Corporation to blacklist registered engineers and supervisors concerned
The revised rules of Mangalore City Corporation to check deviations in constructions of buildings in the city has specified that registered engineers and supervisors would be added to the “black list” if they violated the approved building plans during any stage of construction.
According to it, their names would be advertised in media and cost to this effect would be collected from owners of such buildings in question.
The council of the corporation approved the draft of the revised rules in its meeting on June 30. They would come into effect once the council ratified them in its next meeting. The rules had been revised for proper implementation of zonal regulations under Master Plan II for Mangalore Local Planning Area.
Although the revised draft had been tabled in the meeting of the council on November 29, 2011, the council referred it to the Standing Committee for Town Planning and Improvement for scrutiny.
The standing committee at its meeting on January 19, 2012, had postponed an agenda to this effect.
The committee, which met again on February 29, 2012, took up the agenda and recommended some changes in the draft.
The council in its meeting last week approved the draft with recommendations made by the committee. The rules had made owners of buildings, its engineers, architects, and registered supervisors responsible for violations, if any, in buildings. According to it, while applying for a building licence the owner of a building, its engineer, architect, and registered supervisors would have to submit an affidavit (stamped one) in prescribed format to the corporation that they would abide by the approved building plan and follow safety measures.
After completing the foundation of the building, owner of a building and its supervisor would have to in writing intimate the corporation in a prescribed format about completing the work as per the building plan.
The corporation would allow the construction to continue only if it was according to the building plan. If not it would “suspend” the licence and “initiate legal action” against the engineer.
The corporation after suspending the licences of such buildings which had violated the plans should publish about them in the media for the knowledge of people.
The draft said that no building should be constructed without the supervision by registered engineers and supervisors.
If such buildings were built they would be considered as illegal buildings. In case a builder changed the engineer and supervisor in between after beginning the work, it should be intimated to the corporation.
It said that in case if any engineer or supervisor came out of any building project, they should intimate the same to the civic body.
If not they would be held responsible if there was any violation in the project later even if they would had quit it.