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Govt to revise impact fee bill for ‘Deep Impact’

Thursday, 24 May 2012 - 2:09pm IST | Place: Gandhinagar | Agency: dna

Decides to simplify existing impact fee rule to encourage more registrations.

It seems that Assembly polls later this year are weighing heavily on the mind of Gujarat government.

In a move targeted at pleasing the masses, the government is likely to provide more relief to citizens in the impact fee structure to legalise their unauthorised construction.

Taking note of the lukewarm response to the announced impact fee structure, state government is likely to issue a revised Government Resolution (GR) soon.

On Wednesday, state urban development minister, Nitin Patel said, "It has been observed that many people have filed complaints about the issues they are facing while following the current process of paying fees and making their unauthorised construction authorised. For instance, we have also observed that at many places the certificate of structural engineer is unwanted but since it is made mandatory people have to
obtain that."

The minister added, "We have decided to change such type of provisions, which are creating trouble for the citizens. We are still open to the complaints on the issue of impact fee, which are creating difficulties for the people and discouraging them to take benefit of the scheme. Our officers are working towards finalising the details.

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