Delayed permissions to attract penalty

Delayed permissions to attract penalty

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Telangana state government is planning to impose penalties on officials of the City and Town Planning Department in case of delay in issuing building permissions sought under Development Permission Management System (DPMS) on the lines of TS-iPASS. The government believes this move will ensure transparency and speedy clearance of building permission applications. It may be noted here that the maximum number of days for issuing permissions was recently reduced from 30 days to 21 days, removing unnecessary delay in issuing permissions.

The DPMS was introduced in June last year which has received good response from the house owners. After introduction of DPMS majority of applications are being disposed within 21 days after submission. Though there is a provision for slapping a penalty of Rs 1,000 for every one day of delay against the erring staff, the government did not implement the same so far.

Development Permissions Management System introduced last year provides single point, integrated and holistic on-line Development permissions to the Citizens for any permission in specified time lines. It has brought in a paradigm shift from Person centric to System centric service delivery with minimal manual intervention and least scope for interpretation of the regulations. The system has brought in considerable transparency, efficiency, consistency & cost effectiveness and above all it has made the governance predictable.