By Accommodation Times News Service
The state government will be setting up a high power committee of ministers to study and suggest ways to protect buildings that have violated Floor Space Index norms and land use reservation and those that do not have occupation certificate from the civic body. The committee of eight ministers under the Urban Development Department proposal to protect illegal constructions in rural areas after the state Cabinet decided to widen the scope of the proposal. According to the survey there is almost 4,500 such housing societies. The committee will also suggest measures to offer respite to buildings in the city which are without Occupation Certificate.
The government policy is to levy monetary penalty to protect illegal construction by societies on legitimate plots, without regularizing the constructions. An official, from the Urban development Department said, protection will be given only to structures with illegal constructions on legitimate land. This does not include slum as they are encroachers though the constructions will not protected in their existing form. The penalty will be based on the ready reckoner rates.