Hyderabad

DPMS to be upgraded for more transparency

The GHMC will introduce systemic changes to reduce human intervention in the online platform for building permissions to speed up the process and increase transparency.

On Friday, Commissioner M. Dana Kishore attended a presentation by the software developer about making the present Development Permission Management System (DPMS) for online permissions more citizen-friendly and accountable. The system presently operational in the Town Planning Wing for issue of building permissions and occupancy certificates is controlled by individuals, hence needs modernisation, Mr. Dana Kishore said.

The upgraded DPMS will have a single window integrated system for town planning related permissions, with inter-departmental connectivity. Citizens and architects will have to send applications only online, which will be perused by the officials through cloud-based work flow. All aspects pertaining to technical, legal and site inspection will be scrutinised on the cloud-based system, thereby minimising individual intervention.

The system will automatically filter applications through web-based tracking system for all related permissions, and generate a comprehensive report within 15 minutes about deviations if any. Field-level inspections too will be based on a mobile app, and the final permissions will be issued with digital signature, a press statement from GHMC informed.

Details about movement of the file will be automatically updated to the consumer through SMS, e-mail and individual mobile apps. Payments for the permissions too will be received through integrated payment gateway.

The online system will reduce the levels of processing from seven to four, the statement informed.

Apart from building permissions, the proposed system will encompass layout permissions, permissions from other departments, issue of no objection certificates and others in its ambit.

Mr. Dana Kishore informed that awareness workshops will soon be conducted for builders and individuals about the new system.

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