CDA announces timeline-based working for swift completion of tasks

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Zubair Qureshi

Capital Development Authority (CDA) has okay a number measures including fixation of time lines for processing of different tasks/cases to introduce an environment of swift delivery and to ensure maximum public facilitation.
At a press briefing Member Admin & Finance Rana Shakeel Asghar, Member Planning & Design Dr Shahid Mahmood and Member Estate Naveed Elahi CDA explained these timeline based measures related to various services like approval of building plans, issuance of NDCs and NOCs for property transfer, lease extension, building completion certificates etc.
In line with Prime Minister Imran Khan’s vision and under the guidance of CDA Chairman these measures have been taken for the first time in history of the authority, they said adding the purpose was to provide maximum facilitation to general public through introduction of board approved timelines at One Windows Operations Directorate.
On directions of the Chairman, CDA is in process to provide online services to its clients on doorsteps and a system in this regard is being finalized in collaboration with NADRA, which should become functional within a few weeks, they said.
According to newly approved procedures, the cases for lease extension regarding Industrial agro, commercial, institutional, hospital, schools plots will be completed with in 05 days. Cases for transfer of properties situated in the settled sectors will be completed within ten working days form the date of submission of request at One Window Directorate.
Similarly, transfer of property in the affectees sectors will be completed in 28 working days. According to new measures NOC from revenue directorate, earlier required for transfer of property, will be no more required as last paid tax and other dues certificate/ bill will be considered enough. The cases for bifurcation of residential and commercial plots will be completed within 17 working days while cases for bifurcation and amalgamation of industrial plots will be completed within 18 working days.
During the briefing it was further informed that cases for trade change of Industrial plot will be completed within 17 days.
Procedures pertaining to Building Control Directorate will also be time line based, it was told at the media briefing and in this connection, approval of building plans of residential houses will be accorded in eleven working days, however, in case of any observation, applicant will be conveyed within seven days.
Similarly, building plans of small buildings including Class –III shopping centers, industrial buildings and Agro Farms etc, where design vetting committee is not involved, will be finalized in 16 working days.
Previously, there was no defined time line for Issuance of NOC required for transfer of property, which has now been fixed within 5 days. During the briefing it was further informed that procedure for issuance of completion certificate has also been time line based. In this connection, completion certificate for residential building will be issued in 13 days, completion certificate of small buildings in 19 working days while completion certificates of other buildings will be issued in 27 working days.

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