Over the years, India has witnessed an immense increase in terms of population. Apart from the encroachments from the neighboring countries, birth rates have taken a steep rise over past few decades that leads to the margin cross a hundred billion. Under such circumstances, each and every state of the country is suffering from residential space crunch thereby resulting unwanted encroachments even on the Govt. land as well. Understanding the intensity of the scenario, our present govt. particularly in charge of the Karnataka state Mr.Ramalinga Reddy stepped up to the occasion to undergo certain provisions suiting their needs in accordance to the Law. The prime aim is for the well being of the common people; the bill was proposed and passed in order to regularize unauthorized or illegal developments and constructions in the urban areas including Bangalore city. The Akrama Sakrama bill has been a common talk for Karnataka as the ruling govt. and other political parties has been proactive in the said matter. There has been certain change in the bill that was proposed initially and later on reframed under the instruction of the governor.
The bill is a onetime regularization from building deviations to illegal constructions to change in land use in urban areas Akrama Sakrama. There has been several turbulent phases witnessed during the formation of the bill and was twice rejected by the Governor. Previously when called for objections, owners of the buildings with deviations have objected to the proposed high penalty amount. Civil society groups and the High Court were also on even terms regarding the extent of violations regularized. The govt. was suggested to reframe some of the existing rules draft a time frame without any extension and also ensure that the scheme do not benefit the real estate mafia anyhow. The bill was passed by Lawmakers on December 2nd, 2013 and notified on December 31st 2013. However in spite of the Bill making legal, there are still certain questions which remain unanswered like what steps or actions would be taken if there are instances when there are buildings whose deviations are more than the regularized ceilings.As architects in Bangalore we make sure that our clients understand the violation that the proposed house plans have made with respect to by laws.
Akrama Sakrama notifications and fines for building violation
It was the revenue minister who tabled the revised controversial bill and in this regard, his sayings authenticate that an applicant has to submit proof of having constructed the house prior January 1st; 2012. Likewise, no vacant land would be regularized. There are certain restrictions that are must be complied with like houses constructed within a radius of 18 km of BBMP, 5 km within all city municipalities and 3 kms within town municipality councils would be regularized. It has also been confirmed that those who possess a house on Govt. land in urban areas have to submit applications within the specified period along with the regularization fee of their dwellings. The penalties for the construction in unauthorized area will range from INR 5,000 to INR 2.10 lakh. The Akrama Sakrama bill bangalorealso lists out the violations eligible for regularization, terms for calculation of violation, steps that need to be taken and procedure that need to be followed by the authority.