Pune: Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis admitted on Monday that there were flaws in State government’s decision to regularise unauthorised constructions by paying a compound fee and also gave assurance that government will clear the flaws and strict conditions in the unauthorised construction regularisation resolution.
Fadnavis was in Pimpri-Chinchwad city for the stone laying ceremony of freedom fighter Chapekar memorial at Chinchwad. After skipping the customary annual pooja in Pandharpur due to Maratha organisations’ warning, his Pimpri-Chinchwad visit was also uncertain. However, the police department took all precautions to prevent any untoward incident during the programme.
During his speech, Fadnavis said, “I got complaints from people about the harsh condition in unauthorised regularisation process. Hence, we have decided to conduct one meeting and give relaxation in conditions in the process of regularisation of unauthorised constructions. Development control rules and compound fee structure will also be revised.”
Last year in November, the State government had passed a resolution to regularise unauthorised constructions across the State by paying compound fees to civic bodies. According to draft rules issued by the State government on Friday, unauthorised constructions will be regularised on payment of compound fees. These rules are open for suggestions and objections for one month. If these rules get a final approval, the constructions built before December 31, 2015 will be regularised by paying compound fees. They will also get ‘No Objection Certificates’ from government agencies. However, due to strict conditions, people gave a low response to the State government’s decision. There was a demand from the public to make changes in rules and regulations of the government decision.
In that background, Fadnavis said, “We will give authority to civic bodies to frame compound charges for regularisation of unauthorised constructions. People shall pay charges which corporation will decide. We are trying to regularise all households. Pimpri-Chinchwad is a good city and we want to do good work and the government will help the city.”