Completion certificate to be made mandatory for buildings across TN
By C Shivakumar | Express News Service | Published: 18th July 2017 09:41 AM |
CHENNAI: Streamlining building construction to address safety and security concerns, Tamil Nadu will soon make completion certificate mandatory for buildings across the State.The draft to extend the provision (applicable only in Chennai) making it mandatory to the entire state is ready, sources told Express, adding that it would be circulated for discussion during a consultation meeting to be held a week from now. A stakeholders meeting will be held on July 24.
In the first, application should be submitted once work gets completed to the plinth level. The developer has to seek a certificate for continuance of work. If the continuance is not issued within 15 days it would be deemed to be issued, and developer may proceed with construction without any deviation to approved plan, sources privy to the draft said.
The second stage is after completion of entire construction. The report on completion of construction in full, without requiring any further civil works, has to be submitted by the owner or developer along with a scrutiny fee of `10 per square feet of the floor space index (FSI) area of the building, states the draft.
The competent authority has been given a 30-day period to undertake site inspection and communicate its decision. The report of completion that is submitted to competent authority has to be duly signed by professionals engaged by the builder for having followed regulation, norms and designs for earthquake resistance, fire safety and all possible hazards in construction of the building.
“If the report submitted by the professionals is found to be wrong, the professional concerned will be blacklisted and intimated to appropriate professional association in which he or she has been registered for taking action against unethical behaviour,” sources said.
1. TN prepares norms for buildings under the Directorate of Town and Country Planning to get completion certificate
2. A final draft is prepared which provides for dual stage of completion certificate.
3. Under first stage, the completion certificate has to be provided once work gets completed up to plinth level.
In the second, the developer has to submit report on completion of construction along with a scrutiny fee of J10 per sqft of the FSI area of the building.
4. The report of completion of buildings has to be submitted to competent authority duly signed by professionals.
5. If the report is found wrong, the professional concerned will be blacklisted