made in the Sakrama scheme would be published in a couple of days. The public would be given 30 days to file objections.

The rules have also been amended to clarify that Master Plan-2015 for Bangalore will be applicable for the Sakrama scheme.

In another relief, the Executive Committee resolved that if betterment fee has been paid to the local authority previously then the same would be deducted from the regularisation fee if relevant documents are furnished.
Ashraya, Urban Ashraya Slum Clearance Board and Housing Board layouts need not apply under the Sakrama scheme.

Those who have applied for regularisation under a scheme announced in 1995 also need not apply again, he said.

Once the revised scheme is notified, the Palike will take steps to refund the additional regularisation fee (for small sites) for those who have already applied, a BBMP official said.


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