HYDERABAD:The elected members of Secunderabad Cantonment Board (SCB) have expressed their opposition to Hyderabad district administration’s decision to seek No Objection Certificate (NOC) from district authorities, for taking up constructions under its limits.
Following complaints of irregularities in the development of a layout in state government land in SCB limits, Hyderabad district collector had made it compulsory for new constructions on state government lands in SCB limits, to take NOC directly from the collector from July this year.
SCB officials have been forwarding all new building applications to the district administration.
The new regulation has irked SCB members, who argue that this will only lead to delay in granting permission to layouts and put the residents planning new constructions to hardship.
“Earlier building permission were granted if NOC was taken from Mandal Revenue Officer. Ideally within ten days NOC was given. But after making NOC from collector mandatory, 30 to 40 building permissions are pending with Hyderabad district administration. The new system will only cause difficulty to the residents,” opined SCB vice president S Keshava Reddy speaking at the board meeting Wednesday.
Besides facing delay, the applicants also have to cough up `5,000 for NOC from district administration. Therefore, the elected board members have expressed their displeasure over the new system. Sensing widespread discontent among elected members, CEO Sujatha Gupta has assured to take up the issue with Hyderabad collector soon.
“There are about 2,600 acres of B2 lands, belonging to state government falling under SCB limits. SCB do not have records regarding these lands. Therefore we are refering all new building permissions on B2 lands to district authorities for NOC,” said Sujatha Gupta.