Nashik municipal commissioner Chandrakant Pulkundwar has started reforms in the town planning department in a bid to facilitate building plans permissions and levy of property tax on the new properties immediately after issuance of the building completion certificates (BCCs).
The civic chief has appointed a four-member panel that will study the functioning of the town planning departments of Thane, Navi Mumbai, Kalyan-Dombivali and Aurangabad municipal corporations, and suggest improvements needed in the town planning department of the Nashik Municipal Corporation (NMC).
The panel members include the deputy director (town planning), assistant director of town planning, deputy commissioner (garden) and town planner of the civic body.
NMC commissioner Pulkundwar told TOI the committee will study various aspects of the town planning department and submit the report within a month. “The panel will consider reducing various stages in approving building plans, no objection certificates (NoCs) by the garden department, effective implementation of the BPMS software for online submission and approval of building plans, levy of property tax on new properties and providing new water connections while giving BCCs to the properties after construction is completed,” he said.
“It will also suggest measures for illegal and excess constructions above the actual plan approved by the civic body,” he added.
The Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (Credai), Nashik, and the National Real Estate Development Council (Naredco), Nashik, had been asking the NMC administration to facilitate the submission and approval of building plans. Office-bearers of both real estate bodies had several meetings with the NMC commissioner.