The three Municipal Corporations of Delhi have reported substantial progress in respect of ensuring single window clearences for construction projects in the stipulated 30 days time. Rajiv Gauba, Secretary (Urban Development) and Ramesh Abhishek, Secretary (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion) today reviewed progress towards enhancing ease of doing business in Delhi and Mumbai with all the concerned agencies.
They appreciated the 4-page Common Application Form introduced by the MCDs of North, South and East for enabling single window clearnces aimed at enhancing the ease of doing construction business in the national capital. It was further informed that while the common form enabling online approvals by other agencies like Delhi Fire Services, Delhi Urban Arts Commission, National Monuments Authority, applicants may be required to furnish even much less information if approvals of such agencies are not required.
Appreciating Airports Authority of India, National Monuments Authority etc for coming out with Color Coded Maps empowering respective urban local bodies to accord approvals, Rajiv Gauba directed all the concerned to make it clear by explaining in details areas exempted for obtaining their approvals and otherwise.
The MCDs have reported that 10 agencies including DUAC, Heritage Conservation Committee, Delhi Fire Services, Delhi Jal Board etc have already been integrated with the Common Application Form thereby doing away with the need for the applicant to separately approach these agencies for no objection certificates. Integration of Airports Authority of India into the online process will be ensured this week and tree cutting approvals by the end of this month.
It was decided in the meeting that Delhi Government would be requested to direct DISCOMs to ensure necessary approvals within 15 days of receiving applications.
Rajiv Gauba suggested that with the introduction of Common Application Form for construction projects, urban local bodies should stop receiving applications in the old format.
Officials of Mumbai , who participated in the review through video conference, have also reported substantial progress and assured that total integration would be ensured by the end of April.
Municipal Commissioners of urban local bodies of Delhi, representatives of other concerned agencies and senior officials of Ministry of Urban Development and DIPP participated in the review meeting.