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Explain alterations made to get OCs, architects told

GURUGRAM: The department of the city and nation planning (DTCP) has issued showcause notices to 2 city-based architects for allegedly furnishing improper information to the dep. to acquire career certificates (OCs) for their clients — homeowners of 2 residential structures — underneath its self-certification scheme.

During inspection, the groups arrange by way of DTCP to reconsider around 250 houses in licensed colonies that have been issued OCs between January 1 and March 31 — discovered that addition and alterations have been carried out within the properties situated in Sushant Lok after OCs have been issued.

In its realize, the district the city planner (DTP) wrote, “The photographs attached with the recordsdata don’t constitute the website online. It used to be discovered the architects submitted the case recordsdata without visiting the website online, which is towards ethics.”

The DTP directed the architects to reply within 10 working days. Till then, no case recordsdata submitted by way of them can be authorized. Officials added that if their replies are discovered unsatisfactory, the DTP will counsel cancellation in their skilled licences.

TOI had reported on April five, that DTCP has arrange groups of junior engineers and field investigators to re-check OCs by which development norms violations have been detected by way of his crew.

Under the amended Haryana Building Code, 2017, a person development a house has to put up a “self-certificate” to DTCP through a recognised architect, after which, if the applicant is found to have adopted all development regulations, the dep. problems an OC within 8 working days.

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