New Delhi: In a bid to increase transparency and the ease of doing business, the Rajasthan government has implemented online approvals for building plans. The government aims to take the entire process online by the end of the month.
The move follows its recent steps towards urban development such as a law for land pooling, titling and digitization of records.
“The government has come up with an online building plan approval system and for online fire NOC. This is an end to end solution with the idea to remove manual intervention. This is being done to improve the ease of doing business in the state,” said Manjit Singh, principal secretary, local self government.
Application submission, processing, building plan approval and fee payment can now be done online.
“Our target is to take the entire process of building approvals online by 31 July across the state. This will also save our officers a lot of time. The entire process of getting an approval can now be completed in one week,” Singh said.
A fast-track process to get approval in a day will be put in place by 1 August.
Government officials said the system will make the process less cumbersome and reduce corruption.
Earlier this month, Rajpal Singh Shekhawat, minister for urban development & housing and local self government approved building plans for two commercial projects in Bhiwadi and Udaipur.
In April, the Rajasthan government passed a landmark legislation providing statutory backing to land records, effectively guaranteeing land and property ownership to create an efficient and transparent modern land market. Another legislation for land pooling, easing the way for land acquisition, was also passed.
Commenting on the other projects being taken up, Singh said, “The government is working on 23 modules of e-governance projects worth Rs.125 crore. Geographic mapping based master plans, digitization of records and land records will be placed online.”
Rajasthan’s push for urban development comes at a time when the National Democratic Alliance government at the centre is taking forward Smart Cities Mission, Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation and Housing For All.