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Approval of Building plans for independent floors in the colonies would boost the economy: Brahm Mohindra

PUNJAB NEW EXPRESS | July 21, 2020 10:31 PM

CHANDIGARH: The local Government department today allowed the Building plans approval for G+2, G+3 and S+4 independent floors under the Punjab Municipal Building Byelaws 2018 and subsequent amendments which provide for independent floors. Announcing this,

Brahm Mohindra, Local Government Minister Punjab said that instructions have been issued to all the ULBs regarding this order and they have been asked to immediately implement it. This decision would give big relief to the small builders in the state and the department would fetch more than 60 Crores through various charges which would be paid by the builder. This will surely boost the economy of the state as well as the small builders who are facing big financial crunch due to COVID19.

Mohindra stated that this matter has been considered at the Government level and it was found that some ULBs were not clearing the Building plans of G+3 and S+4 on the pretext of the letter Dated 02.07.19. In this regard it is now clarified that there is no ban on the G+3 and S+4 building plans and they will be given clearance in accordance with Punjab Municipal Building Byelaws 2018 as amended from time to time including the amendments notified on 31.12.2019.

Further, Mohindra clarified that with regards to G+2 there was no ban ever imposed on G+2, as far as G+3 and S+4 are concerned the building byelaws are very clear on this.

Mohindra also said that in all these approvals there would be no violations of the building byelaws and the project must be registered with the Punjab Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA). The builder must obtain the Change of land use and License for the project and the layout plan must be approved from the competent authority before construction of independent floors. The external development charges, CLU charges and the processing fee charges shall be the same as applicable and there should not be any financial loss to the ULB/ Government.

Punjab Vigilance registers case against Improvement Trust employees
PHAGWARA: State Vigilance Bureau today registered a criminal case against Sandeep Mittar, Junior Assistant, Improvement Trust, Phagwara, Kapurthala district for tempering with Government records.

Disclosing this here today, an official spokesperson of the Vigilance Bureau said case has been registered against Junior Assistant Sandeep Mittar on the complaint of Sohan Lal Banga, Chairman of Improvement Trust, Phagwara.  He stated that Sandeep Mittar had tempered with the records and receipts and done fraud with the Government vis-à-vis caused financial loss to the state exchequer by misusing his position. During the investigation it was found that the above said accused had collected money on official receipts but did not deposited with the treasury. In addition to this Sandeep Mittar forged signatures of executive officer while executing registries in revenue office.

He informed that a case under different sections of prevention of corruption act has been registered against him at VB Police Station, Jalandhar and further investigation is under progress.

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