**Bhubaneswar:** Odisha Housing & Urban Development Minister Niranjan Pujari on Wednesday announced ‘Sarbakhyama Yojana’ (amnesty scheme) under which unauthorised constructions can be regularised by paying specific fees along with submission of building construction plan and fire clearance certificate.
As per a press note issued by the H&UD Department, “The ‘Amnesty Scheme’ or ‘Sarbakhyama Yojana’ intends to give an opportunity to every citizen for regularising unauthorised construction undertaken within the Development area concerned, prior to the date of the commencement of the Scheme, by way of compounding on payment of fees at the rates prescribed in the scheme, so as to bring it into the fold of authorised development.”
“The Scheme is applicable only to such unauthorised constructions that are structurally safe and do not affect any public interest or safety or interfere with any public activities and do not contradict provisions of any other Act, Rules and Regulations, thereof,” the press note specifies.
It has also been specified:
Any citizen intending to get the unauthorised constructions regualrised under this Scheme shall apply to the Development Authority concerned in prescribed form accompanied with the prescribed fees.
For the purpose of application, four copies of building plans as per actual construction at site showing the details of the construction made, will be needed along with other documents as prescribed in the notification.
No Objection Certificates (NOC) like Fire Safety certificates as per the provisions of the Odisha Fire Prevention and Safety Rules, 2017 and Structural Safety certificates as per Planning and Building Standards Regulation of the respective Development authorities would also be needed.
Peripheral infrastructure development NOC in applicable cases from Urban Local Body would also be required. An NOC is also needed from the neighbour, if the person is going to regularise unauthorised constructions with nil setback.
Plot size up to 300 square metres will be considered for regularisation without insisting upon NOC from neighbours.
Residential Buildings (Non-High Rise) constructed over a plot area up to 300 square metres can be regularised with 100% ground coverage and nil setback and nil parking requirements on payment of applicable compounding charges.
Residential Buildings (Non-High Rise) constructed in plot area above 300 square metres can be regularised with ground coverage up to 75% and relaxed setback and parking norms.
Residential Apartments (Non-High Rise) can be regularised with minimum cumulative setback of 2/3rd of the total setback requirements on either sides of the site with minimum 50% parking requirement and consent of RWA.
Norms relating to staircase and minimum width corridor have been relaxed in respect of Non-High-Rise Residential buildings except Apartments/Special Buildings.
Fire safety installations including underground water tank and terrace water tank shall be provided wherever applicable as per norms.
Certain relaxations in setback norms along with relaxation up to 25% of parking requirement have been provided for High Rise buildings.
The application shall be accompanied by self-assessed compounding fee as per the rates prescribed and same shall be deposited with Development Authority concerned in one installment only.
The differential amount, if any, shall be paid within 30 days from the date of receipt of intimation from the Development Authority and extra amount deposited by the applicant, if any, shall be refunded without any interest.
The funds collected under this Scheme would be credited into the CDP Infrastructure Development Fund (CIDF) and it would mainly be used for parking infrastructure in the Development Authority areas.
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