Maharashtra: Now obtain building’s OC within 8 days flat


By Accommodation Times Bureau

Mumbai: In a bid to make the entire process of obtaining an OC hassle free and smoother the UDD led by chief minister Devendra Fadnavis has made it mandatory to grant OC within 8 days from application, building commencement certificate within 30 days and plinth-checking certificate within seven days. This is sure to grant relief to a number of people who have been waiting for months to receive one. According to an official order under the Maharashtra Right to Public Services Act, 2015, permission for tree- felling, as per the provision of the Maharashtra (Urban Areas) Protection and Preservation of Trees Act, 1975, will have to be granted within 45 days and online submission of inspection report in case of building permission, plinth-checking, occupation and tree-felling will have to be delivered within 48 hours from actual inspection of site.

A bureaucrat said that, “It was an attempt to provide corruption-free and transparent administration. It was for the first time that legislation has been enacted to provide public services. It’s a well-known fact; it’s very difficult to secure an occupation certificate in a municipal corporation. I am sure, with the revised limits, securing OC will be hassle-free,”

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