Setback: SC stays Akrama-Sakrama
The state had said reason behind formulating such a scheme was public interest.
BENGALURU: The Supreme Court on Friday has stayed the Akrama Sakrama scheme.While allowing the contentions of the state, the Karnataka High Court had upheld the amendments brought to the Karnataka Town and Country Planning (Regularisation of unauthorised Development or Constructions) Rules, 2013, to frame the scheme. The court had also opined that the scheme was introduced based on needs of the people.
But the petitioner said the amendment brought to Section 76 (FF) of the Act is excessive and there is no provision in building bye-laws of BBMP to regularise violations more than 5 per cent.
The state had said reason behind formulating such a scheme was public interest. But the petitioners disputed it saying the scheme contradicts the bye-laws of local bodies and Act.
Under the scheme, buildings constructed and sites formed in violations of bylaws before October 19, 2013 can be regularized by paying a fine. The violations, up to 50 per cent, can include land use violation, not leaving setback space, violation of Floor Area Ratio (FAR) and so on.