RMC mayor Rama Khalkho and deputy mayor Ajay Nath Shahdeo at the meeting on Saturday. (Prashant Mitra)
Ranchi, Sept. 29: Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) board at its meeting today passed a proposal to issue public notices to such buildings in the state capital which were existing without the builder taking the mandatory “occupancy certificate” after completing construction.
The RMC in its public notice will set a deadline for builders and ask them to take the occupancy certificates for such buildings that were complete.
“The civic body would be issuing a public notice giving a deadline for builders to come and take the occupancy certificates. If the builders fail to take the certificate by the said deadline, the buildings would be sealed,” A.S. Deol, the ward commissioner who had brought the proposal to the RMC board meeting today, said.
The civic body also passed a “township policy” proposal to help builders develop townships in civic body areas. As per the proposal, any builder developing a township on land measuring more than 15 acres will be eligible to get such government land which is unoccupied and falls within the land he intends to develop.
All that the builder will have to do is develop the government land and hand over 50 per cent of the flats to the civic body, which it will allot to lower income groups. This apart, the builders who will develop townships on 15 acres or more, would now have to reserve 20 per cent of the flats for low income groups, even if the land belongs to the builder.
“The township proposal has been prepared in accordance with Jharkhand Municipal Act, 2011. It would be sent to the state government for approval,” said mayor Rama Khalkho.
The board meeting also approved the Water Board’s proposal to impose tax on residents who opt for deep boring. The new tax will come into effect from October 1.
While a resident who wants to dig a borewell of six inch diameter opening would have to make a one-time payment of Rs 1,000 to RMC, for a deep borewell being installed in an apartment complex, each flat owner would have to pay Rs 500.
For borewells for non-domestic use, the person digging it would have to make one-time payment of Rs 5,000. If the borewell is for industrial purpose, the interested party would have to make an one-time payment of Rs 10,000.
However, if any firm wants to dig a borewell to extract mineral water from the ground, it would have to initially pay Rs 25,000 and renew its registration with Rs 5,000 every year.
The meeting was chaired by mayor Rama Khalkho and attended by deputy mayor Ajay Nath Shahdeo, chief executive officer Dipankar Panda, deputy CEO Gopalji Tiwari and ward commissioners.