Delhi joined the growing list of states who have developed online system of sanctioning building plans to climb up in the ladder of the Ease of Doing Business (EODB) reforms. Delhi yesterday launched an online portal for sanction of building plans for up to 500 square metres (sqm) for low-risk residential buildings. According to the government, the new system will simplify the building sanction process plan for most of the residential buildings which also has integrated payment gateways for issuance of sanction of building plans.
An important aspect of this system is that the new system completely avoids any physical interface of MCD (Municipal Corporation of Delhi) and the registered Architects. The registered Architects will be able to generate their sanction automatically through the system by completing the requisite formalities online and digitally signing the sanction letters. The new system will supposedly bring transparency in the system and promote self-certification among the applicants. 1,491 architects are currently registered with the system, who can immediately start using this facility and the process could even be completed within a single day. Any new architect can get himself registered through this online system only by completing the registration formalities.
All the inputs submitted by the registered architect will be checked automatically by the software based Rule engine of the system, which has been made in line with the building bylaws, Master Plan 2021 and relevant acts. Till now, this facility was available for residential building plans upto 105-sq.m, which has now been extended to 500-sq.m.