NEW DELHI: The three municipal corporations have simplified the process of sanctioning building plans. Giving a push to the "ease of doing business" initiative, they have now introduced a single window clearance system for construction proposals. Earlier, the system was quite complicated and people had to get NOCs from different agencies. Now, it has been made online and there is a common application form for all approvals. Any building plan will be cleared within 30 days after submission of the application. If that doesn't happen, the proposal gets automatically sanctioned on the 31st day. The time required to get the approvals has been reduced from 213 days to 60 days and the number of procedures have been brought down to 8 from 29.
"The building plan will be cleared within two weeks. In case of objections, the department will get a month's time to clear the plans," said Puneet Goel, commissioner of the south corporation, which is the nodal agency for the civic bodies to promote the "ease of doing business" initiative. "We have added the digital signature feature and now, there is no interaction between department and the people. Everything is done online," Goel added.